This is from The New England Council (newenglandcouncil.com):
“The University of New Hampshire (UNH), a New England Council member, has been ranked by the Carnegie Classifications of Institutions of Higher Education as one of the top research universities in the country. This new rating places UNH among the 130 doctoral-granting universities with a ‘very high research activity’ label. UNH is one of only three public universities in New England, along with UMass at Amherst and the University of Connecticut, to achieve the ‘R1’ rating.
“With research programs in a range of fields, from space physics to vulnerable populations, the school attracts more than $110 million in research funding each year. UNH officials believe that this new ranking will attract talented students, researchers, faculty, and staff, as well as signal to government agencies, philanthropists, and businesses that the school can be expected to conduct high-quality research and education.
“Jan Nisbet, UNH senior vice provost for research, commented, ‘This is a powerful recognition of UNH as one of the nation’s highest-performing research universities. It underscores our ongoing commitment to research and scholarship that improves the lives of people here in the Granite State and across the globe.’’’