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2015 Education Panel

with Dr. Ángel Cabrera, George Mason University; Dr. John DeGioia, Georgetown University; and Dr. Steve Knapp, The George Washington University | September 09, 2015
Panelists shared perspectives on the state of higher education.

The need for improved cooperation between universities and the business community in the Washington metropolitan region in order to substantially increase commercialization of the R&D results produced by universities was a primary theme of a panel discussion President David M. Rubenstein conducted with the presidents of three of the region’s leading universities at a breakfast meeting on September 9. The featured guests were Dr. Ángel Cabrera, President, George Mason University; Dr. John DeGioia, President, Georgetown University, and Dr. Steve Knapp, President, The George Washington University. The three presidents agreed that the business community and higher education need to be more aggressive in forming partnerships that will lead to increased tech transfer out of university research in order to compete with other technology driven regional economies like Silicon Valley.

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