Inside Higher Ed highlights UCLA Grand Challenge efforts

August 31, 2017

The UCLA Grand Challenge initiative was mentioned in an Inside Higher Ed article by News Editor, Paul Fain.  Fain views Grand Challenge programs initiated by UCLA (in 2013) and Indiana University (in 2015) as potential answers to the public’s skepticism about the value of research conducted at public universities. The article featured feedback from Pedro Ribeiro, a spokesperson for the Association of American Universities (AAU), a research-focused university membership group, who praised the two universities and said the grand-challenge approach could be the beginning of a promising trend. “They [Grand Challenge initiatives] explain the benefit of the work to the residents of the state,” said Ribeiro. “This brings people along for the whole process.”

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