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When posting on social media, please consider using the #GrowResearchTogether hashtag.

Sample UCLA Research Related Tweets

#UCLA #research stimulates the economy by bringing new technologies to market & creating jobs, companies & industries #GrowResearchTogether

Almost all the industries that CA leads the world in grew out of university-based #research #GrowResearchTogether

#UC develops more patents than any other US university #GrowResearchTogether

#UC averages 5 inventions per day #GrowResearchTogether

Many of #UC’s active patents have led to the creation of today’s leading industries #GrowResearchTogether

Since 1980, nearly 1000 startups have been founded based on #UC patented innovations #GrowResearchTogether

More than 300 startup companies have been launched by #UC grad students or emerged from their discoveries #GrowResearchTogether

#UC grad students create almost 600 new inventions a year #GrowResearchTogether

Federal investments in #research are critical to our health, economic prosperity & international competitiveness #GrowResearchTogether

Federal funds are #UC’s single most important source of support for #research #GrowResearchTogether

Federal funds account for more than 50% of #UC’s total #research funding #GrowResearchTogether

Federal support is key to #UC & CA continuing as a leader in IDing solutions to scientific & technological challenges #GrowResearchTogether

#UC campuses represent the federal gov’s largest university research partner #GrowResearchTogether

UC is the largest recipient of funding from the two agencies mainly responsible for academic research: @NIH & @NSF #GrowResearchTogether

#UC #research tackles our biggest sci & tech challenges & creates solutions to some of the most complex problems #GrowResearchTogether

#UC is the world’s largest academic #research system, conducting ~1/10 of all academic research in the US #GrowResearchTogether

#UC research helped create the biotechnology industry & led to breakthroughs in many other fields #GrowResearchTogether

#UC’s grad students are a driving force behind the #research, innovation & solutions that keep CA on the leading edge #GrowResearchTogether