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Morrison report shows Proposition 301 paying dividends for ASU

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Proposition 301 science and technology research funding has produced positive results for Arizona State University, according to a new report published by the Morrison Institute for Public Policy.

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Proposition 301 science and technology research funding has produced positive results for Arizona State University, according to a new report published by the Morrison Institute for Public Policy.

Using CAT measures--a novel assessment tool developed by the institute that tracks connections, attention, and talent--researchers found that since its passage in 2000 the proposition has helped the university become more competitive in the global knowledge economy.

Specifically, the report highlighted how ASU researchers have:

  • Established more than 300 contractual research connections with businesses and universities around the world
  • Collaborated with more than 3,400 research colleagues at other institutions and companies
  • Won more than $86 million in new competitive, non-state, public and private research grants
  • Published more than 800 scientific papers and been cited 5,300 times by other researchers
  • Improved the university's ranking among top American research universities by 10 percentage points
  • Increased the skills of 245 graduate student and postdoctoral researchers in fiscal year 2005
  • Trained science and engineering students whose starting salaries after graduation increased eight percentage points over their peers nationally

The 36-page report is titled, "Enriching Arizona's Knowledge Economy: Creating the Research Connections, Attention, and Talent Arizona Needs to Compete; Proposition 301 at Arizona State University, FY 2002 — FY 2005."


The full report is available at: http://www.asu.edu/copp/morrison/cat2006.htm.