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With world-renowned programs in the sciences and the arts, The University of Iowa trains tomorrow’s academic and professional leaders while fostering innovation and economic growth.

When it comes to research, The University of Iowa is a resource for Iowa, the nation, and the world.

• UI research is a magnet for national investment, attracting more than $382.2 million in external grants and contracts in fiscal year 2007 and placing the University among the 20 most productive research universities in the nation.

• Discoveries, methods, and technologies that result from this research enhance quality of life for people everywhere.

The University of Iowa offers essential training for Iowa professionals.

• About half of the state’s physicians and pharmacists, 80 percent of dentists, 40 percent of nurses, and teachers and administrators in 70 percent of Iowa school districts received their degrees at the University.

• More than 40 UI graduate and professional programs rank among the top 25 in their fields at public universities.

• The University helps established professionals hone their skills through hundreds of continuing education programs.

The University of Iowa is a source for discoveries in health care and the biosciences.

• Leadership in health care and biosciences research is a source of pride and growth for Iowa, with one of the nation’s top-ranked hospitals and three top-10 ranked medical specialties.

• Five Iowa-based companies have grown from UI biomedical discoveries, and four research areas—biodefense, imaging, drug development, and post-genomic medicine—offer particularly promising platforms for economic development.

The University of Iowa fosters creativity through its internationally recognized contributions to the arts and humanities.

• The first university to accept creative work on par with academic research, Iowa is home to the pioneering Writers’ Workshop and nationally ranked programs in the visual arts.

Arts Share and other outreach programs deliver music, dance, theater, writing, and visual arts education and events to communities across Iowa.

University of Iowa-trained academics, professionals, and artists make exceptional contributions to institutions and communities everywhere.

• Since its 1847 founding, the University has granted nearly 83,000 doctoral and master’s degrees across the spectrum of academic disciplines and more than 35,000 professional degrees in fields like medicine, law, and business.

• UI graduates have become leaders at universities around the world, taking with them Iowa values like collaboration, mentorship, and interdisciplinary discovery.

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