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Wichita State ranks third in aero R&D

February 26, 2008

Wichita State University now ranks third among all U.S. universities in aerospace engineering research and development, according to the most recent National Science Foundation data.

The top ten U.S. universities ranked by aeronautical R&D expenditures in FY06 are:

  1. The Johns Hopkins University
  2. Georgia Institute of Technology
  3. Wichita State University
  4. Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  5. Texas A & M University
  6. University of Maryland-College Park
  7. University of Colorado
  8. University of Texas-Austin
  9. University of Tennessee
  10. University of Florida

Wichita State’s no. 3 ranking is largely due to the research and testing programs at NIAR, the National Institute for Aviation Research.

NIAR is a prestigious state-of-the-art aerospace research and development laboratory with global reach and expertise in research, design, testing and certification.  The Institute’s clientele includes many of the world’s aerospace manufacturers, NASA and the FAA.  It is the largest aviation R&D academic institution in America.

Source:  NIAR

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