Most everyone agrees that research investments benefit North Dakota and its people.
How to obtain and distribute those dollars – and how much the research universities collaborate – was a matter of discussion at the Legislative Higher Education Committee meeting Tuesday, June 5, on campus.
The legislators met Monday at Mayville State University to discuss financial and other issues.
Tuesday’s (June 5) focus was research at UND and NDSU and how to fund it.
Legislators frequently queried presenters, asking about cooperation between institutions, measuring research results, funding and more. UND and NDSU do cooperate in research and other areas, said presenters, who mentioned a joint biomedical engineering degree, ND EPSCoR and a project to produce ammonia that involves the UND EERC, UND chemistry, and NDSU researchers.