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ERIC Number: ED502863
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2007-May
Pages: 26
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
Research Universities: Core of the U.S. Science and Technology System. Research & Occasional Paper Series: CSHE.5.07
Atkinson, Richard C.; Blanpied, William A.
Center for Studies in Higher Education
This paper traces the historical development of the American research and technology enterprise from its origins in the post-Civil War period to its current international dominance in the discovery and dissemination of scientific knowledge. U.S. research universities have become the vital center of this enterprise over the past 60 years. But competitors in Europe and Asia, many of them looking to the American research university as a model, are beginning to challenge U.S. leadership in science and technology. The paper analyzes the nature of this challenge and the problems research universities must address to continue their remarkable record of success.
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Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: University of California, Berkeley, Center for Studies in Higher Education
Identifiers - Location: Asia