Government Relations

Government Relations Legislative Update

Government Relations Legislative Update

Updates on state and federal issues relating to the UW System.

Friday, April 2, 2010

President Reilly: University Research Benefits Students... and the Economy

UW System President Kevin P. Reilly authored a column in the March/April edition of Trusteeship magazine, a publication of the Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges. President Reilly's column was titled, "University Research Benefits Students... and the Economy."

In today's innovation-driven economy, universities are particularly well positioned for success, having a critical mass of experts who are experienced in research methodology, with unfettered access to each other, the latest equipment, and important federal grants. As our nation's focus turns to economic recovery, we must leverage these assets creatively for the benefit of our communities and our economy—and to maintain our competitive position on the global stage. In the process, we can also enrich the educational experiences of today's college students.

Read the full column here.