Science and Technology for Development - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780080251073, 9781483149844

Science and Technology for Development

1st Edition

The Role of U.S. Universities

Authors: Robert P. Morgan Ellen E. Irons Eduardo A. Perez
eBook ISBN: 9781483149844
Imprint: Pergamon
Published Date: 1st January 1979
Page Count: 428
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Science and Technology for Development: The Role of U.S. Universities examines the role of U.S. universities in helping to build an indigenous science and technology (S&T) base in developing countries. U.S. university involvement in engineering, agriculture, and science is analyzed, along with conditions for success or failure and limitations to involvement. Successful experiences in developing countries are highlighted. This book is comprised of seven chapters and begins with an overview of the past legislative mandate for U.S. university involvement in S&T for development. The reader is then introduced to U.S. university activity in three fields: engineering, agriculture, and science. Within the analysis of each field, specific past involvements, current thinking, and field-specific issues are explored. The subsequent chapters discuss future roles for U.S. universities, including types of involvement, mechanisms for involvement, and forms of cooperation among U. S. institutions. Eight legislative changes are outlined for expanding U.S. university involvement in international S&T cooperation.
This monograph will be of interest to S&T policymakers and university officials.

Table of Contents

List of Figures and Tables Acknowledgments Introduction List of Acronyms Chapter 1 The Legislative Mandate The Policy Thread in U. S. Foreign Assistance Legislation Creation of Agencies with International Objectives Legislation Pertaining Specifically to Education or Universities Legislation Pertaining to Visas, Passports, Immigration, and Exchange of Persons Other Aspects of the Mandate Analysis Chapter 2 Engineering Types of Involvement Mechanisms Engineering Cases Engineering Technology Activity ASEE International Activities Survey Issues Current Thinking Concluding Remarks Chapter 3 Agriculture Overview of U.S. University Involvement Recent Involvement in Agricultural Development Examples of Programs Evaluation of U.S. University Involvements Current Issues and Questions Concluding Remarks Chapter 4 Science Types of Involvement Mechanisms Current Thinking on Science Involvements Analysis Issues Chapter 5 Future Roles for U.S. Universities Types of Involvement Mechanisms for Future U.S. University Involvement Criteria for Successful U.S. University Involvement Scenarios Chapter 6 Policy Issues and Options Funding Objectives Why Universities? Bureaucratic vs. Professional Approach Evaluation Legislation Options Chapter 7 Summary, Conclusions and Recommendations Appendixes Notes Bibliography Index About the Authors


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Robert P. Morgan

Ellen E. Irons

Eduardo A. Perez

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