The Role of Universities in Economic Competitiveness in California by John Aubrey Douglass and C. Judson King (February 2018)


Commissioned by the Associació Catalana d’Universitats Públiques (ACUP), this report provides a case study of the University of California’s (UC) role in helping to create a highly competitive economy and in a manner that may be of use in Catalonia. The report provides a discussion on the role of research universities as important players in larger innovation ecosystems, the economic impact of UC on California, specific examples of university-private sector engagement, and relevant UC policies that set what we call the “rules of engagement” that both encourage economic engagement and protect academic freedom and university autonomy.

C. Judson King
Publication date: 
February 13, 2018
Publication type: 
CSHE Reports