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ERIC Number: ED140685
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1976-Jun
Pages: 39
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The Relationship Between Higher Education and Technological Development: The Canadian Experience.
Higbee, Eliot C.
As foreign control has grown during the early stages of Canadian technology, one of the major issues of concern to Canadians has become: How does a country with a relatively small population and limited capital shift its emphasis from natural resource development to development of secondary industry without surrendering even a greater degree of control to foreign countries? The influence of other countries is evident in the Canadian university, where academic staffs have a high proportion of noncitizens. Approximately one fifth of the country's basic research, which is the predecessor of advanced technology, is done in a handful of institutions, and those that have achieved status as major research universities have done so by making deliberate priority decisions to hire research-oriented faculty and by giving them the freedom to pursue their interests. Developing and developed countries must squarely face this issue: if a country desires good research, it is not sufficient to create and fund large universities; on that basis alone, a university oriented toward serving large numbers of undergraduate students may well emerge, and research and technology are not well served. By reducing the amount of research support for universities, Canada may be hindering one of its most positive forces for the advancement of an indigenous technology. (Author/MSE)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Identifiers - Location: Canada