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Articles and Op-Eds by university presidents related to the Government-University Partnership

Federal investment is crucial for encouraging basic scientific research — the bedrock for the applied research that has transformed our lives
In an article for Change Magazine, the government-university partnership has advanced human health, enhanced security, and has fueled technological innovation and economic growth.
AAU President Coleman gave an address at the AAAS Forum on Science &Technology Policy to discuss current threats to the government-university research partnership.
Eric S. Lander, the founding director of the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, is worried that no one seems to be arguing about what needs to be done to ensure America's position as the world's leader in science and technology.
Maria T. Zuber, vice president for research at M.I.T., writes that amid the turbulence in Washington, "It’s easy to miss the fact that part of what’s at stake is America’s dominance in science, engineering, and innovation."
Rebecca Blank, chancellor of the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and Brad Schwartz, CEO of the biomedical Morgridge Institute for Research in Madison, wrote in support of basic science in this commentary published by The Hill.
In this blog post, AAU President Coleman explains the unique partnership between the federal government and American universities to perform research to strengthen national security, improve public health, and bolster economic competitiveness.
Nicholas S. Zeppos, chancellor of Vanderbilt University, calls on Congress to once again protect a government-university partnership that has produced "breakthrough upon breakthrough."
"If America wants to maintain its innovative edge, create meaningful jobs and realize economic growth, then we must make funding for basic science a national and state priority," according to Rebecca Blank, chancellor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and Marsha Mailick, vice chancellor for research and graduate education at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Mark Schlissel, president of the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, warns that the new administration's proposed budget cuts for research agencies would have "severe consequences" in this guest commentary published by Bridge Magazine.