The Lincy Institute Policy Brief
The Lincy Institute
Las Vegas, NV
Education Series NO. 7
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Founded in 1957, the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) is now classified as a top research university by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. This is a major accomplishment. The Lincy Institute’s analysis of all 130 “Carnegie Doctoral Universities” (2018) with “very high research activity,” or R1 status, (Appendix A provides a summary of the data on the 93 public institutions with R1 status, and Appendix B sorts this list by age of institution) finds that UNLV is among the 10 youngest institutions founded post-World War II in the U.S. to achieve this status.2 This is a proud moment for the university and the region. The recognition highlights the importance of UNLV as a major economic development asset that will continue to lift Southern Nevada’s industry and commerce.
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Damore, David F., and Robert E. Lang. 2019. “The Road to Carnegie R1 at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.” Education Series, No. 7. The Lincy Institute.
Lang, R. E.,
Damore, D. F.
The Road to Carnegie R1 at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.
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