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Australian government plans to shift from measuring the quality of publicly funded studies alone to gauging their social, economic and environmental impact, too.
University spending on R&D rose by 6.9 percent in 2011, driven mostly by funds from federal stimulus. With budget cuts in offing, figures may represent a peak.
Colleges and universities derived $1.81 billion in revenue from their research-based inventions and created more startup companies in 2011, an annual survey shows.
Six lawmakers endorse a new award to honor the best federally funded scientific research, seeking to drown out criticism that such spending is often wasteful.
The University of Virginia hopes a new program brings more interdepartmental collaboration -- and fewer specialized centers -- to campus.
Standardized tests are placing community college students who are ready for college into remedial classes, two studies find, making them less likely to earn degrees.
New research from the authors of last year's controversial book Academically Adrift suggests that lack of academic rigor in college is linked to -- among other things -- lower employment and higher debt after students graduate.
States have decreased per-student funding for research universities by about 20 percent, NSF report finds, a rate that outpaces general higher education cuts.
This month's edition of The Pulse podcast features an interview with Andy Dorsett, academic key account manager at Wolfram Research.
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