ERIC Number: ED247796
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-May-8
Reference Count: 0
Statement before the Committee on Science and Technology, U.S. House of Representatives, on Behalf of the Association of American Universities, National Association of State Universities and Land-Grant Colleges, American Council on Education, Association of Graduate Schools, and Council of Graduate Schools.
Rhodes, Frank H. T.
The needs of research universities are discussed in a statement before Congress, with attention to graduate education, young researchers, research instrumentation, and research facilities. The increasing overhead costs associated with doing research are also addressed, along with the appropriate federal role in fostering university/industry partnerships. There is a serious shortage of graduate students in certain fields, and federal support for graduate education has been substantially reduced. Difficulties face young researchers in their careers. Out-of-date research equipment is also a concern, as the most serious problem facing research universities is deteriorating research laboratories. The six major research agencies of the government should cooperatively address these priority areas facing research universities. Some of the issues are illustrated by the experience at Cornell University. (SW)
Descriptors: Equipment Maintenance, Facility Improvement, Federal Aid, Financial Problems, Government Role, Government School Relationship, Graduate Study, Hearings, Higher Education, Industry, Laboratory Equipment, Position Papers, Program Costs, Research Needs, Research Projects, Researchers, School Business Relationship, Universities
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials; Reports - Descriptive
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Identifiers: Research Universities