The Hefei Statement was released by AAU, the League of European Universities, the Australian Group of Eight, and the China 9 Research Universities. The purpose of this statement is to identify the key characteristics that make research universities effective; and to promote a policy environment which protects, nurtures and cultivates the values, standards and behaviors which underlie these characteristics and which facilitates their development if they do not already exist. In the absence of a supportive environment, research universities will be unable to impart the major competitive advantage and global recognition that all nations seek from them.
Hunter R. Rawlings III President, Association of American Universities Presentation to Chancellor Holden Thorp and the Board of Trustees University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill September 27, 2012.
AAU issues a statement welcoming the new NRC report, "Research Universities and the Future of America: Ten Breakthrough Actions Vital to Our Nation's Prosperity and Security."
AAU President Hunter Rawlings speaks at a conference on the future of the research university at Rice University.
President Berdahl's remarks to the National Science Board on the National Research Council's Study on Research Universities and how the university-government research partnership can be strengthened.
Basic information on how university-based research fits into the larger U.S. research and development enterprise.
Basic information on federal support of university research.
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Basic information on university technology transfer.
Remarks by University of Maryland Chancellor William E. Kirwan at a December 1, 2010, celebration of the 30th anniversary of the Bayh-Dole Act.
1 Remarks to the American Academy of Arts & Sciences on November 16, 2010, regarding the sustainability of the university research enterprise. The Academy is preparing a report titled: "ARISE II, The Impacts of Federal and Industry Funding of Science, Engineering, and Medicine on American Universities."
AAU provides a number of recommendations to the NRC panel studying the future of U.S. research universities.
The long flight from Tel Aviv to New York provides an opportunity to reflect on the past week in Israel. After meetings with nearly forty Israeli and Palestinian university administrators and faculty, journalists, and officials, including Israeli President Shimon Peres and the Palestinian Authority’s Prime Minister Salam Fayyad; after criss-crossing this small country, visiting Tel Aviv, Haifa, Jerusalem as well as Ramallah and the West Bank, I realize how much I have learned and how little I know about this troubled land..
"AAU’s mission is to advance basic research and higher education, particularly graduate education. These are two critical areas of investment for America’s future, as they produce the ideas and people essential to innovation – the foundation of economic growth, improved health, and strengthened national and homeland security.."
AAU Public Affairs Network Meeting “The Research University of the Future” William E. (Brit) Kirwan Chancellor, University System of Maryland March 22, 2010 Thank you, Bob, for the very nice introduction and for the opportunity to participate in this annual gathering. Youve given me a daunting topic to address . . . Th
"I’m here to urge you to focus on the challenges facing the nation’s research universities. I believe these challenges – including the disinvestment of states in public higher education, the sharp drop in university endowment, and the strategic investments in research universities being made by other nations imitating our success – threaten not only the primacy of U.S. research universities but also the unique research partnership established between these universities and the federal government a half-century ago.."
"As the National Academies undertake the charge to “assess the organizational, intellectual, and financial capacity of public and private American research universities relative to research universities internationally,” given by Senators Alexander and Mikulski and Congressmen Gordon and Hall, it is perhaps useful to begin with the document that has framed the partnership of the federal government and research universities since the end of the Second World War: Vannevar Bush’s report, Science The Endless Frontier.i Bush’s seminal report outlined the role for the federal government in the support of basic research to ensure the nation’s health, security, and economic and industrial growth. He insisted that the major investment in research should be channeled through the nation’s universities, where free, curiosity-driven research flourished and where the nation’s scientific talent could be educated. The research capacity of our universities, he argued was essential to the future.."
Research Universities: Their Value to Society Extends Well Beyond Research Robert M. Berdahl President, Association of American Universities April 2009 If the victory at Waterloo, which set the stage for Britain’s preeminence in the century that followed, was “won on the playing fields of Eton,” as the Duke of Wellingt
Association of American Universities Policy Recommendations for President-Elect Obama December 2008 Dear President-elect Obama: On behalf of the Association of American Universities (AAU) and its 60 leading U.S. public and private research universities, I am pleased to offer the following policy recommendations for con
1 Address: University of Missouri Centennial of AAU Membership “Research Universities Addressing the Issues of the 21st Century” Robert M. Berdahl President, the Association of American Universities October 27, 2008 Thank you, Chancellor Deaton. It is a great pleasure for me to be here today to join in this moment obse
University of Michigan President Mary Sue Coleman “Not Your Fathers Space Race” Address to the National Press Club March 7, 2006 One hundred and thirty years ago today, the U.S. Patent Office here in Washington issued Patent No. 1-7-4-4-6-5. It went to an inventor, a Scotsman who was developing a technology that would
1 Office of the President The Gathering Storm: Where Is The Next Generation Of Engineers and Scientists By Martin C. Jischke President, Purdue University Lafayette, Indiana Rotary Tuesday, January 24, 2006 Good afternoon. Thank you for the opportunity to speak with you today. I am a Rotarian. I believe in the work that
1 04/28/05 “Making the Case for University Research” Association of American Universities Washington, DC April 19, 2005 I appreciate this opportunity to speak with you in your roles as leaders of academia about a topic in which we have a mutual interest and which I believe to be of the utmost importance. But as I look
Universities in the Digital Age: Dinosaurs or Prometheans? - MIT President Charles M. Vest, 2001
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