integration into the international system of science;
acceptance to international experience and flexibility in the new directions of research and teaching methods;
special intellectual environment;
democratic values and academic freedom;
leading positions in a given region, country and the world's scientific and educational community
focus on modern trends and innovations in economy, science and technology.
Role of research universities:
Universities as knowledge creators
indispensable players in the advancement of scientific knowledge, which seeds new generations of applied research, scientific breakthroughs and streams of new products that strengthen economy.
Universities, Entrepreneurs and Competitive Businesses
Innovation centers around 3 ingredients: knowledge creators, knowledge, and knowledge diffusion and application.
At the Forefront of Job Training and Re-skilling
Extension programs offer accessible means to continually
upgrade skills, acquire industry-specific applied skills and learn new knowledge and skills for moving into better jobs or new careers.
American Research Environment
“ In the dynamic economy of our time, nations in search of global significance have fastened on the notion that scientific knowledge is one of if not the key differentiator between those nations that dominate world trade and take a leadership in global affairs and those relegated to second tier status. Science and scientific knowledge, produced by major research universities, appear in this narrative as the magical touchstones of progress, prosperity, and power. The nations with strong competitive science-based universities have the ability to create the future in their own image.”
“ In the United States, the federal government provides a wide range of subsidies to educational institutions and imposes a variety of regulations in addition to those imposed by the states. As a result, the context for any individual public university will vary significantly from the context of another. Although the national government does not control the operation of universities in the United States, it creates the primary marketplace for research competition. Significant investment by federal research agencies creates a pool of funds in support of research that public and private university researchers compete for.”
Elizabeth D. Capaldi John V. Lombardi Craig W. Abbey Diane D. Craig. (2010) The Top American Universities. 2010 Annual Report. The Center for Measuring University Performance. Arizona State University
Top American research universities in 2010
Annual Report from 2004 establishes measurements
criteria for evoluation of research activities of universities T
The Top American Research University annual reports
serve to help universities understand the context within
which high performing research universities function
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
University of Pennsylvania
University of California - Berkeley
University of California - Los Angeles
University of Michigan - Ann Arbor
University of Washington - Seattle
14,563 staff members
For more than 250 years, Columbia has been a leader in
higher education in the nation and around the world. At the core of our wide range of academic inquiry is the commitment to attract and engage the best minds in pursuit of greater human understanding, pioneering new discoveries and service to society . Research centers: Government and Community Affairs, Medical Center, Government and Community Affairs, Morningside, Columbia Technology Ventures, Research Computing Services, Sponsored Projects Finance, University Development and Alumni Relations
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
10,023 staff members
Research at MIT aims to develop innovative solutions to the world’s most daunting challenges. From addressing the energy needs of tomorrow to improving cancer therapies , MIT’s research efforts are enhanced through creative collaborations with leading research institutes and consortia around the world. Compiled here are just some of the MIT labs, centers and programs where cutting-edge research is taking place. Research opportunities: 42 research center in different domains.
19, 782 students
11,145 staff members
From Nobel Prize winners to undergraduates, all members of the Stanford community are engaged in creating new knowledge, whether in the sciences, business, the arts or wherever their interests lie. Stanford is particularly noted for its openness to multidisciplinary research, not only within its schools and departments, but also in its laboratories, institutes, libraries and research centers.
University of Pennsylvania
14,031 staff members
Penn is one of the world's most powerful research and teaching institutions, with a research budget last year topping $800 million and more than 4,000 active faculty members. The scale and interdisciplinary character of research and teaching sets Penn apart, and our highly ranked Perelman School of Medicine is one of the top recipients of NIH funding in the country. Penn is one of the nation's premier research universities with more than $700 million in annual R&D expenditures. A broad multidisciplinary approach creates faculty-student collaborations across Penn's 12 schools. Penn has more then 200 research centers.
14,475 staff members
The range of research activities at Harvard is broad
and deep. Harvard scholars conduct in research in almost
every field, and seek to expand human knowledge through
analysis, innovation, and insight. Research is supported by
more than $750 million of sponsored research funds each year, and it is carried out both in the departments of the thirteen Schools and the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, and at more than 100 research centers, on campus and around the world. Researchers include faculty members, visiting scholars. post-doctoral fellows, and graduate and undergraduate students, and they collaborate with colleagues across the University, at affiliated institutions, and at other research institutions.
web: http:// harvard.edu
11,813 staff members
Yale is one of the world’s great universities.
Yale is one of the best known research universities.
The University contains more then 80 research
centers in different domains.
10 schools and 8 institutes
16,205 staff members
Throughout the school's history, Duke researchers
have made breakthroughs, including the biomedical
engineering department’s development of the world's first
real-time, three-dimensional ultrasound diagnostic system and the first engineered blood vessels. Duke has pioneered studies involving nonlinear dynamics, chaos, and complex systems in physics. In May 2006 Duke researchers mapped the final human chromosome, which made world news as the Human Genome Project was finally complete.
University of California:
189,116 staff members,
over 1,600,000 living alumni.
Has a long tradition of involvement
in many enterprises that are often geographically or
organizationally separate from its general campuses,
including national laboratories, observatories, hospitals,
continuing education programs, hotels, conference
centers, an airport, and an art institute.
This map shows the locations of the ten UC campuses and the national laboratories
associated with UC. A third national laboratory associated
with UC is in Los Alamos, New Mexico .
University of Michigan
8,791 staff members
The University of Michigan is a global leader in
health, law and public policy, the arts and
humanities, science and technology, and many other academic disciplines. Research is central to the University’s mission and permeates its schools and colleges. The disciplinary reach of the University’s research programs is exceptional. Research is conducted within the nineteen academic schools and colleges.
University of Washington
12, 627 students
The University of Washington has received more
than $1 billion in sponsored research funds, a
tribute to the exceptional quality of our diverse and
innovative faculty, students and staff, and the
power of the UW intellectual community.
The UW receives more federal research funding than any other American public university, a ranking held since 1974. In the most recent ranking by China's Shanghai Jiao Tong University, the UW ranked 16th among the world's top universities.
Educational opportunities for belarusians in USA:
Youth Cultural Opportunity (YCO)
The Youth Cultural Opportunity (YCO) provides an opportunity for Belarusian high school students to experience the United States through a three-week summer program which includes a two-week home-stay with an American family and a one-week cultural orientation in Washington, DC.
The Eurasia Undergraduate Program is conducted through an open competition.
The Edmund Muskie Fellowship Program is conducted through an open competition.
Includes the Fulbright Scholar Program and the Summer Study Institutes.
УНИВЕРСИТЕТЫ США КАК ОБРАЗОВАТЕЛЬНЫЕ И НАУЧНЫЕ ЦЕНТРЫ (http://journals.kantiana.ru/upload/iblock/7eb/nbcenauomaqwfikayj.pdf)
ИССЛЕДОВАТЕЛЬСКИЕ УНИВЕРСИТЕТЫ США (http://www.prof.msu.ru/publ/conf/conf14.htm
The Top American Research Universities
California Future: It Starts Here. UC’s Contribution to Economic Growth, Health and Culture. An Impact Study for the University of California. 2000 http://www.universityofcalifornia.edu/itstartshere/report/fullreport.pdf