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Research lunch on industry-university collaboration

Are companies with ties to research universities more likely to succeed?

Hear UCLA Professors Lynne Zucker and Michael Darby speak on Friday, March 18, 12 to 1 p.m. in Franklin 5320. Or you can watch their lecture, Commercializing Knowledge: The University’s Role in Industry Success, live via Ustream TV.

Zucker and Darby have spent two decades tracing the creation and flow of new scientific knowledge from universities to individual scientific, engineering and high-tech firms. Sorting through terabytes of data, they have built a picture of how university scientists can drive and shape the success of a company.

They have also found that faculty working with firms can be more productive as university professors, and their universities are more innovative in course and degree offerings in emerging fields.

The talk is part of the Research Lunch Series at the UC Office of the President, a monthly lecture given by scholars from across the UC system, sponsored by Communications and the Office of Research and Graduate Studies (ORGS).

Upcoming lecturers include:

  • UCLA’s Laurence C. Smith on how global climate change will affect the world by 2050 (April 29)
  • UC San Diego’s Wayne Cornelius on U.S. immigration control policies and their unintended consequences (May 13)
  • UC San Diego’s V. “Ram” Ramanathan on his ongoing effort to push both science and society to solve global warming (June 10)

Check out past lectures on Ustream TV and join the LECTURES-L mailing list (e-mail for notices about future events.




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