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ERIC Number: EJ929963
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 6
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 3
ISSN: ISSN-0748-8475
Lessons from the United Kingdom's Royal Society
Allen, Henry Lee
Thought & Action, p115-120 Fall 2010
Celebrating its 350th anniversary as a scholarly association devoted to scientific pursuits, the Royal Society (UK), in March 2010, published "The Scientific Century: Securing Our Future Prosperity." In its report, the Royal Society argues against both the notion of withdrawing public investment from its world-class universities and the haphazard, uninformed commercialization of knowledge. Instead, it urges governmental leaders to place a policy priority on scientific innovation as a long-term strategy for economic growth. It supports a response to fiscal challenges that incorporates a new, sustained focus on university-industry collaborations and the creation of high-tech clusters of scientific and related organizations. Invariably, the Royal Society connects the future welfare of the United Kingdom to its ongoing public investments in enhancing its academic system, the source that generates scientific and intellectual capital at all levels. This article shares lessons from the Royal Society and how these lessons might be enacted in the U.S. (Contains 6 endnotes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom; United States