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About Research Universities

The purpose of the American research university is to ask questions and solve problems. Together, the nation's research universities constitute an exceptional national resource, with unique capabilities: 

  • America's research universities perform more than half of the nation's basic research
  • The expert knowledge that is generated in our research universities is being applied to real-world problems every day;
  • By combining cutting-edge research with graduate and undergraduate education, our research universities are also training new generations of leaders in all fields.


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