Mandatory Ranking of R&D – a growing debate

What if the unthinkable happened and the U.S. government imposed a mandatory and public ranking of research universities and individual faculty according to their "research excellence?" Just to be clear, I’m not advocating ...

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How To Create a Sea of Manufacturing Jobs

It's been a long slide from greatness for US manufacturing. It’s been downhill since the 70s – a multi-decade slide. Lately there’s a lot of hype about a manufacturing renaissance in the US – re-shoring, on-shoring, right-shoring. But the celebration is misguided. A real, sustainable return to greatness will take decades, decades of single-minded focus, coordination, alignment and hard work – industry, government, and academia in it together for the long haul.

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