Public Universities and Regional Progress examines evolutions in evaluation and innovation at six University of California campuses. Each chapter presents a deep, historic analysis that traces the dynamic interaction between particular campuses and regional corporations in industries that fluctuate from biotechnology, scientific devices, and semiconductors, to software, wine, and wireless utilized sciences.
The book provides a uniquely full and cohesive check out the University of California's difficult relationships with regional entrepreneurs. As a primary public institution, the UC is an examplar for various institutions of higher education at a time when the potential and value of these universities is beneath scrutiny. Any however, by present accounts, public evaluation universities carried out virtually 70% of all instructional evaluation and roughly 60% of federally funded R&D in the United States. Thoughtful and distinctive, Public Universities and Regional Progress illustrates the potential for universities to drive info-based progress whereas revealing the California system as a uniquely extremely efficient engine for innovation all through its residence state.