Tuesday, 15 March 2016
The Great American University @ Jonathan R. Cole
THIS BOOK HAS BEEN MY REFERENCE TO UNDERSTAND AMERICAN UNIVERSITIES AND INNOVATION. I MUST CONCLUDE THAT THE HEART OF AMERICAN SUPERIORITY IN RECENT YEARS HAS BEEN GREAT RESEARCH UNIVERSITY ECOSYSTEM!
"The American research university is arguably the world’s most powerful engine of innovation and discovery. Yet it is widely misunderstood and in danger of losing its capacity to drive economic progress and improve our lives.
Although America’s universities have become the envy of the world for their creative energy and their production of transformative knowledge, few understand how and why they have become preeminent. This book traces the origins and the evolution of our great universities. It shows how they grew out of sleepy colleges at the turn of the twentieth century into powerful institutions that continue to generate new industries and advance our standard of living. Far from inevitable, this transformation was enabled by a highly competitive system that invested public tax dollars in university research and students while granting universities substantial autonomy."