University of Hawai'i
(808) 956-8856 Telephone
|For Immediate Release:||
January 22, 2002
Shawn Nakamoto, (808) 956-9095 or
Kristen Cabral, (808) 956-5039
|Hawaii Ranks 8th for University-Performed R&D Expenditures|
HONOLULUAccording to the recent State Science and Technology Indicators
report, Hawaii ranks 8th in the United States and 31 percent higher than the
average state for university-performed research and development (R&D) expenditures.
The statistics presented in the university-performed R&D expenditures portion
of the report describe the importance of university research to a states
The total university-performed R&D expenditures for the 50 states were $27.2 billion or $2.94 per $1,000 of the U.S. gross domestic product (GDP). The total university-performed R&D expenditures for the state of Hawaii were $156.8 million or $3.83 per $1,000 of Hawaiis gross state product (GSP), compared to the median expenditure for university-performed R&D in the 50 states, which was $2.89 per $1,000 of GSP.
R&D performance includes the total of basic research, applied research, and development. The research performed by universities may be funded by the federal government, non-federal governments, industry, non-profits, or the universities themselves. Expenditures for university-performed R&D per $1,000 of GSP is calculated by dividing the amount of research performed by universities and colleges in a state by that states GSP. GSP is the output of goods and services produced by the labor and property located in the state.
According to the report, the economic impact of universities R&D accrues over many years because universities specialize in basic research. Universities faculty, facilities, and knowledge contribute substantially to the resource base that attracts new business to a state as world-class research institutions are frequently cited as reasons for new businesses to locate in an area.
Visit www.ta.doc.gov/reports/TechPolicy/StatesIndicators2.pdf for the full State Science and Technology Indicators report.