UNLV dental professor reviewing data with student

UNLV Attains Highest Status as Research University

University joins the ranks of just 130 institutions nationwide classified by Carnegie as “very high research activity” – or R1 – the gold standard for university research metrics.


Dr. Neamat Hassan works with Jared Link, a second-year dental student. She was one of the first researchers to highlight the impact of dietary components on the performance of dental materials within the oral cavity. Growth in UNLV’s research has helped propel it into the top tier of the Carnegie Classification of universities.  (Josh Hawkins/UNLV Creative Services)

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