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Association of American Universities, 2015
"Discovery," wrote William Press in a 2013 article in "Science," "leads to technology and invention, which lead to new products, jobs, and industries." Basic, curiosity-driven research continually expands the boundaries of knowledge across fields, providing insights that enrich lives. Such research helps drive the…
Descriptors: Scientific Research, Engineering, Financial Support, College Role
Association of American Universities, 2014
In the late 20th and early 21st centuries, universities have increasingly begun to embrace a new model: rather than requiring scholars and students to travel to the home city of the university, they have instead begun to establish new campuses, centers, and programs of their own in other. This profound change in the nature of universities requires…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, School Policy, Colleges
Ambargis, Zoë; Mead, Charles Ian; Rzeznik, Stanislaw J.; Swenson, David; Weisenberger, Janet – Association of American Universities, 2014
The Association of Public and Land-grant Universities' (APLU's) Commission on Innovation, Competitiveness, and Economic Prosperity (CICEP) views university contributions to the economy across a spectrum of activity--from educating students and creating the talent necessary for the 21st century workforce to developing innovation ecosystems and…
Descriptors: Public Colleges, Land Grant Universities, Economic Development, Economic Impact
Association of American Universities, 2013
For many decades certain core principles have guided the conduct of teaching, research, and scholarship at American universities, as well as the ways in which these institutions are governed. There is ample evidence that these principles have strongly contributed to the quality of American universities. The principles have also made these…
Descriptors: Educational Principles, Fundamental Concepts, Professional Associations, Institutional Autonomy
Association of American Universities, 2012
Americans are concerned about the cost of a college education and the impact of student loan debt, particularly in difficult economic times. They want a high-quality education, and they want it to be affordable. This two-page brief on student debt is intended to provide context for the conversation about this important issue, particularly with…
Descriptors: Student Loan Programs, Debt (Financial), Consortia, Economic Impact
Association of American Universities, 2012
With the Presidential election two months away, this paper presents a set of actions the Association of American Universities (AAU) believes the President and his Administration can take to advance the partnership between the federal government and research universities--as well as actions that universities themselves need to take to ensure that…
Descriptors: Research Universities, Federal Government, Partnerships in Education, Strategic Planning
Association of American Universities, 2011
This guide includes the following: higher education and related associations; advocacy organizations and coalitions of interest to research universities; explanations of acronyms and terms commonly used in the university community; web links to government resources and agencies; Executive and Legislative Branch offices; and key federal…
Descriptors: Guides, Higher Education, Professional Associations, Resources
Association of American Universities, 2011
Federal government agencies provide about $33 billion a year to universities to conduct scientific research. That continuing investment expands human knowledge and helps educate the next generation of science and technology leaders. New discoveries from university research also form the basis for many new products and processes that benefit the…
Descriptors: Productivity, Human Capital, Scientific Research, Private Sector
Association of American Universities, 2011
At the request of the National Research Council (NRC) Committee on Research Universities, the Council on Governmental Relations (COGR), the Association of American Universities (AAU), and the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) have assembled a set of ten recommendations for regulatory reform that would improve research…
Descriptors: Research Universities, Land Grant Universities, Educational Finance, Federal Government
Association of American Universities, 2011
An important factor in the success of America's national research system is that federal funds for university-based research are awarded primarily through peer review, which uses panels of scientific experts, or "peers," to evaluate the quality of grant proposals. In this competitive process, proposals compete for resources based on their…
Descriptors: Scientific Research, Peer Evaluation, Quality Control, Public Agencies
Association of American Universities, 2011
University research is a vital building block of the nation's research and development (R&D) enterprise. While U.S. universities perform just 13 percent of total national R&D, they perform 31 percent of the nation's total research--basic and applied--and 56 percent of the nation's basic research. Because there is broad consensus that…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Research and Development, Federal Government, Universities
Association of American Universities, 2011
Since World War II, the federal government has maintained a partnership with the nation's research universities, based on the bipartisan consensus that (1) the nation needs to invest its resources in curiosity-driven, competitively awarded basic research, and (2) basic research is best conducted at the nation's universities. As a result of that…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Research and Development, Private Sector, Research Universities
Association of American Universities, 2011
After World War II, the United States decided to support much of its basic research through universities. That decision invigorated research with the energy, abilities, and fresh perspectives of students, while creating a fertile training ground for future researchers. Doctoral education in the U.S.--the education and training of Ph.D.s--became a…
Descriptors: Mentors, Doctoral Programs, Research, Apprenticeships
Berdahl, Robert M. – Association of American Universities, 2009
A recent ranking undertaken by Jiao Tong University in Shanghai shows 36 U.S universities among the top 50 universities in the world, with eight of the top 10 in the United States. Author Fareed Zakaria has declared: "[H]igher education is the United States' best industry. In no other field is the United States' advantage so overwhelming. Although…
Descriptors: Research Universities, College Role, Scientific Research, Public Policy
Hahn, Karla; Lowry, Charles; Lynch, Clifford; Shulenberger, David; Vaughn, John – Association of American Universities, 2009
On August 4, 2008, four leading associations serving research universities, the Association of Research Libraries, the Association of American Universities, the Coalition for Networked Information, and the National Association of State Universities and Land Grant Colleges, convened a roundtable discussion engaging provosts, chief research…
Descriptors: Research Universities, Information Dissemination, College Role, Scholarship
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