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  • APLU Statement on Impending Partial Government Shutdown

    Washington, DC – Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) President Peter McPherson today released a statement about the impending partial government shutdown that will go into place at midnight unless Congress and the White House reach an agreement.

  • National Innovation and Economic Prosperity (IEP) Designation Program Now Open to All Universities

    WASHINGTON, DC— The Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) and University Economic Development Association (UEDA) today announced a partnership to provide access to APLU’s Innovation and Economic Prosperity (IEP) University Program to all higher education institutions. Until now, the IEP program, which recognizes higher education institutions that make regional economic development a priority, was…

  • Inaugural University Innovation and Entrepreneurship Showcase on Capitol Hill Spotlights Over 20 Startups Born Out of Federally-Funded University Research

    Washington, DC – The Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) and the Association of American Universities (AAU) hosted the inaugural University Innovation and Entrepreneurship Showcase on Capitol Hill tonight, spotlighting 21 startup companies that have created products born out of federally funded, university-based research. House Science Committee Chairman Lamar Smith, House Science Committee Ranking…

  • Federal Study to Examine What Makes Successful Public Research University-Industry Partnerships

    University of Michigan Awarded NIST-Funded Study to Evaluate Promising Collaborations at APLU’s Innovation and Economic Prosperity (IEP)-Designated Universities

  • Four APLU Universities Selected as Finalists for 2017 C. Peter Magrath Community Engagement Scholarship Award; Five Others Recognized for Their Exemplary Efforts

    Washington, D.C.— In recognition of their extraordinary community outreach initiatives, four member universities of the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) have been selected as regional winners of the 2017 W.K. Kellogg Foundation Community Engagement Scholarship Award. As regional winners, East Carolina University, the University of New Hampshire, Oklahoma State University, and Purdue University…

  • University Associations Express Support for STRONGER Patents Act

    Washington, DC – The Association of American Universities, Association of Public and Land-grant Universities, Association of University Technology Managers, and Council on Governmental Relations today released the following statement regarding the introduction of the STRONGER Patents Act in the U.S. Senate.

  • Senior University, Government, Business Leaders, & Researchers Launch New Comprehensive, Coordinated Effort to Solve Complex U.S. and Global Food & Nutrition Security Challenges

    Washington, DC – Facing a vast array of food and nutrition security problems in the U.S. and abroad that pose significant humanitarian, environmental, and national security risks, a commission of prominent researchers and leaders from public universities, government, non-governmental organizations, and the private sector today announced a comprehensive, coordinated effort to solve these challenges.

  • LIFT, APLU, and NCMS Create Expert Educator Team to Align Higher Education Curricula with Manufacturing Workforce Needs

    The initiative will engage educators and manufacturing scientists to ensure instruction includes the latest technology.

  • APLU Names Four Public Research Universities Winners of 2015 Innovation & Economic Prosperity University Awards

    Indianapolis, IN – The Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) today named winners of its fourth annual Innovation & Economic Prosperity (IEP) University Awards. The winners — Clemson University, the University of Minnesota, Auburn University and the University of Maryland — competed in four different categories that recognize different components of economic engagement. The…

  • APLU Announces Designation of 18 Institutions in the 2015 Class of Innovation & Economic Prosperity Universities

    Washington, DC – In recognition of a strong commitment to economic engagement, the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) today designated 18 public institutions in the 2015 class of Innovation & Economic Prosperity Universities. The designation acknowledges universities working with public and private sector partners in their states and regions to support economic development…

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