Thursday, August 30, 2012

Research At UNLV

State funding support for world-class public universities, like Berkeley, the University of Michigan and the University of Virginia has been reduced as low as zero to 20%.  The top tier public universities learned many years ago it was necessary for them to become research universities, which are profit centers, to fund their operations.  UNLV and UNR are far behind on the curve in becoming self-sustaining.  Both must develop as world renowned research universities to earn income to survive and succeed.

Today Jim discusses the many attributes and plans of UNR and UNLV to make both universities competitive with the other world-class U.S. public universities.

The economic impact of UNLV’s research is over $300M a year to the local economy.  Having a global research university in your backyard is a critical key to the economic success of any region.  Research at UNLV supports local business, builds a strong workforce, and helps to solve critical problems not only in Nevada, but around the world.  Best of all, UNLV students gain access to cutting edge research that puts them “at the head of their class” when they seek a career. 

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