$424 million in external funding in fiscal 2013

2,130 grants and contracts awarded

20th among public universities in federal research and development funding

42% of Iowa undergraduates are involved in research


Economic impact

$963 million in Iowa economic activity driven by UI research

142 patent applications filed by the UI Research Foundation in fiscal 2013

74 patents issued; 29 licenses/options

$1,381,709 in royalties and license fees; $1,140,471 in patent cost reimbursements

$2.4 billion—projected impact of UI discoveries on Iowa’s economy by 2020

Discover more at the Office of the Vice President for Research and Economic Development



8 main and branch libraries on campus

37,000-square-foot Main Library Learning Commons opened in fall 2013

5 million volumes in the state’s largest library system

200,000+ rare books and 500+ historically significant manuscript collections

11,000+ electronic journals licensed for use

1 million volumes in the College of Law Library—second-largest collection among all law-school libraries

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