Research Universities and the Future of America: Ten Breakthrough Actions Vital to Our Nation’s Prosperity and Security

The National Research Council has released a report that examines the health and competitiveness of our nation’s research universities. These institutions have a strong partnership with government and industry that is critical to the nation’s prosperity and national goals. The report, which is a follow-up Rising Above the Gathering Storm, responds to a request from Congress for “the top ten actions that Congress, the federal government, state governments, research universities, and others should 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.”