Scientific Research: Opening the Door to the Future
1. Scientific Research: Why It Is Done and Who It Is For.
(2) Promoted Together with Education and Human Resource Development
In addition to advancing scientific research, universities are also mandated to apply the results in systematic education to develop future generations of human resources. Through undergraduate and other programs, universities produce people with general educational attainments and specialized abilities that enable them to contribute to society. In graduate schools, affiliated research institutes, and other facilities, universities train young researchers to further the progress of scientific research. Government reports published in the United States and many other industrially advanced nations in recent years have stressed the importance of opening universities to the community at large and have also urged universities to expand cooperation with industry with respect to research and human resource development. At the same time, these reports stress that universities must fulfill their basic role in training and educating future generations.