Research Excellence

Strengthen UAlbany’s research, scholarship, and creative pursuits that address societal challenges, advance human knowledge, and drive innovation and discovery.

  1. Recruit and retain faculty, staff and graduate students who strongly contribute to distinctive disciplinary and interdisciplinary research programs that drive entrepreneurship, public-private partnerships,
    and translational application.

  2. Empower faculty, staff and students to engage in innovative research through an enhanced research infrastructure, including streamlined pre- and post-award support practices.

  3. Identify and support innovative research opportunities that maintain a balanced research portfolio throughout the disciplines while encouraging collaboration across our programs.

Sample Research Excellence Metrics:

  • Number of faculty scholarship and citations in top-tier journals, books, and publications
  • Faculty creative work exhibitions in top-tier venues
  • Total number and value of research grant applications, awards,
    and expenditures
  • Recognitions and honors in the arts, humanities, science, engineering, and health1
  • National academy memberships1
  • Postdoctoral appointees1
  • Increasing ratio of faculty with research grants
  • Ratio of doctorates awarded per faculty compared to peers

1 As defined by The Center for Measuring University Performance