Message from the Interim Vice President

Amitabh VarshneyIt is an exciting time at the University of Maryland, as our $560M research enterprise continues to fuel innovation, build new partnerships and collaborations, and spur economic development across our region.

The University of Maryland, College Park plays a leadership role as one of the nation’s top public research universities and a member of the prestigious Association of American Universities and the Big Ten Academic Alliance. Our strategic partnership with the University of Maryland, Baltimore has strengthened both campuses and transformed our collaborative relationship into a research powerhouse.

Our status as the only major public research university inside the Capital Beltway has provided significant opportunities to collaborate with government laboratories. Partnerships with federal agencies and corporations have helped establish UMD as an international leader in a variety of research areas that are critically important to our nation and our world, including climate change, national defense, cybersecurity, biotechnology, virtual and augmented reality, energy generation and storage, language science, food safety, and many other areas. 

With a $3.4 billion annual impact, the University of Maryland is one of the state’s most important assets, providing research-based solutions for Maryland citizens, creating new companies based upon university innovations, and helping the Maryland Small Business sector grow. Our 128-acre University of Maryland Research Park has given the university the ability to attract new research activities and businesses to the state. Our alumni community has given the world a variety of innovations and companies, including Google, Sirius XM Satellite Radio, Under Armour, Oculus, and many others.

I invite you to explore the faculty, staff, students, and resources of the University of Maryland’s Division of Research.

Our annual report and other data are located at:

Amitabh Varshney, Ph.D.
Interim Vice President for Research


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