Education

Assessing University of Hawaii Faculty Research

·By Katherine Poythress

Courtesy of the University of Hawaii

Civil Beat finds mixed success, with low scores for life sciences publications.

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1. Science and Nature publications, original table.































Science & Nature Publications/1,000 Faculty
UVM 4.3
UW 27.6
UCSD 34.6
UC DAVIS 3.2
UH 23.4





2. Google Scholar publications and citations, table.































2010 Google Scholar Publications/Faculty Member
UVM 3.8
UW 4.6
UCSD 8.9
UC DAVIS 4.3
UH 3.7




3. PubMed publications per 10 faculty members, table.































2010 PubMed Publications/10 Faculty Members
UVM 3.9
UW 4.5
UCSD 2.5
UC DAVIS 2.0
UH 1.8





4. Our figures for National Science Foundation and National Institutes of Health funding are for FY2010 only and do not include projects funded by the federal American Reinvestment and Recovery Act.


5. National Science Foundation and National Institutes of Health grants per faculty member, table.































NSF + NIH/Faculty Member
UVM $53,654
UW $59,730
UCSD $125,834
UC DAVIS $82,543
UH $53,667





6. National Academies members per 1,000 faculty members, table.































NA Members/1,000 Faculty Members
UVM 9
UW 23
UCSD 38
UC DAVIS 24
UH 6




7. Why universities were selected


The University of Wisconsin (UW) and the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) are both considered world leaders in discovery and innovation. The University of Vermont (UVM) represents a state with a smaller population, about half the size of Hawaii’s, but with similar resources. We also included in our analysis the University of California, Davis, which UH officials told Civil Beat they consider a peer institution.