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Can China’s Government Funding Boost its Universities into Top Ranks?

中国政府的投资是否能够推动中国大学跻身世界前列?Over the past two decades, the Chinese government has been generously funding some of the top universities, with the top institutions receiving billions of dollars each year. The Chinese government envisions its higher education sector rising to world-class levels, but even some of the scientists now wonder why should the government fund universities at all?

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One Stroke, Many Colors – University Venture at IIT Madras

Programs, stakeholders, and their relationships 画一笔,添多彩——印度理工学院马德拉斯分校的高校创业 项目、股东及二者之间的关系 by Prof. Thillai Rajan A. and Prof. Ashok Jhunjhunwala

How wealth creation can be reconciled with universities’ traditional roles so everyone wins

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10 X $3,000 City Venture Research Grants

In 2016, the CIV research grants will be focused on City Venture. Up to 10 grants of $3,000 each will be distributed to contributors of research paper proposals, upon successful publication of the paper in Issue 5 of Coller Venture Review, dedicated to City Venture, where we will look at the relationship between the city and the ventures inside it. Proposal submission deadline: September 30, 2016

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Stanford’s Univenture Secret Sauce

斯坦福高校创业的制胜法宝 接受风险、模糊和协作 Silicon Valley is world famous for its successful ventures, from the world-changing invention of the microelectronics industry by Fairchild and Intel to Google’s meteoric success. This situation is in turn closely tied to Stanford university’s influence. Stanford is a university that revolutionized a valley that revolutionized a world – and understanding what made this possible is critical to any Univenture stakeholder. What is the secret of Silicon Valley's success? Hint: it's all in the attitude.

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A Brave New World of Unemployed PhDs

失业哲学博士的新世界 One may easily notice a continuous shrinkage of humanities' budgets and replacement of tenured faculty members by contingent teachers. Who are the people still pursuing a humanities PhD, while the rest of the world is looking for visible results and measurable increases in stockholder value? What can universities do to survive and reinvent their roles as hubs of knowledge and research? How can they change and improve the services they give to the surrounding society? How can venture influence this perilous change and redesign universities for the Age of Knowledge?

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