America’s Universities In Peril

“In 2001, America produced a third of the world’s science and engineering articles in refereed journals, and in three of the past four years its academics received two-thirds of the Nobel prizes for science and economics. No wonder America’s great universities lure the world’s cleverest students and the finest academics, many of whom stay to enrich their new country. Now these great factories of talent, ideas and technologies are threatened from without and within.”

Source: The Economist 01/08/10