Direct funding of regional university networks is being talked about by the EC and national governments. Another option would be rewarding universities according to how much they contribute to local innovation - using an assessment similar to the UK’s REF. EU support for universities is currently channelled only to specific projects, with no institutional discretion.
University Incubators May Lead to Lower-Quality Innovation
The establishment of university-affiliated incubators is often followed by a reduction in the quality of university innovations, according to a new study co-authored by a Baylor University entrepreneurship professor.
As United States and British legislators tighten the screws on travel and visa rules, they might be squeezing out international researchers and students. Canadian universities, meanwhile, are seeing surging interest from both groups.