Essence of a Great Research University
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As the world figures out possible ways and means to deal with the COVID-19 at different levels, the importance of research in each one of them is undeniable. From predicting numbers to discovering a vaccine - all of it hinges on rigorous research. No matter what the area, no matter what the subject, quality research always helps in more informed ideation, planned execution and effective evaluation. Universities have historically been the cradle of great research. It is here where students are allowed to learn, explore, question and develop a rational and structured bent of mind towards research. Yet, when one talks about truly great research universities, the number is not too high. Reconciling teaching with research, mentoring, generating funds, creating an ecosystem are just some of the challenges that Universities face in this endeavour.
During this webinar, Dr. Jean-Lou Chameau addressed the intrinsic nature and characteristics of the great, world-class, universities (their "essence") and how they lead to discovery, innovation and prosperity.