Lawmakers approve potential funding for research universities - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

4/25/09

Lawmakers approve potential funding for research universities

LUBBOCK, TX (AP) - Texas Tech University and six others may soon be competing for money to help become a major research center.  On Friday, members of the Texas House unanimously approved a measure to develop three potential funding pools for emerging research universities.

Dallas republican Dan Branch, who authored the bill, says 10,000 students leave Texas each year because there aren't enough major research universities. Right now, Texas has three tier one schools, University of Texas at Austin, Texas A&M University, and Rice University.  It's unclear how much money the legislature will put into the program until the budget is hammered out.

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