How threats to indirect research payments could make universities less willing to gamble on science
The Chronicle of Higher Education - 04/07/2017
With the opening this week of its gleaming new $225-million Interdisciplinary Science and Engineering Complex, Northeastern University took what it considered a big but prudent gamble.
The fast-growing institution sees educational and economic promise in drug discovery, robotics, and national security, and officials expect the futuristic six-story complex to help them compete in all those fields.
“ISEC will accelerate Northeastern’s momentum,” the provost, James C. Bean, said on Monday at a ribbon-cutting ceremony, “particularly in areas of discovery where we are most likely to achieve eminence.”