Facts About Research
With more than $820 million in research expenditures generated by Texas A&M faculty-researchers, the University ranks in the top tier of universities nationwide in total research expenditures. Our faculty is recognized worldwide for developing problem-solving research breakthroughs and writing the textbooks that teach the next generation of experts.
Graduate students at Texas A&M develop individual programs tailored to their research interests, ranging from nuclear engineering to plant breeding and hundreds of programs in between. Even as undergraduates, students are exposed to challenging research opportunities in labs that were once the sole domain of graduate students.
During the most recent fiscal year, researchers at Texas A&M and affiliated A&M System agencies formed six startup companies and executed 50 licenses, bringing the total number of active licenses to 441; 38 licenses for new technology were executed and 32 patents were issued.
Texas A&M's 400-acre Research Park comprises 10 buildings and more than 500,000 square feet of space for innovative companies and organizations focused on transferring new technologies into the marketplace. Two new institutes in the Research Park — the Texas A&M Institute for Genomic Medicine and the Texas A&M Institute for Preclinical Studies — are accelerating the pace of life-changing medical discoveries and their introduction to the public.