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Breaking Down Silos Builds Stronger Research

October 24, 2017

Issues facing the world are not divided into academic departments, and universities should reflect that reality in their search for solutions, Peter McPherson, president of the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities, said at the Borlaug Dialogue International Symposium. The big issues almost always require social sciences as well as traditional life sciences,”  McPherson said during a panel on breaking down silos in grant work. “Just think about the big issues, you need people along with the technical solution.”

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