September 10, 2008

UNT targets funds for research, recruiting

The University of North Texas is earmarking $25 million to expand research and recruit talented faculty, officials said Tuesday.

The university also announced that faculty will come together from many departments – from the arts to several areas of science – to work on research projects. Officials said they also plan to create a new research center focused on immigrant studies.

The $25 million investment comes from recent tuition increases, as well as state funding requested from the Legislature, said Vish Prasad, UNT's vice president for research and economic development.

UNT is one of seven public universities, including the University of Texas at Arlington and UT-Dallas, seeking to persuade state officials to designate them as top research universities and provide more resources.

Candace Carlisle,

Denton Record Chronicle

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