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Research universities and the public good : discovery for an uncertain future

Author: Jason Owen-Smith
Publisher: Stanford, California : Stanford Business Books, An Imprint of Stanford University Press, [2018]
Series: Innovation and technology in the world economy.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Countering recent arguments that we should "unbundle" or "disrupt" higher education, Jason Owen-Smith argues that research universities are unique gems that deserve our financial and social support. While they are complex and costly, their enduring value is threefold: they simultaneously act as sources of new knowledge, anchors for regional and national economies, and hubs that connect disparate parts of society.  Read more...
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Owen-Smith, Jason.
Research universities and the public good.
Stanford, California : Stanford Business Books, An Imprint of Stanford University Press, [2018]
(DLC) 2018018764
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jason Owen-Smith
ISBN: 9781503601949 1503601943
OCLC Number: 1022977604
Description: xiii, 213 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction: knowledge, infrastructure, and the need for change --
A system to insure the future --
The organization of research universities --
Sources of discovery: networks on campus --
Community anchors: building resilience and connection --
Hubs linking communities: generating solutions for known and unknown problems --
Facing the future together.
Series Title: Innovation and technology in the world economy.
Responsibility: Jason Owen-Smith.

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"Countering recent arguments that we should "unbundle" or "disrupt" higher education, Jason Owen-Smith argues that research universities are unique gems that deserve our financial and social support. While they are complex and costly, their enduring value is threefold: they simultaneously act as sources of new knowledge, anchors for regional and national economies, and hubs that connect disparate parts of society. Based on his stellar research, he offers a fresh and stirring defense of an endangered class of institutions just in time"--

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