The Research Mission in Higher Education

By AGB December 17, 2019 April 29th, 2021 AGB Reports
The Research Mission in Higher Education

AGB is pleased to share this seventh publication in a series of informational briefings developed as part of The Guardians Initiative: Reclaiming the Public Trust, an effort to educate and engage trustees as advocates on key issues in higher education.

The research mission of American colleges and universities is the product of a partnership between higher education, government, and business, and has generated technological, educational, and cultural benefits that have spread around the world. The impact of academic science is nearly inestimable, and it is the product of a unique environment that fosters creativity, innovation, and discovery. Board members must understand the importance of America’s leadership in academic science and preserve the unique partnership that makes that leadership possible.

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