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Web Date: June 18, 2012

Reforms Can Halt Decline Of Research Universities

Education: NRC report lays out ways to neutralize the budget woes that threaten public universities
Department: Government & Policy
Keywords: National Research Council, research universities, future

U.S. research universities are on the edge of a fiscal cliff that threatens their international dominance in science and technology, according to a new report from the National Research Council (NRC). The outlook is especially dire for public universities, which have faced uncertain funding at the federal level and declining per-student funding at the state level.

The report—“Research Universities and the Future of America: Ten Breakthrough Actions . . .

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