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Vision Project Preview: Research and Economic Activity


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The Vision Project is the strategic initiative through which the Massachusetts Public Higher Education System as come together to focus on producing the best-educated citizenry and workforce in the nation by achieving national leadership on seven key outcomes, including Research and Economic Activity, meaning the research activity and resulting economic impact by the five campuses of the state's public research university, the University of Massachusetts. This presentation gives a preview of data showing where Massachusetts stands in these outcomes at the outset of the Vision Project. More information at Original presentation date: May 3, 2011

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Vision Project Preview: Research and Economic Activity

  1. 1. The University of Massachusetts: A CRITICAL ASSET FOR THE COMMONWEALTH & ITS ECONOMIC FUTURE Presented to the Massachusetts Board of Higher Education by: Julie Chen, University of Massachusetts Lowell Jim Kurose, University of Massachusetts Amherst May 3, 2011
  2. 2. <ul><li>We will produce the best-educated citizenry and workforce in the nation. We will be a national leader in research that drives economic development. </li></ul><ul><li>To achieve the research vision, the University of Massachusetts must claim national leadership in: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Research Activity Research activity related to economic development </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Economic Activity Economic activity derived from research </li></ul></ul>0
  3. 3. UMass Mission and Positioning Statement <ul><li>Mission : The University’s mission is to provide an affordable and accessible education of high quality and to conduct programs of research and public service that advance knowledge and improve the lives of the people of the Commonwealth, the nation and the world </li></ul><ul><li>Positioning Statement : “The Commonwealth’s public research university needs to be world-class for our students and our state to be competitive in the global economy. The path to social and economic development in Massachusetts and its diverse regions goes through the University of Massachusetts.” </li></ul><ul><li>– Jack M. Wilson, President, University of Massachusetts </li></ul>
  4. 4. UMass is a Critical Asset for the Commonwealth and Its Economic Future <ul><li>A major state-wide institution with a strategic </li></ul><ul><li>presence and impact in every region of the state </li></ul><ul><li>Spending and investments which resulted in over </li></ul><ul><li>$4.8 billion of economic activity in the state </li></ul><ul><li>(FY 2010) </li></ul><ul><li>A primary access point for an affordable, high- </li></ul><ul><li>quality higher education for Massachusetts citizens </li></ul><ul><li>A major and growing producer of talent and </li></ul><ul><li>innovation that promotes economic development </li></ul><ul><li>across the entire state </li></ul><ul><li>A complex, well-managed education and R&D enterprise with key performance indicators on the upswing </li></ul>
  5. 5. Size and Scope of the Commonwealth’s Public Research University <ul><li>$2.8 billion operating budget (FY 2011) – 81% self-generated </li></ul><ul><li>$2.5 billion 5-year (FY 2011-15) capital budget – 71% self-funded (requesting 29% from state) </li></ul><ul><li>16,500 employees (2010) – </li></ul><ul><li>among the Top 10 </li></ul><ul><li>employers in the state and </li></ul><ul><li>the leading employer in </li></ul><ul><li>some regions </li></ul><ul><li>68,000 students (fall 2010 </li></ul><ul><li>headcount, largest in New </li></ul><ul><li>England) and 240,000 in- </li></ul><ul><li>state Alumni </li></ul>
  6. 6. A Statewide Institution with Statewide Impact Massachusetts Marine Fisheries Institute (MFI), New Bedford (UMD/EOEEA) Massachusetts Medical Device Development Center, Lowell (UML) Marine Sciences Center, New Bedford (UMD) UMass Amherst UMass Worcester UMass Lowell UMass Boston UMass Dartmouth Massachusetts Biologics Laboratory, Boston (UMMS) BioManufacturing Center, Fall River (UMD) Venture Development Center, Boston (UMB) Cranberry Station, East Wareham (UMA) Center for Hierarchical Manufacturing (UMA) Massachusetts Biotechnology Research Park, Worcester (UMMS) Pioneer Valley Life Sciences Institute, Springfield (UMA) Advanced Technology and Manufacturing Center, Fall River (UMD) UMass Center for Clinical & Translational Science, Worcester (UMMS) Center for High-Rate Nanomanufacturing, Lowell (UML/Northeastern/UNH) Massachusetts Green High Performance Computing Center, Holyoke (System)
  7. 7. A Key Producer of High-quality Talent for the Commonwealth <ul><li>A total of 68,000 students enrolled in (fall 2010) </li></ul><ul><li>Almost 14,000 annual degrees and certificates awarded across the five campuses </li></ul><ul><li>8 of 10 undergrads are Massachusetts residents </li></ul><ul><li>70% - 80% stay in Massachusetts after graduation </li></ul><ul><li>60% stay in the state long-term (almost twice that of private universities) </li></ul><ul><li>240,000 alumni in Massachusetts </li></ul>
  8. 8. Growth in Enrollment: 2003-2010 <ul><li>Fall 2010 enrollments at UMass totaled at 68, 315. </li></ul><ul><li>Between Fall 2009-2010, there was a 4% growth in enrollment, representing an additional 2,392 enrollments system-wide. </li></ul><ul><li>Total fall enrollment grew by 19% between 2003–2010. </li></ul><ul><li>This represents an additional 10,846 enrollments across all four campuses over this period. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Growth in Degree Completions: 2003-2010 <ul><li>In FY2010, UMass awarded a total of 13,803 degrees and certificates, representing a 9% growth from the previous year. </li></ul><ul><li>Total number of degrees and certificates awarded grew by 29% between 2003–2010. </li></ul><ul><li>This represents a total of 95,214 degrees and certificates across all four campuses over this period. </li></ul>
  10. 10. Student-led Research: U.S. EPA “People, Prosperity & Plant” Award to UMass Lowell <ul><li>Research project in the Center for Advanced Materials </li></ul><ul><li>Interdisciplinary team from Chemistry, Physics, Chemical Engineering and Plastics Engineering </li></ul><ul><li>Support from MA Toxics Use Reduction Institute, UMass Technology Development Fund and U.S. Army Natick Soldier Systems Center </li></ul>
  11. 11. UMassOnline: A Global Leader in Online Education <ul><li>$59 million revenue (AY 2010) </li></ul><ul><li>45,800 enrollment (AY 2010) </li></ul><ul><li>104 degree & certificate programs </li></ul><ul><li>U.S. Distance Learning Association awards: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>21st Century Best Practices Award </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Excellence in Distance teaching Education Award </li></ul></ul>
  12. 12. Generating Innovation Across the State <ul><li>$541 million in annual R&D expenditures (FY 2010 data) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>3 rd largest academic </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>research enterprise in </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>the state </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>4 th largest in New </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>England </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>38 th in the U.S. (NSF </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>FY 2008 survey data) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>90% of academic R&D outside Route 128 is conducted by UMass </li></ul><ul><li>Award-winning faculty </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Nobel laureate </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Members of National Academies </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Howard Hughes Investigators </li></ul></ul>
  13. 13. Steady Growth in UMass R&D, Above U.S. Average <ul><li>FY 2010 research expenditures totaled $541 Million </li></ul><ul><ul><li>UMass has outpaced average U.S. academic R&D growth rate for the past five years </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>UMass faculty have to date been awarded 181 ARRA-funded grants and contracts totaling over $89 million </li></ul></ul>
  14. 14. CASA – UMass Amherst NSF Engineering Research Center <ul><li>Collaboration, partnerships: </li></ul><ul><li>disciplines: ECE (radar), CS (computing, networking) atmospheric science, meteorology, OR, sociology </li></ul><ul><li>academic institutions: UMass, Colorado State, Oklahoma, Puerto Rico, more… </li></ul><ul><li>industry: Raytheon key founding partner </li></ul><ul><li>state: support, prior to JAII </li></ul><ul><li>10 years, $40 M federal funding </li></ul>C ollaborative A daptive S ensing of the A tmosphere
  15. 15. <ul><li>NSF Nanoscale Science & Engineering Center : Center for Hierarchical Manufacturing </li></ul><ul><li>$16M NSF center (renewable) </li></ul><ul><li>research: nanoscale materials, nano-electronics, bio-directed assemblies </li></ul><ul><li>interdisciplinary: 7 depts </li></ul><ul><li>engagement: education, outreach, tech transfer </li></ul><ul><li>state investment: via JAII </li></ul><ul><li>leadership: J. Watkins (PSE), M. Tuominen (Physics) </li></ul>UMass Amherst NSF Nanoscale Science, Energy Centers <ul><li>DOE Energy Frontiers Research Center </li></ul><ul><li>$16M announced 2009 </li></ul><ul><li>polymer-based photovoltaic structures, converting sunlight into electricity </li></ul><ul><li>interdisciplinary: PSE, Chem., Physics, Chem. E </li></ul><ul><li>leadership: Russell (PSE), Lahti (Chem) </li></ul>
  16. 16. Nanomanufacturing Center at UMass Lowell Nanoscience Nanomanufacturing Science Product Prototypes, Scalable Processes Commercial Production Mission: Creation of manufacturing processes that enable commercialization of nanotechnology products
  17. 17. UMass Lowell / Northeastern / UNH NSF Nanoscale Science & Engineering Center <ul><li>UML </li></ul><ul><li>Polymer </li></ul><ul><li>Processing </li></ul>UNH Synthesis and Self–Assembly Northeastern MEMS and Nanoscale Contamination Control
  18. 18. <ul><li>UMass generated $41M in licensing income from its intellectual property in FY 2010 </li></ul><ul><li>FY 2009 increase includes $30M up-front payment to UMMS from Merck for the licensing of a human monoclonal antibody combination, developed at the Massachusetts Biologic Laboratories, for treating clostridium difficile infection </li></ul><ul><li>UMass ranks 8 th nationwide in most recent (2009) intellectual property income of reporting institutions (Association of University Technology Managers Annual Survey) </li></ul><ul><li>Total of $365M since FY 1996 </li></ul>Exponential Growth in Technology Commercialization
  19. 19. Commercializing UMass Lowell Technologies <ul><li>Increased Licensing of Intellectual Property </li></ul><ul><ul><li>e.g., Metabolix, Boston Scientific </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Creation of New Startups </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Konarka </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Anterios </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Dartmouth Medical </li></ul></ul>
  20. 20. Startups: a sampler from UMass Amherst <ul><li>Others: </li></ul><ul><li>Anellotech : advanced biofuels </li></ul><ul><li>SciDose : drug delivery, licensing UMass PSE technology </li></ul><ul><li>Texifer : sorting large text data sets </li></ul><ul><li>Therapeutic Systems : deep pressure therapy for autism </li></ul><ul><li>Cell Assist : realtime automotive error diagnostics and safety </li></ul><ul><li>Localocracy : online town common </li></ul><ul><li>Qteros: </li></ul><ul><li>commercialization of renewable biofuels via production of cellulosic ethanol </li></ul><ul><li>Sue Leschine, Professor, Dept. Microbiology </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Top-25 Women </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>in Tech </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Top-10 Women </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>in Clean Tech </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Marlboro HQ, Chicopee pilot plant </li></ul>
  21. 21. Building Stronger Partnerships: MGHPCC <ul><li>2003: minimal collaboration among the Commonwealth’s major research universities </li></ul><ul><li>2010: Massachusetts Green High Performance Computing Center (MGHPCC), a world-class, HPC center which will strengthening state’s leadership in advanced computing and supporting economic growth </li></ul><ul><li>MGHPCC: UMass, MIT, Harvard, Boston University, Northeastern </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Partners: Commonwealth, EMC, Cisco </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Education Collaborations: HCC, STCC, City of Holyoke </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Research Collaborations: $2.5M NSF MRI, $52M NSF Track 2 proposals </li></ul></ul>
  22. 22. Looking to the Future <ul><li>Intensify UMass’s role as producer of talent and innovation </li></ul><ul><li>Increase strategic investing in infrastructure – $2.5 billion over next five years </li></ul><ul><li>Continue to grow enrollment (in-state and out-of-state) – projecting 10% increase in next five years </li></ul><ul><li>Enhance research, technology commercialization and </li></ul><ul><li>entrepreneurship activities in support of the MA innovation economy </li></ul><ul><li>Strengthen collaborations across UMass system, with private universities and with Massachusetts industry </li></ul><ul><li>Pursue cost-saving state regulatory reforms and increase internal administrative efficiencies </li></ul>
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