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The University of Missouri has set a record of more than $462 million in research expenditures in fiscal 2023, marking its 10th consecutive year of increases.

As a leading research university and a proud member of the Association of American Universities, MU is committed to improving the future through innovation in crucial areas such as agricultural efficiency, educational improvements, life-saving medical treatments and much more.

"MU researchers are tackling pressing challenges and providing real-world solutions," said Robin Wenneker, chair of the UM Board of Curators. “Whether they’re saving lives, boosting agricultural production, accelerating the local economy or improving educational outcomes, their work reaches far beyond our walls, making a positive impact in the world.”

MU’s research generates nearly $1 billion a year in economic impact for the state of Missouri, a recent study found, supporting more than 6,800 jobs and producing $55 million in state and local taxes.

“For a decade, Mizzou has grown our research enterprise and delivered more impact as Missouri’s flagship, land-grant university,” University of Missouri President Mun Choi said. “These record expenditures show our commitment to creating breakthroughs that benefit our state while also attracting new research funding and world-class faculty to campus.”

Thomas Spencer, vice chancellor for research at MU, said the university’s research boosts health and well-being worldwide. “The investments we make today in our people will lead to both immediate and long-term benefits for society,” he said. “We will continue our mission to help investigators reach their research goals to generate new knowledge and propel advancements in various fields.”

Learn about recent research projects and MU's strategy for success on the Show Me Mizzou website.

See highlights from the past decade of research at Mizzou.