How much U.S. technological innovation begins in universities?
Technological progress has been the key to improved living standards, but how and where do new ideas get their start? The answer might give us some insight into how we can support greater innovation. Some suggest universities have been an important source of innovative technology. A look at the people involved in the development of patented technologies can give an idea of how much innovation originates in universities.
The role of funders in university-community partnerships
Kathleen Gill of the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston outlines the role played by grant-making institutions in fueling the emerging field of university-community partnerships.
The number of international college students has dipped since 9/11, and universities face more than visa challenges in turning that around.
Universities, innovation and economic growth ; proceedings of a conference sponsored by the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland, November 16–17, 2006
This conference convened academics, angel networks, business leaders, civic and community officials, county and state economic development leaders, law firm representatives, legislators, public policy officials, researchers, and venture financing bankers to examine how universities, innovation, and the economy are not separate entities, but engaged participants working toward a common goal ? stimulating economic growth. Experts from across the country tackled tough questions: How do universities contribute to local innovation and economic growth processes? What are the real-world applications ...
Old-fashioned tech transfer
Licensing isn?t the only way for industry to tap into university knowledge.
Geographic shifts in higher education
A common complaint of businesses nationwide is that they have not been able to hire as many highly educated workers as they would like to employ, resulting in unfilled vacancies in professional and technical positions. Regardless of the traditional relationships between employers and nearby universities, many states now are reexamining how their higher educational institutions can play a larger role in the development and growth of "knowledge-based" industries. Colleges and universities have an effect on the availability of labor in their local area in a variety of ways, most notably in ...
Community-campus partnerships for economic development: community perspectives
Formal collaborations between community groups and academic institutions to promote economic development have increased substantially over the past 10 years. The bulk of research on community-campus partnerships has focused on the experiences of institutions of higher learning and the foundations that have funded the collaborations, leaving a gap in our understanding of community experiences. This report draws on a variety of sources, including first-person interviews and academic literature, to bring out community perspectives on what makes for successful partnerships. The conclusions are ...
Virtual university: is online learning changing higher education?
By allowing students to "attend" class when and where they choose, online learning is changing higher education.
Reflections on the economic outlook and the implications for monetary policy
Remarks at Fordham Wall Street Council, Fordham University Graduate School of Business, New York City.
The national and regional economy
Remarks at the Whitman School of Management at Syracuse University, Syracuse, New York.