Universities Expand Research Space at Faster Pace After Years of Slower Growth

Science and engineering research space at the nation's top research universities grew by 4 percent in 2008 and 2009, compared with the previous two-year period, reflecting a rebound in the expansion rate after a slowing trend that reached a low point in 2006 and 2007, according to a new report from the National Science Foundation.

A 12-percent expansion of space for biological and biomedical research accounted for the