USA : Universities must evolve
Nature, 486, 561-561 | 27 June 2012
PhD students at US universities need better preparation for careers outside academia, says a report released on 14 June by the US National Academies in Washington DC in response to a congressional directive. Research Universities and the Future of America makes ten recommendations, including a call to use research collaborations to align graduate programmes more closely with business. It also recommends that the US government attract and retain talent by streamlining immigration processes.