Archive for category Philanthropic Gifts to Universities

Cornell University’s NYC Tech receives another $100 million gift

This time former Mayor Michael Bloomberg donated $100 million himself to Cornell NYC Tech it was announced. Reprint of article is below from 17 June 2015 The Verge See the full article here: —————————- Bloomberg donates $100M to New York City’s tech island campus Cornell Tech offers ‘startup postdocs’ to build new tech businesses Billionaire and […]

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Brain Drain for Scottish Universities post-Independence: Solving the Research Funding Need

Today’s Guardian article “Scottish universities braced for brain drain if country votes for independence: Senior education figures voice fears about loss of funding and departure of top scientists in the event of a yes vote” warned of the loss of scientists and other researchers if Scotland leaves the union.  This would result in further brain drain, […]

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Largest Gift Ever to Imperial College London for Biomedical Engineering

Imperial College London, rising as a powerhouse in research, innovation and academic entrepreneurship,  received its largest gift ever for a biomedical engineering campus for the new MedCity located just outside London’s financial centre. Its was given by alumnus and angel philanthropist Michael Uren who graduated from Imperial in 1943. The news was announced today. “It seems […]

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Heidi Roizen’s Entrepreneur-in-Residence Report, University of Edinburgh, Scotland

As one of the last “formal” activities of the Edinburgh-Stanford Link — make that the Edinburgh-Stanford Link I – besides the hosting of the Accel Stanford Roundtable on Entrepreneurship Education (REE) Europe in September of 2010, we were blessed to have Heidi Roizen as our Entrepreneur-in-Residence (EIR).  She was based in the Edinburgh Entrepreneurship Club […]

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Royal Roads University: Potential to Become an Entrepreneurial University in Tectoria

Victoria (aka “Tectoria”), Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada ROYAL ROADS UNIVERSITY in Colwood, BC, Canada Map of Royal Roads University Royal Roads University is a public university located in Colwood, British Columbia. It has a very interesting history as a former military training facility and a family estate. It is know in the region […]

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StartX and the Paradox of Success

Recommended paper from the Academic Entrepreneur Published in Social Science Information StartX and the ‘Paradox of Success’: Filling the gap in Stanford’s entrepreneurial culture Henry Etzkowitz Human Sciences and Technologies Advanced Research (H-STAR) Institute, Stanford University, USA Henry Etzkowitz, Stanford University, Triple Helix Research Group, Human Sciences and Technologies Advanced Research (H-STAR) Institute, Palo […]

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Record-breaking Gifts for Pittsburgh Universities

update:  Dr. Dietrich passed away on the 6th of October, 2011, just days after his gifts to the community as mentioned in this blog post.  Like Carnegie, Mr. Dietrich left only a modest amount of money to his children, and gave most if it away. He said  “that his time at Princeton University made him […]

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