Corning group thinks glass science research can drive economic growth. Solow economic theory explains how

Industry and academia have an implicit deal. Colleges and universities educate and train young minds for a life of inquiry and productivity.

Industry hires graduates who contribute to the economic welfare of the country (and maybe the university) through the products and services they produce on behalf of their employer.  The economy grows, profit flows to the company, relevance of academic research is proved—and, ideally, supported—and students are attracted to interesting research that will reward them with a fulfilling career.

The question is, is there evidence that the deal is working?

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600450 Corning group thinks glass science research can drive economic growth. Solow economic theory explains how
Date: 22 January 2014

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