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.
By its proximity to Lake Tahoe, UNR is in a unique position to study the many facets of its environment. Research conducted by UNR and DRI scientists has had broad impact improving the environmental health of the lake’s watershed and dealing with the effects of wildfire and invasive species on water clarity.