Oct. 22, 2021
Robert E. Lang and David F. Damore

Abstract: 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, finds that UNLV is among the 10 youngest institutions founded post-World War II in the U.S. to achieve this status. 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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