Science and the Urban University

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Science  29 Jul 1983:
Vol. 221, Issue 4609, pp. 427-430
DOI: 10.1126/science.221.4609.427


The potential for science to contribute to economic and civic life is of particular importance to urban centers with economic decline. For urban universities, the ability to adapt to changing needs and seize new opportunities has become vital. These universities must take the lead in curricular revision, research emphasizing the application of knowledge, arrangements with private economic enterprises, and public service to improve science and mathematics training in the schools.