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Professor Subra Suresh: "Universities are pushing the boundaries of the human mind"


This year, EUA´s Annual Conference, held at the University of Antwerp welcomed Professor Subra Suresh, President of the Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) in Pennsylvania, USA. Professor Suresh took part in the thematic session "People", which focused on the importance of doctoral education and training for the development of a variety of professional careers, both within and outside academia.
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During the presentation, Professor Suresh provided an historical snapshot on the development of the scientific system in the USA and discussed the current challenges in postgraduate education, such as changing demographics and global challenges. He also presented the case of some companies created by CMU alumni that combine key elements in the university’s approach to doctoral education, namely basic research, creativity, entrepreneurship and fostering regional development.

In a subsequent conversation with Dr Lidia Borrell-Damián, Director for Research and Innovation at EUA, Professor Suresh discussed several topics including the relationship between universities and society, institutional strategies to build research and innovation capacity, ethical concerns in research and the role of university rankings.

Regarding the relationship between universities and society, Professor Suresh remarked that universities have the capacity to transform societies like no other institution. Universities are institutions with a long-term outreach and their impact can be felt throughout decades and generations. Professor Suresh considered that universities are instrumental in “pushing the boundaries of the human mind”. The university environment fosters the creation of new knowledge, whose value extends well beyond knowledge that can be monetized. In the university environment, “students learn by making use of the scientific method, by challenging the ideas of their peers and professors and by developing new and cutting-edge knowledge”, he said.

Professor Suresh also added that it is important for universities to be accountable. In his view, universities’ accountability should not be considered on a year-by-year basis, but rather in the timeframe of one or more decades. This would allow the benefits of universities’ work to unfold and to better assess the value for money therein generated. Professor Suresh also considered that universities have an important role to play in integrating technological developments and human behaviour while protecting and ensuring the respect for ethical standards in the use of research outcomes. On the topic of how universities can build their research and innovation capacity, Professor Suresh considered that the key element is attracting more talented individuals. “People” are the main pole of attraction of universities and therefore they should invest in attracting the best students and researchers. Specifically, Professor Suresh focused on the importance of immigration policies to enable universities to build their research and innovation capacity.

Finally, regarding the topic of rankings, Professor Suresh explained that, in his view, no ranking is perfect. Although rankings provide more visibility to universities and help to attract talent, they should not drive or bias the university’s research agenda. Rankings should rather be seen as a “qualitative indicator” of the university’s general characteristics; they are a complementary tool, mainly of a qualitative nature “to support universities in attracting talent”, he stated.

Source: EAU


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