Public Research Universities: Why They Matter

Discusses the many ways in which public research universities are a vital public good, including the role these institutions serve in the national interest and their contributions to the economy.This is the first report in a series of five, which collectively examine challenges facing higher education funding at the state level, current and changing financial models of public research universities, and the impacts of research on people, the economy, and the nation.

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