Plan for UGA promotes research investment - FOX 13 News

Plan for UGA promotes research investment

Posted: Updated:
ATHENS, Ga. -

A new strategic plan for the University of Georgia calls for more spending on research, but funding is uncertain.

The Athens Banner-Herald reports that the plan aims to hire star researchers.

It also calls for new and renovated buildings, increased graduate enrollment and more compensation for graduate workers.

But funding is a question.

Georgia will get about $389 million this year in state funding, or $53 million less than a decade ago. Increases in tuition and fees are making up the lost revenue to help pay for a budget that's increasing.

The associate provost for academic planning, Jerome Legge, says the strategic plan is a blueprint for where the school wants to go.

Legge says a committee that developed the plan is trying to set goals and be optimistic.

Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

  • More Local NewsMore>>

  • Cedartown senior dies in car wreck

    Cedartown senior dies in car wreck

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 6:46 PM EDT2014-09-02 22:46:13 GMT
    A Cedartown High School senior was killed in a car accident Tuesday morning.
    A Cedartown High School senior was killed in a car accident Tuesday morning.
  • APD supervisor arrested on suspicion of drunk driving

    APD supervisor arrested on suspicion of drunk driving

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 6:25 PM EDT2014-09-02 22:25:23 GMT
    An Atlanta Police supervisor has been arrested on suspicion of drunk driving.
    An Atlanta Police supervisor has been arrested on suspicion of drunk driving.
  • Worker struck by lightning in Marietta

    Worker struck by lightning in Marietta

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 5:30 PM EDT2014-09-02 21:30:05 GMT
    The Marietta Fire department confirms a worker was injured Tuesday afternoon when lightning struck his work site.
    The Marietta Fire department confirms a worker was injured Tuesday afternoon when lightning struck his work site.
Powered by WorldNow

FOX 13 / WTVT-TV
3213 West Kennedy Blvd.
Tampa, Florida 33609
Main: (813) 876-1313
Newsroom: (813) 870-9630
Fax: (813) 871-3135

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | New Terms of Service What's new | Ad Choices