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University of Wisconsin – Madison

Chronicle Article on Higher Ed in Asia

http://chronicle.com/article/5-Lessons-America-Can-Learn/64519/

This March 7, 2010 article offers a compelling reason for collaboration:

Excerpt:

Meanwhile, opportunities for collaboration abound, not only in the humanities and social sciences, but also in the hard sciences—where cultural and ethnic differences are beginning to matter. For example, the National University of Singapore has become a center of medical research because of observations that some common diseases—lung cancer, obesity, and stroke, to name a few—behave differently among Caucasians than among Asians. The same can also be said about several important drugs. In helping to elucidate the causes and implications, Western medical researchers are making important advances by cooperating with researchers in leading Asian universities.

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