Title: Balancing basic and applied research - In a time of economic changes and stagnating support from the government, universities have to restructure and reshape their mission
Authors: Oosterlinck, AndrĂ© ×
Debackere, Koenraad
Cielen, Gerard #
Issue Date: Jan-2002
Publisher: Nature publishing group
Series Title: EMBO Reports vol:3 issue:1 pages:2-5
Abstract: In outmoded approaches, basic and applied research were seen as two activities with a different nature, carried out by different institutions and financed by different sources. During the last decade however, the boundaries between basic and applied research became obsolete and sometimes artificial. In some domains, basic research can be translated fairly rapidly into concrete applications. This has been the case, for example, with breakthroughs in molecular biology and immunology. Recent studies [1] confirm that it is precisely the mix of different types of R&D activities that has the most significant impact on the contribution of science to economic performance.
ISSN: 1469-221X
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Electrical Engineering - miscellaneous
DOC - Research Coordination Office
Department of Managerial Economics, Strategy and Innovation (MSI), Leuven
× corresponding author
# (joint) last author

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