Faculty conducting research

Let's talk big picture.

Snippets and stats can’t give you the whole picture, of course. But they can give you a sense of the scope of research done by our 17 schools and colleges and Faculty of Computing & Data Sciences, our centers and institutes, our laboratories, and the rest of Boston University.


publications in 2023

$ 645.6 M

total research awards in FY23

200 +

companies developing and selling products based on BU discoveries

67 %

of federal funding is from the National Institutes of Health (FY23)

3,500 +

full-time faculty

Research Expenditures

Key Facts

$ 8 B

FY22 total assets


Postdoctoral scholars


Non-faculty academic researchers


Schools & colleges

130 +

Centers & Institutes



$ 2.99 B

FY22 endowment

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