What if Cities Saw Universities as Their Biggest Brain Trust?

What if cities saw universities as their biggest brain trust to solve their most pressing problems?

Reported by Education Dive, Portland State University is attempting to become that, creating research centers for homelessness and smart city technology. PSU President Rahmat Shoureshi hopes to establish seven self-supporting centers on-campus in downtown Portland.

The takeaway? How do we make sure our institutions are serving our cities and helping solve our most pressing community challenges, while creating new opportunities for our students?

May you continue to fight the good enrollment growth fight at your institution today, and we’ll see you again tomorrow.

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Eric Olsen

Eric brings more than a decade of award-winning creative brand development, marketing analytics and higher education experience to Helix Education. Eric is a graduate of Bradley University and earned his MBA at Lewis University.