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Innovation being damaged, chancellor warns

The short-term outlook in Washington, DC, and the wholesale budget cuts mandated by sequestration are eroding the economic partnership between higher education, the federal government and industry, warns Philip DiStefano, the chancellor of the University of Colorado at Boulder, in an opinion article published in The Denver Post.

Such collaborations and linkages are responsible for nearly all of the US’ scientific achievements and much of its economic growth since the second world war, he said.

“We must all work to reverse this trend,” DiStefano wrote. “Each of the three legs of the innovation stool…must know the other two are in it for the long run so all three can keep up the legacy of innovation that fuels the national economy, and that gives the nation a key strategic advantage in the global economy.”

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