The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching designates Wayne State as RU/VH, a Research University (Very High research activity), a distinction shared by only 2.3 percent of American universities. In 2011 and 2012 combined, Wayne State's College of Engineering experienced a two-year, record-breaking $40.3 million in research awards from grant-funding agencies and organizations. The College's hands-on learning environment stems from studying and working under the direction of these recognized world leaders who conduct pioneering research and development.
In the past five years, College of Engineering inventions have resulted in:
- 40 provisional patent applications
- 22 non-provisional patent applications
- 8 licenses involved 12 College of Engineering technologies
- 5 start-up companies
Wayne State University is also a University Research Corridor (URC) partner with the University of Michigan and Michigan State University. The URC partners formed this alliance to improve the understanding of the vital role these three universities have played, and will play, in revitalizing the state's economy.
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