UofL again recognized as top research institution


    LOUISVILLE, KY. –The University of Louisville has again been ranked among the top U.S. institutions for research activity.

    For the fourth time, the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education designated UofL a “Research 1” doctoral university with “very high research activity.”

    Carnegie’s ranking is considered highly prestigious in the higher education community. UofL is one of only 120 U.S. institutions to achieve the highest ranking in this latest survey, which is based on the 2016-17 academic year.

    “This designation validates the hard work of our faculty, staff and students to make discoveries that change, improve and even save lives” said UofL’s Interim Executive Vice President for Research and Innovation Robert Keynton. “It also validates our continuing efforts to develop the next generation of researchers and innovators.”  

    Schools that conferred 20 or more research/scholarship doctoral degrees and had at least $5 million in research spending are considered for the top Research 1 designation. UofL awarded 159 research/scholarship doctoral degrees and had more than $177 million in research expenditures in 2016-17.



    Mark Hebert
    Following a 28-year career as a radio and television reporter, Mark Hebert joined the University of Louisville as the Director of Media Relations in 2009, serving as the main spokesperson. In 2015, Mark was named Director of Programming and Production. He’s now producing and hosting a radio show about “all things UofL”, overseeing the university’s video and TV productions and promoting UofL’s research operation. Mark is best known for his 22 years as the political and investigative reporter for WHAS-TV in Louisville where he won numerous awards for breaking stories, exposing corruption and objectively covering Kentucky politics. In 2014, Mark was inducted into the Kentucky Journalism Hall of Fame.