Research Universities and the Future of America

American universities are the foundation of a knowledge-based economy, said Thomas C. Skalak, vice president for research, commenting on the report.

American research universities are essential for U.S. prosperity and security, but the institutions are in danger of serious decline unless the federal government, states and industry take action to ensure adequate, stable funding in the next decade, says a new report released today by the National Research Council, the operating arm of the National Academy of Sciences and National Academy of Engineering.


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