The University of Pittsburgh is one of the top research institutions in the United States. The U.S. National Science Foundation ranked UPitt at number five among the world’s public universities, and number three among the nations public schools for federally funded research. The university also ranks number seven for funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and number one from the NIH’s National Institute of Mental Health. The University of Pittsburgh is known as the “world’s transplantation capital”, having performed more than 17,000 organ transplants.
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