University, Inc.: The Corporate Corruption of Higher Education

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Basic Books, Aug 1, 2008 - Education - 416 pages
Jennifer Washburn, a scholar and journalist, reveals how the growing influence of corporations over universities compromises the future of all those whose careers depend on a university education, and all those who will be employed, governed, or taught by the products of American universities.

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Intellectual property, developed in the biology and electronics labs of our great universities, is being methodically transferred to industry, reports independent scholar and journalist Washburn.For ... Read full review

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The author builds up a case that the modern research universities are being corrupted by the profit motive. She argues that corporate investment in university based research is creating a scenario in ... Read full review


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Jennifer Washburn is currently a Fellow at the New America Foundation. Formerly a Fellow at the Open Society Institute and a senior research associate for the Arms Trade Resource Center of the World Policy Institute at the New School for Social Research Washburn writes for The Atlantic Monthly, The Nation, Lingua Franca, the American Prospect, and other national magazines. She lives in Brooklyn, New York.

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