The Research Drain

As universities ante up more of their own money, many still slip in federal science ranking

Yana Paskova for The Chronicle

As its federal funds have declined, the State University of New York at Stony Brook (shown here, its bionanotechnology lab) has concentrated on attracting more research money from corporations and state partnerships.
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At a time when earning a berth among the country's elite research universities is more competitive than ever, many institutions have tried to improve their edge by spending more of their own money but have failed to see a payoff.

An analysis by The...

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