June 14, 2012

NRC Report on Research Universities

By Christy Gullion

This morning the National Research Council’s (NRC) Committee on Research Universities released the long anticipated 220-page report:  Research Universities and the Future of America: Ten Breakthrough Actions Vital to Our Nation’s Prosperity and Security. In the report, the committee states: “America’s public research universities are at great risk” and makes 10 major recommendations, including calling for the “nation to reaffirm and revitalize the unique partnership that has long existed among the nation’s research universities, federal government, states, business and industry.”

The Committee’s report is a follow-up to NRC’s 2007 landmark report, Rising Above the Gathering Storm, and examines the health and competitiveness of the nation’s research universities.  Senators Lamar Alexander (R-TN) and Barbara Mikulski (D-MD) and Representatives Bart Gordon (D-TN) and Ralph Hall (R-TX) requested the report in 2009.

You can also get more information and download a copy of the Executive Summary from the NRC website.

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