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Kelly Rusch
Kelly A. Rusch
Vice President for Research and Creative Activity (RCA)
At North Dakota State University, exceptional research infrastructure is in place; new partnerships are underway and opportunities are being realized. As a student-focused, land grant, research institution, NDSU provides unique opportunities to shape students' futures, generate new discoveries and build economic opportunities for the region. Browse this site or visit the Press Room for a snapshot of discoveries, successes and plans for the future.

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NDSU Reaches Top National Rank of Carnegie Commission

ResearchNorth Dakota State University has joined the nation's top 108 public and private universities in the Carnegie Commission on Higher Education's elite category of "Research Universities/Very High Research Activity." The complete story can be found here.

"The Carnegie Commission announcement is an exciting recognition of NDSU's emerging national status," said NDSU President Dean L. Bresciani. Since the Carnegie Commission announcement, NDSU’s research activities have continued to grow.  Total research expenditures reported to the National Science Foundation in fiscal year 2010 were more than $126 million, while total R&D for fiscal year 2011 topped $134 million.   

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