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 April 29, 2014
Colleges Urged to Count Patents in Tenure Reviews
Inside Higher Ed
Universities should begin making patents and other industrial and commercial research count toward promotion and tenure, in an effort to stimulate such research nationwide, argues a new paper in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences journal...
 
December 18, 2013
Carnegie Mellon University Eyes Global Perspective with New President
TRIB
His comments echoed a 2012 report by the National Research Council that cautioned that nations around the world are attempting to emulate the U.S. research university model.
 
October 22, 2013
UNC Looks for Other Funding Options
The Daily Tar Heel
According to a report released last year by the National Research Council, universities need to diversify funding to include private sources, such as industry, to stay competitive in the future. Entwisle said industry hasn't been a huge component of ...
 
October 11, 2013
Moving Beyond Congress
Inside Higher Ed
Leaders of research universities gathered here at an event sponsored by the National Academies to take stock of how the group's wide-ranging report released last year had been received across the country and to identify priorities for carrying out its ...
 
October 11, 2013
The Chronicle of Higher Education (Subscription)
The convocation occurred more than a year after the National Research Council released a report, prepared at the request of Congress, to assess the financial status of the country's research universities.
  
September 9, 2013
Science Careers (blog)
In recent years, reports from the National Institutes of Health, the National Academies, and the American Chemical Society have explored the causes and the harmful effects of the oversupply of young scientists. Sequestration appears to be reducing...

June 6, 2013
Research Council Brings Recommendations for Strong Universities to UCSD
KPBS
The country’s economic growth depends in part on the health of its research universities. That’s the conclusion of a report put out last year by the National Research Council…

May 29, 2013
Boulder Economic Summit Opens with Call to Fight Threats to Colorado's Economy
The Daily Camera
Henderson provided an overview of results from the National Research Council's 2012 report, “Research Universities and the Future of America.” The report highlighted 10 actions for governments, schools and businesses to take in order to bolster…
 
April 26, 2013
WVU Hosts Forum on Future of Research Universities
WBOY-TV
The West Virginia State Fire Marshal is offering a $500 reward to anyone who has information on a structure fire in Fairmont. MORGANTOWN -. The National Research Council did a report last year that stated ways to keep research universities competitive…
 
April 26, 2013
WVU Hosts Forum on Future of Research Universities
Charleston Gazette
West Virginia University is hosting one of nine forums around the country aimed at gathering input for the National Research Council on how to keep America's universities globally competitive. The event is this afternoon at the Museum Education Center...
 
April 12, 2013
Business Leaders Host National Research Council Workshop to Explore Future of Universities in Fueling Michigan’s, Nation’s Economy
Business Leaders for Michigan
The workshop was hosted by Business Leaders for Michigan (BLM), the state’s business roundtable, and was an opportunity to provide input to the National Research Council on recommendations designed to ensure that American research universities are able to maintain the excellence in research and doctoral education needed to help the nation compete and prosper globally in the 21st century…
 
January 17, 2013
Chancellor Zeppos Leads Discussion on Future of U.S. Research Universities
Vanderbilt Research News
In the closed afternoon session, a select group of attendees drafted a list of specific steps that they think need to be taken and sent them to officials at the National Academies in Washington, D.C.. "There's a lot of octane in this room," said Zeppos…
 
January 14, 2013
David Mangelsdorf and Antonios Mikos: Make Science Bigger in Texas
Dallas Morning News
Research institutions in Texas collectively hold an established and growing representation of the most prominent and accomplished scientists in the nation, as reflected by membership in the National Academies...(Please note that this link is by Subscription onIy)
 
January 9, 2013
Haslam to headline ‘Research Universities and the Future of America’
Vanderbilt News
Gov. Bill Haslam, Sen. Lamar Alexander, Sen. Bill Frist, Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos and School of Engineering Dean Philippe Fauchet will headline a working meeting at Vanderbilt to discuss a recent report from the National Research Council of the National Academies titled Research Universities and the Future of America…
 
January 6, 2013
Mark A. Nordenberg: We Must Invest in Innovation to Perpetuate Pittsburgh's Progress
Pittsburgh Post Gazette
A report released last summer by the National Research Council focused on the critical relationship between research universities and the future of America…
 
December 16, 2012
Major Threats to Our Research Universities
Politico
...the world each year. But a study published this year by the National Research Council, "Research Universities and the Future of America," highlights the threat to the future of our research universities and to the prosperity and security of our nation.
 
December 3, 2012
Time and Money Are Being Wasted in the Lab
Chronicle of Higher Education
In a report by the National Research Council ("Research Universities and the Future of America: Ten Breakthrough Actions Vital to our Nation's Prosperity and...
 
September 25, 2012
Public Research Universities in Peril
Associated Press
Public universities have acknowledged their obligations to improve efficiency, while emphasizing basic research may not always pay off immediately or in strict economic terms...A recent similar report by the National Research Council said revitalizing...
 
August 31, 2012
What Google and Viagra Have to Do With Funding Colleges and Universities
StateImpact Ohio
Research at American universities helped give us radar, the computer, jet propulsion and the atomic bomb, even Viagra and the algorithm for Google searches, according to the National Academies. Falling federal and state funding and the dismantling...
 
July 20, 2012
What If the Science Pipeline Isn't Really Leaking?
Science
"I think they have made a pretty good case [on both issues]," says sociologist Robert Hauser, head of the Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education at the National Research Council of the U.S. National Academies...
 
July 19, 2012
Making the Case for Research Universities
Michigan Future Inc.
On June 14 the National Academies held a major press conference in DC (over 800 attended) to roll out the report from the study requested by Congress on the future of the American research university...
 
July 6, 2012
Public Research Universities in Crisis: It's Not Just Virginia
The Huffington Post
A new report by the National Academies points out that public research universities conduct more than 60 percent of the nation's academic research and produce some 70 percent of scientists, engineers, doctors, and other learned professionals. These institutions are an indispensable part of the infrastructure of discovery and education that has made this country the world's leading driver of innovation and prosperity since World War II...
 
June 27, 2012
In Congressional Testimony, a Word About the Value of Research Institutions
Duke Today
The hearing, "The Role of Research Universities in Securing America's Future Prosperity: Challenges and Expectations," comes on the heels of the release of the National Research Council's (NRC) recent report on the state and future of America's research universities…
 
June 27, 2012
Universities Must Evolve
naturejobs.com
PhD students at US universities need better preparation for careers outside academia, says a report released on 14 June by the US National Academies in Washington DC in response to a congressional directive.…
 
June 26, 2012
Recherche - Des leçons à tirer des États-Unis
Le Devoir
En 2010, le Congrès américain a demandé à un comité du Conseil de recherche des États-Unis de définir dix mesures à adopter pour consolider les principales universités de recherche du pays afin d’assurer la prospérité et la sécurité du pays. Le rapport de ce comité a été publié la semaine dernière et, même s’il témoigne de la réalité des universités américaines, le Canada peut en tirer des leçons stratégiques.…
 
June 25, 2012
Column: 10 Steps to Rescuing Our Research Universities
USA Today
For more than a century, U.S. research universities — the best in the world — have been the laboratories of American ingenuity and prosperity. However, a real crisis looms unless the nation acts now to shore up our research institutions. That's the message of a new report by the National Research Council…
 
June 25, 2012
Our Research Universities can Leap Ahead
The Globe and Mail
In 2010, Congress asked a U.S. National Research Council committee for 10 measures to strengthen America’s top research universities, in order to secure the country’s prosperity and security. Our report was released this month, and while it was commissioned by Washington, it holds strategic lessons for Canada…
 
June 24, 2012
University Embraces Summons
Columbia Daily Tribune
In essence, the council's report calls for a new social contract that includes federal responsibility earmarked specifically for research and graduate education support; each state's commitment to increase support for undergraduate education; and greater investment from the private sector to promote innovation, technology, human capital and their support facilities..…
 
June 24, 2012
NRC Releases "Research Universities and the Future of America" Report
University of Oklahoma
Over the course of then next year, NRC Committee members will be meeting with stakeholders across the country to seek further input and implementation of the recommendations. We will be inviting Committee members to the October COGR meeting to discuss concrete actions needed to achieve the goals outlined in the report.…
 
June 22, 2012
Universities, Key to Prosperity
Science
The National Research Council (NRC) committee that I chaired to assess the capacities of U.S. universities has now released recommendations for maintaining their role in national prosperity…
 
June 22, 2012
Panel Says More Money, Fewer Rules Are Best Ways to Stay Ahead of Pack
Science
In June 2009, four members of Congress who are active on national science policy issues asked the National Academies to come up with a top 10 list of the steps needed to “maintain excellence in research education.” …
 
June 22, 2012
Young Researchers Deserve More Support, Reviews Say
Science
The National Academies report, which focused on all disciplines and looked at many other issues besides doctoral training, suggests a politically more palatable solution than cutting the number of students on research grants...
 
June 22, 2012
Research Universities and the Future of America: Ten Breakthrough Actions Vital to Our Nation’s Prosperity and Security
White House Office of Science and Technology Policy
On June 14, 2012, the National Research Council released Research Universities and the Future of America: Ten Breakthrough Actions Vital to Our Nation’s Prosperity and Security." The report, a summary booklet based on the report, a video focusing on key messages, and the release event webcast are all now available online…
 
June 21, 2012
National Academies Report Explores Role of U.S. Research Universities
Mizzou Weekly
A report issued June 14 by the National Research Council examines the relationship between public research universities and the U.S. economy…
 
June 20, 2012
Guest Commentary: The Future of the Research University
stltoday.com
Last week, a landmark report on the future of public higher education in the United States was issued by the National Academies' National Research Council. The report is a wake-up call about the alarming direction of higher education…
 
June 20, 2012
Breakthrough Actions That May Be Vital to Our Nation’s Prosperity
University Economic Development Association
A favorite quote from the report states “Our nation’s greatest asset is its people.” It is true, without people, our country cannot live up to the full potential that it has. You can read the Executive Summary from the NRC website…
 
June 19, 2012
US Urged to Invest in its Research Universities
Chemistry World
The report from the NRC, the working group of the US National Academies, offers 10 recommendations to implement over the next five to 10 years to help the US maintain top-quality research institutions and thrive economically. …
 
June 19, 2012
Strong Universities are Vital to America’s Prosperity
The Kansas City Star
The National Research Council report issued June 14 makes it clear that research universities have been responsible for America’s tremendous advances since the end of World War II. And as the state’s flagship university, the University of Kansas is committed to a mission that delivers benefits for our state and society by educating leaders, building healthy communities and making discoveries that change the world…
 
June 19, 2012
Research Universities and the Future of America
White House Office of Science and Technology Policy
Research universities have made critical contributions to the American economy and society. However, persistent funding challenges threaten the vitality of U.S. research universities, according to a report requested by Congress, supported¬ by MacArthur, and written by a committee of the National Academy of Sciences…
 
June 18, 2012
NRC Pushes Investment in U.S. Research Universities
Education Week
If the United States is to remain globally competitive, a new report from the National Research Council says more public dollars need to flow into the country's research universities and institutions should become more efficient…
 
June 18, 2012
National Academies’ Report Calls for Cyberinfrastructure Investment
Computing Community Consortium Blog
The report went on to identify 10 actions designed to revitalize university research and speed its translation into innovative products and services, streamline and improve productivity of research operations within universities, and build a pipeline of future talent in science, engineering, and other research areas...
 
June 18, 2012
How to Save Research Universities
Bio Techniques
Other countries are threatening US leadership in research and unless that shift is stemmed, the US will face grave economic consequences, according to a new report released by the National Research Council…
 
June 18, 2012
Week in Review, or Reviewing Research Universities
New Science Policy
The National Academies released their much-anticipated report “Research Universities and the Future of America: Ten Breakthrough Actions Vital to Our Nation’s Prosperity and Security” last week in a public briefing at their headquarters in Washington, DC. The report, requested by Congress and overseen by an all-star committee of university and industry leaders…
 
June 18, 2012
National Research Council Report Underscores WVU's Direction, Leaders Say
WVU Today
A report from the National Research Council on the importance research universities play in protecting the nation’s prosperity and security reinforces and supports the direction West Virginia University is headed, its leaders say, as well as underscores concerns the University has been voicing…
 
June 18, 2012
Council on Competitiveness Applauds National Research Council Report on Research Universities
Council on Competitiveness
The Council on Competiveness congratulates the National Research Council (NRC) for its report, Research Universities and the Future of America. The report responds to a provision of the America COMPETES Act asking for the top ten actions that government, universities, and others can do to help the United States compete and prosper.…
 
June 15, 2012
Universities Feel the Heat Amid Cuts
The Wall Street Journal
U.S. research universities "are in grave danger of not only losing their place of global leadership but of serious erosion in quality," the committee of 22 academic, business and nonprofit leaders warned in a 250-page report issued Thursday by the National Research Council. The report, commissioned by Congress…
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June 15, 2012
How to Stay on Top
Inside Higher Ed
At a time when federal and state politicians seem happy to cut and reluctant or unable to increase spending on higher education, a long-awaited report from the National Research Council, the policy arm of the National Academies, argues that the country cannot maintain its position as a leader in research without sustained investment in its public and private universities…
 
June 15, 2012
GUEST COMMENTARY: Deaton Responds to National Research Council Report
Missourian
This report issues both a wake-up call about the alarming direction of higher education due to financial exigencies and a sound remedy to change course. Indeed, the council's report offers real hope for revitalizing public higher education's dynamic role in our society by offering a financial model of shared responsibility among citizens, business, government and philanthropic organizations…
 
June 15, 2012
US Urged to Strengthen Efforts to Maintain World-Class Research Universities
China Daily
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, according to a report released Thursday by the U.S. National Research Council…
 
June 15, 2012
On the Failure of Legacy Governance at the University of Virginia
Global Higher Ed
Second, can the United States as a whole afford the kind of inept governance being demonstrated in Virginia right now? Interestingly, a new report Research Universities and the Future of America: Ten Breakthrough Actions Vital to Our Nation’s Prosperity and Security was issued yesterday by the National Academy of Sciences…
 
June 15, 2012
U.Va. Faculty Leaders: No Confidence in Board, Rector
Richmond Times-Dispatch
Meanwhile, Sullivan spent the day in Washington for the National Research Council's release of a report titled Research Universities and the Future of America: Ten Breakthrough Actions Vital to Our Nation's Prosperity and Security…
 
June 15, 2012
NRC Issues Report on Research Universities and the Future of America
AAMC
The NRC panel reported, “American research universities are essential for U.S. prosperity and security…The panel further reported that, “As trusted stewards of public funds, universities must also meet ‘bold goals’ to contain costs, enhance productivity, and improve educational pathways to careers both within and beyond academia.”…
 
June 15, 2012
Stanford President John Hennessy and Other Leaders say Strong Research Universities Key to U.S. Prosperity
Stanford University News
A group of CEOs, thought leaders and university presidents – including Stanford's John Hennessy – outlined its recommendations in a new report released Thursday by the National Research Council…
 
June 15, 2012
NRC Report on Research Universities and the Future of America
University of California, Berkeley
This report was requested by Congress to assess the competitive position of U.S. research universities and to respond to the question: “What are the top ten actions that Congress, the federal government, state governments, research universities, and others can take to assure the ability of the American research university to maintain the excellence in research and doctoral education needed to help the United States compete, prosper, and achieve national goals for health, energy, the environment, and security in the global community of the 21st century?”…
 
June 15, 2012
Research Universities and the Future of America: Ten Breakthrough Actions Vital to Our Nation’s Prosperity and Security
William & Mary Government Information
Argues that research universities are essential to America’s future but are in danger of serious decline unless private and public support provides more stable funding in the next decade. From the National Research Council…
 
June 14, 2012
Holliday: Gathering Storm on Research Universities, Bloomberg TV
Bloomberg TV
Bank of America chairman and Chair, Committee on Research Universities Chad Holliday speaks with Bloomberg's Erik Schatzker about his innovation initiative. Holliday is leading a push for partnerships between corporations and universities to continue engineering and math success…
 
June 14, 2012
US Universities Should be Leaner Research Machines, say National Academies
Nature News Blog
America’s research universities need to give more bang for their buck. So says a report released today by the US National Academies that suggests universities take steps to become more efficient and productive, such as streamlining their laboratories…
 
June 14, 2012
Lessons for U.S. but also for Canada in Report on U.S. Universities
McGill/Scientific Computing
A report issued today by the National Research Council (NRC), the operating arm of the National Academy of Sciences and National Academy of Engineering, in Washington, provides valuable reference points for Canada, says McGill Principal and Vice-Chancellor Heather Munroe-Blum…
 
June 14, 2012
What the Doctor May Not Be Telling You
Science Insider
U.S. research universities need almost $100 billion in new federal support over the next decade to remain the best in the world, according to a report released today by the National Academies. The report, requested by Congress…
 
June 14, 2012
Nation's Research Universities Are Offered Hope of Fatter Budgets—at a Price
The Chronicle of Higher Education
A report on the study, coordinated by the National Research Council at the request of four Democratic and Republican lawmakers, begins by affirming a widespread sense that years of steep budget cuts at the state and federal levels are endangering American research universities' global pre-eminence…
 
June 14, 2012
Report: U.S. Must Fund Research Centers
UPI.com
The report by the National Research Council said research institutions, essential for U.S. prosperity and security, face critical financial challenges that threaten to erode the quality of research and education these universities can provide…
 
June 14, 2012
For Future Prosperity, US Should Strengthen Efforts to Maintain World-Class Research Universities
Science Codex
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 by the National Research Council…
 
June 14, 2012
Research Universities Essential for U.S. Prosperity, Security
My Science
America’s research universities are essential for U.S. prosperity and security, but in danger of serious decline unless the federal government, states and industry take action to ensure adequate, stable funding in the next decade, according to a report issued June 14 by the National Research Council…
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June 14, 2012
Report: U.S. Must Intensify Efforts To Maintain World-Class Research Universities
UVA Today
It recommends 10 strategic actions the nation should take in the next five to 10 years to maintain top-quality U.S. research institutions. The report builds upon "Rising Above the Gathering Storm," a landmark Academies' study on U.S. competitiveness…
 
June 14, 2012
U.S. Should Strengthen Support of Research Universities, Report Says
University of Michigan Record Update
A new report issued Thursday in Washington, D.C., by the National Research Council, the operating arm of the National Academy of Sciences and National Academy of Engineering, also says universities must meet "bold goals" to contain costs, enhance productivity and improve educational pathways to careers both within and beyond academia…
 
June 14, 2012
Superconductivity Pioneer Member of National Research Council Committee on Universities
University of Houston News & Events
University of Houston superconductivity pioneer Paul Chu served on a National Research Council blue-ribbon committee that released a report Thursday regarding the critical role research universities play in maintaining the nation’s competitive edge globally…
 
June 14, 2012
New Report Co-authored by Chancellor Francisco G. Cigarroa, M.D., Stresses Need to Maintain Top-Quality US Research Institutions
University of Texas System News Release
University of Texas System Chancellor Francisco G. Cigarroa, M.D., participated in the National Research Council Committee on Research Universities’ panel today (June 14) to discuss a new report on the future of U.S. academic research…
 
June 14, 2012
NRC Report on Research Universities
University of Washington Federal Relations
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…
 
June 6, 2012
NRC Report on Research Universities Scheduled for Release on June 14
APLU
A follow-up to landmark Rising Above the Gathering Storm report, this new report is expected examine the health and competitiveness of the nation’s research universities and their strong partnership with government and industry that is critical to prosperity and national goals…
 
June 5, 2012
America Must Invest in Research Universities — or Get Left Behind
The Week
Next week, on June 14, the National Research Council will release a report entitled "Research Universities and the Future of America: Ten Breakthrough Actions Vital to Our Nation's Prosperity and Security." This report will present the actions that...
 
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