December 3, 2010

How U.S. Universities Can Stay On Top

Jeffrey Mervis, Science Insider


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What are the biggest threats to the preeminence of U.S. research universities? Last week a National Academies' panel and several dozen invited guests circled around that question during a 2.5 day meeting devoted to a congressionally requested study on how those institutions can help the country prosper in a global economy.

The report won't be out until next summer, and it's unlikely to address the question directly. But the participants, leading figures in academia and industry, offered a range of opinions. On one end are those who believe that several Asian nations are on the verge of creating research universities on a par with the best that the West...

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TAGGED: Research, Science Funding, Universities, Higher Education

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