The National Science Foundation released its 2011 survey of science and
engineering research space at academic institutions that spend $1 million or
more in research and development. The total research space in U.S. academic
research institutions clocks in at over 200 million square feet with
approximately three-quarters of the total space at public institutions and the
remaining at private institutions. Biological and biomedical research space
accounts for 27% of total square footage, the greatest among all fields, the
next being engineering at 16%. Mathematics and statistics, computer and
information sciences, psychology and social sciences each account for 3% or less
of the total square footage.
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