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.
Through UNLV Brookings Mountain. West - the only university branch campus of the Brookings Institution - UNLV faculty and students engage business, university, political, and community leaders from across the region to address issues shaping the West. Brookings’ quarterly Mountain Monitor, coupled with economic indicators produced by UNLV’s Center for Business and Economic Research, informs the region on how Las Vegas is emerging from the current recession.