CST by the numbers

Discovery and innovation are at the heart of the College of Science and Technology. In the lab, in the classroom and at research locations around the world, CST’s extraordinary faculty and students are exploring our world and reaching further into the unknown.

CST was formed by Temple University in 1998, and there have been remarkable changes within our college over the past 20 years. You can see some of our impressive metrics here—rising research expenditures, growing undergraduate and graduate enrollments and expanding academic programs.

Across disciplines, top CST scientists—National Academy members and authors of some of the most-cited scientific publications in history—are advancing research on materials, energy, genomics, molecular science, the environment, biodiversity and more. They powered Temple University’s rise to Carnegie R1 status and inclusion among the top research institutions measured by Google Scholar citations.

Today’s CST, with six departments, a dozen research centers, growing technology transfer to the marketplace and powerful research partnerships across Philadelphia and around the world, remains a potent engine for discoveries that dramatically enhance all of our lives. Going forward, CST will continue to invest in recruiting top researchers and talented students, to fully supporting their work and education and to engaging alumni in the life of the college.

In science—as in our lives—much has changed in two decades. CST’s commitment to advancing science and teaching—and to creating, exploring and innovating—remains steadfast.


Michael L. Klein, FRS
Dean and Laura H. Carnell Professor of Science

February 13, 2019