October 18-20 | Tucson, AZ

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$3.9B ‘Game Changer’ for research, ranking of Texas universities

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October 18-20, 2023 / Tucson, AZ
The annual summit for research institution gap fund and accelerator programs, including proof of concept programs, startup accelerators, and university venture funds

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Harrison Keller, the commissioner of higher education in Texas, was “thrilled” when voters approved a state proposal earlier this month to establish a $3.9 billion endowment to support the state’s “emerging” research institutions.

“The proposition was a strong endorsement of the vision that the board has laid out in our state’s strategic plan for higher education,” Keller said.

The initiative, Building a Talent-Strong Texas, is focused on supporting academic research and innovation, increasing degree attainment, and keeping graduates working in the state.

Full story: ‘Game Changer’ for research, ranking of Texas universities

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