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State Budget Cuts for Research Universities Imperil Competitiveness, Report Says

By Emma Roller

States have cut funds for public research universities by 20 percent in constant dollars from 2002 to 2010, according to a report issued on Tuesday by the National Science Foundation.

The report, “Science and Engineering Indicators: 2012,” is a compendium almost 600 pages long of scientific trends in the United States and around the world. The agency releases such data every two years.

The findings in this year’s report demonstrate a continuing trend in scientific innovation. While countries like China and India have increased their spending on technology and education, the United States has found itself hamstrung by a weakened economy since 2008.

Continued at: http://chronicle.com/article/State-Budget-Cuts-for-Research/130369/

Read the report: http://www.nsf.gov/indicators

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  1. January 19, 2012 at 7:52 pm

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