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UCR receives Carnegie designation

UCR receives Carnegie designation

UC Riverside has been recognized for its community-related research and its work with Inland schools, nonprofit and businesses.

The Carnegie Foundation, a philanthropic entity founded by steel magnate Andrew Carnegie in 1911, awarded UC Riverside its Elective Classification for Community Engagement, according to a statement on the university’s website.

The designation, announced Jan. 8 by the American Council on Education and the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, is held by 368 institutions of higher learning out of 4,000 that qualify.

Carnegie classifications is used to determine funding, and they can also play a role in some college and university rankings.

“This is another step toward meeting the objectives in our strategic plan and expanding the visibility and scope of influence of UC Riverside locally, nationally, and globally,” Chancellor Kim Wilcox said in the statement.

This is the second major recognition UC Riverside has received during the past year. In June, the university was invited to join the Association of American Universities, which recognizes the country’s top research institutions.

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