Science and the University

Science and the University

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Science and the University investigates the tremendous changes that have taken place in university research over the past several decades, gauging the current state of research in higher education and examining issues and challenges crucial to its future. Scientific research increasingly dominates the aims and agendas of many American universities, and this proliferation—and changes in the way research is conducted—has given rise to important questions about the interrelations of higher education, funding for scientific research, and government policy. The cost of doing science, the commercialization of university research, the changing composition and number of Ph.D. students, the effect of scientific research on other university programs—these are just a few of the many issues explored in this volume from the vantage points of scholars in such diverse fields as economics, biochemistry, genetics, and labor studies.

Science and the University investigates the tremendous changes that have taken place in university research over the past several decades, gauging the current state of research in higher education and examining issues and challenges crucial to its future. Scientific research increasingly dominates the aims and agendas of many American universities, and this proliferation—and changes in the way research is conducted—has given rise to important questions about the interrelations of higher education, funding for scientific research, and government policy. The cost of doing science, the commercialization of university research, the changing composition and number of Ph.D. students, the effect of scientific research on other university programs—these are just a few of the many issues explored in this volume from the vantage points of scholars in such diverse fields as economics, biochemistry, genetics, and labor studies.


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Economists and scholars of public policy, as well as a few natural scientists, review recent changes in such matters as how universities fund their scientific research, how the US government allocates funds for research to universities, how corporations interact with universities to fund academic research and then commercialize faculty members' findings, and who conducts scientific research at universities now and who will in the future. There are reasons for concern, they say, and someone should be paying attention. Annotation ©2007 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Publisher: Madison, Wis. : University of Wisconsin Press, Ă2007
ISBN: 9780299224837
029922483X
0299224805
9780299224806
Characteristics: 1 online resource (305 pages)
Additional Contributors: Ehrenberg, Ronald G.
Stephan, Paula E.

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