How Research Universities are Driving Global Science Production
Learn how a global increase in education levels correlates with increased scientific output.
Throughout the world, the demand for higher education has never been higher. This global increase in education levels has resulted in many societal benefits, including more informed citizens, advanced economies, and enhanced longevity. This increase in education levels has also changed the scope of science and technology production. As a result of countries investing in science, technology, engineering, mathematics, and health research (STEM+), there has been a pure exponential growth in science production on a global scale. Read on to learn how a global increase in education levels correlates with increased scientific output.
In a book titled The Century of Science: The Global Triumph of the Research University, the authors explore how university-based research has risen to become the driving force of science production in STEM+ fields. The book looks at global trends to show how universities are uniquely positioned to contribute to worldwide scientific output.
Prior to the 1950s, only a select number of regions such as Western Europe and North America made major contributions to the development of scientific research. However, the core of science production shifted heavily from Europe to the United States when higher education and research expanded. More recently, government support of university research in East Asia has triggered explosive scientific growth in countries like Japan, China, South Korea, and Taiwan.
This is how the global expansion of scientific production is, at least partially, linked to a higher demand for higher education across the world. Looking for a consulting firm with experience working in higher education? Then don’t hesitate to contact the professionals at McKnight Associates, Inc. We are ready to offer you hands-on human resources consulting for colleges, universities, medical centers, and organizations of all sizes.