Chorh Chuan TAN, National University of SingaporeWHY NEW PARADIGMS ARE NEEDED FOR RESEARCH UNIVERSITIES
The research university in its current form represents a remarkable and successful model where education and research and its application are brought together in synergistic ways that produce valuable new ideas, insights, products and services, as well as thought-leadership that informs policy and action (National Research Council of the National Academies, 2012).
However, the world in which research universities have thrived is changing fundamentally and rapidly. As a result, many businesses, social enterprises and public agencies have had to respond by transforming their strategies and operations (UNDP, 2013). Research universities will not be immune to the need to adapt to these changes and to seek fresh ways to remain relevant and contribute significantly to the advancement of society.PDF – read the full article