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William T. Greenough is Swanlund Chair and Center for Advanced Study Professor of Psychology, Psychiatry, and Cell and Structural Biology at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Philip J. McConnaughay is dean and Donald J. Farage Professor of Law at The Pennsylvania State University Dickinson School of Law. Jay P. Kesan is professor and director of the Program in Intellectual Property & Technology Law at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Chapter 1 Introduction
Part 2 I. The Purpose of the Research University
Chapter 3 1. Research Universities in the Third Millennium: Genius with Character
Chapter 4 2. The University of the Twenty-First Century: Artifact, Sea Anchor, or Pathfinder
Chapter 5 3. Can Universities Survive the Global Knowledge Revolution?
Part 6 II. Forging Partnerships: Industry, Governments, and the Research University
Chapter 7 4. The Changing Nature of Innovation in the U.S.
Chapter 8 5. Back to the Future—The Increasing Importance of the States in Setting the Research Agenda
Chapter 9 6. Global Public Goods for Poor Farmers—Myth or Reality
Chapter 10 7. Science and Sustainable Food Security
Part 11 III. Funding, Economic Incentives, and the Research Agenda
Chapter 12 8. Federal Science Policy and University Research Agendas
Chapter 13 9. The Ethical Challenges of the Academic Pork Barrel
Chapter 14 10. The Public-Private Divide in Genomics
Part 15 IV. The Dark Side of University-Corporate Partnerships
Chapter 16 11. The Effects of University/Corporate Relations on Biotechnology Research
Chapter 17 12. The Governmentalization and Corporatization of Research
Chapter 18 13. Technology and the Humanities in the "Global" Economy
A highly readable and equally troubling collection of essays addressing momentous questions about the future of academia: Can research universities afford not to 'follow the money' from public to private sources, and can society afford the long term results if the mission of universities becomes increasingly commercial, political, and shortsighted? There are no easy answers, but the contributors to this volume present both facts and varied opinions that are worth reading by anyone who wonders where the great discoveries of the future are going to come from.
— Harry Lewis, Harvard University, author of Excellence without a Soul
Like it or not, universities have become the centerpiece of economic development strategies throughout this country and most of the world. At the same time, the pressure for institutions to manage conflicts and to ensure access to publicly funded research discoveries and tools has increased enormously. In their introduction and by their collection of topics, authors, and content, the editors of Defining Values for Research and Technology clearly understand the delicate search for an appropriate balance between these competing pressures. This is an excellent and thoughtful work, and I recommend it highly.
— Mark Crowell, Associate Vice Chancellor for Economic Development and Technology Transfer, UNC-CH
Whether you believe that research universities are creating a knowledge-intensive, equitable and sustainable world, or fear they are succumbing to the temptations, corruption, and greed of their sponsors and patrons—or both—you must read these thought-provoking essays. They will energize your search for how universities can save themselves from their own success.
— Lewis M. Branscomb, Adjunct Professor, School of International Relations and Pacific Studies, University of California San Diego and emeritus profes
For those who are passionate or even mildly curious about the genius and character of the contemporary research university and the values that underlie it, this volume is a priceless find. It is at once thoughtful, lovingly critical, and at many points absolutely eloquent.
— Stanley Ikenberry, former president, University of Illinois