University of Kentucky

June 23, 2021

Research at the University of Kentucky is a dynamic enterprise encompassing traditional scholarship, the humanities, health care, and emerging fields and technologies. With more than 70 centers and institutes, UK clinicians, scientists and scholars are finding solutions to Kentucky’s toughest problems, discovering new knowledge, and providing a rich training ground for students. Research and development at UK has a direct, and significant, economic impact on Kentucky. The $393 million UK spent on R&D in FY 2018 generated more than $725 million in economic activity across the Commonwealth. In Fayette County, 1,866 jobs were created and across the state in the scientific sector more than 4,400 jobs were created. 

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