Every community needs guiding principles to solve the big problems our world faces, solutions that make a difference in our world. … More Every community needs guiding principles
Collaborative research leads to remarkable results and learning, but collaborations can be complicated ventures that must be nurtured. … More Why research with impact requires purpose and teamwork
A less diverse research team is more likely to produce results that have lower impact. … More Pride and Prejudice (and University Program Rankings)
In response to the Great Depression of the 1930s, economically depressed jurisdictions used an approach, termed as “smokestack chasing”. Regional governments recruited industrial firms to enhance job creation by providing them with tax incentives, land use privileges and loans. Society was transformed. From being primarily agricultural, many regions quickly reorganized into manufacturing and resource extraction economies. … More Innovation, Clusters and Universities
See the world through another scientist’s or engineer’s eyes, walk in their shoes. Learn the languages of their disciplines and thus become scientifically and technically multilingual. … More Dealing with uncertainty
The role that greenhouse gases play in global warming and climate change is indisputable. Why? Simply because of physics. … More It’s physics: Carbon dioxide and climate change
Computer programs at the heart of artificial intelligence (AI) often use neural networks that, embedded in machines and programs, learn through example. They follow the logic of experience, but are restricted to the behaviours and facts that are provided to them. Thus, AI grows through experiential learning and problem solving. Its efficacy depends on the breadth of the experience and the … More Artificial Intelligence: What is AI?
For university research, a less diverse team is more likely to produce fewer citations to its papers. Likewise, the more diverse a university leadership team, the more likely it will be to further the university’s mission and make an even greater impact on our world. … More University rankings, research and homophily