The Lincoln Project is making a serious effort to understand all of the factors that influence state governments as they adjust their contributions to public research universities
," said American Academy President Jonathan F.
Georgia, for instance, cut per-student funding for its three research universities
by 37 percent.
To put it in different, more positive, that is, Benthamian terms: The late-modern research universities
as they can be found across the globe are by and large institutions geared first and foremost to producing knowledge by way of highly specialized research (primarily in the natural and medical sciences), knowledge that is meant to serve interests that almost exclusively arise from the practical and technical needs and demands of the kinds of societies in which these universities are located.
Rex Tillerson, the chairman and chief executive of Exxon Mobil, said that his company relied on the country's great research universities
for engineering talent, and he would like to see a halt to the "erosion of technical competitiveness" in the United States.
Other ideas have come from outside sources intent on expanding the work of research universities
generally, both public and private.
From Maine to New Mexico, and from Maryland to California, major research universities
, technical institutes, and even small, private liberal arts colleges are developing ingenious methods of conserving energy.
This carries some opportunity cost, although most research universities
waive tuition and pay a stipend to students accepted into their PhD program.
and private sector technology companies to provide a national scale infrastructure for research and experimentation in networking technologies and applications.
The future of social work education in research universities
will be largely determined by the interaction and political processes that evolve from the relationships between the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE), schools of social work, and research universities
As the Boyer Commission on Educating Undergraduates noted in 1999, undergraduates at research universities
, where a large majority of American students undertake their higher education, ".
This project will give MIT and other research universities
the tools they need to capture the digital output of their institutions, just as they have with print.
Forty-five years later, undergraduate libraries in research universities
face transitions on a much larger scale.