Sir Leszek Borysiewicz

Economic growth will come from Europe’s research university

Economic growth is the priority of every European government, and it can't come soon enough.  How can universities help?

Europe's research universities are already making a huge economic contribution: that much is obvious.  We educate the future workforce, we perform research which governments, business and industry commission through research contracts, and we make discoveries and inventions which, formalised in recent years as 'technology transfer', are put directly to work by the private sector to generate economic return.

Crisi e crescita economica: Università e blue sky research

Quella che segue è la sintesi del discorso che  Sir Leszek Borysiewicz - Rettore dell’Università di Cambridge - pronuncerà il 10 Maggio in occasione della Conferenza che si terrà a Barcellona per il primo decennale della LERU, la Lega delle Università di Ricerca Europee che raggruppa 21 Atenei, fra cui l’Università Statale di Milano. "...Separare la ricerca applicata da quella 'non ancora applicata' non sarebbe certamente saggio, e forse neanche possibile.

Universities and blue sky research

The following is a summary of the speech that Sir Leszek Borysiewicz - Rector of the University of Cambridge - will give on May 10, in Barcelona, at the 10th anniversary conference of LERU, the League of European Research Universities which includes 21 universities, including the University of Milan. "...Separating “applied” from “not-yet-applied” research would certainly not be wise, and may not even be possible.