June 28, 2010

National Academies Launches Study of Research Universities

The National Academies has created an ad hoc committee to conduct a study and issue a report with findings and recommendations on the question: “What are the top ten actions that Congress, the federal government, state governments, research universities, and others could take to assure the ability of the American research university to maintain the excellence in research and doctoral education needed to help the United States compete, prosper, and achieve national goals for health, energy, the environment, and security in the global community of the 21st century?”

The Consensus Report is scheduled to be released in approximately May 2011. The 21-member committee includes UC Berkeley faculty member Laura D’Andrea Tyson.