Illinois universities lift activity · Articles · Global University Venturing

https://ift.tt/2HpqHvD

Students and faculty from Illinois universities founded 942 companies through the five fiscal years ending 2016-2017, more than double that recorded between 2009 and 2013, according to an Illinois Science & Technology Coalition report.

Of these, 73.9% remain in business, with another 11 businesses securing acquisitions and approximately 25% ceasing operations.

Illinois’s university-supported startups generated a record $877.5m in capital during the period reported.

The report attributed much of the success to non-tech transfer businesses – startups that have not licensed university-owned intellectual property, such as student-founded businesses from entrepreneurship centres. Nearly 800 of these startups launched between 2013 and 2017, an annual increase of 28% over the course of the period.

Illinois institutions also made headway on female representation, with 28% of Illinois university-supported startups featuring a woman on the founding team, compared with 17% nationwide. An estimated 40% of the startups have a foreign-born founder.

The state’s tech transfer licences generated $287m in revenue during 2016, an increase on the previous year, with 3.5% of the licences bringing in more than $1m, compared with 3.1% on average nationwide.

However, Illinois fared less well on tech transfer growth metrics.

The universities secured 241 patents during 2016, for example, enough to rank 10th in the US, but the metric’s compound average growth rate of 3% for 2012-2016 substantially trailed the national average of 8.3%.

backbutton.jpg

Advertisements
Illinois universities lift activity · Articles · Global University Venturing

Governors State University Trustees Vote to Freeze Tuition

http://ift.tt/2DmD1ag tuition rates for Illinois residents at the state school will remain at $313 per credit hour. School officials say affordability and access to financial aid are essential for students. They say nearly 60 percent of the freshman class received …

Governors State University Trustees Vote to Freeze Tuition

WIU enrollment drop impacts bus services

http://ift.tt/2Ho0ni1 officials in McDonough County said that if the drop in Western Illinois University enrollment continues, they may have to cut bus routes and the number of buses available. Isai Lopez lives a mile from the WIU campus and relies on McDonough County Public Transportation to get to and …

WIU enrollment drop impacts bus services

Illinois Bicentennial-themed program to boost math, science pursuits

http://ift.tt/2Fxzad4, Ill. — Illinois Bicentennial coordinators are announcing a three-year program to encourage students in low-income areas to pursue careers in technology, medicine, education and business.

Illinois Bicentennial-themed program to boost math, science pursuits

President Dunn and Board of Trustee Chair release statement supporting chancellor’s proposed reorganization

http://ift.tt/2EMEz2M

In response to university reorganization proposals, Southern Illinois University President Randy Dunn and Board of Trustees Chair Amy Sholar released a statement Wednesday regarding their position.

In the statement, Dunn and Sholar said that during the search for the chancellor, it was clear that SIU needed a leader who would change the university.

“We want the campus to understand we are supportive of Chancellor Montemagno in this important endeavor as we all desire to see the Carbondale campus find its footings once again in those areas where we were once strong,” the statement said. “Chancellor Montemagno has delivered an academic reorganization plan that would certainly change the way the campus operates as it introduces new ideas into what the future might be for SIUC.”

They acknowledged the debate the proposal has caused and said they “wholeheartedly” support every individual’s and group’s right to comment and provide analysis, data and research when offering their position on the changes the reorganization proposes.

“We are proud of the passion that has been ignited on all sides of the reorganization question because it shows a huge community cares about SIU and wants it to succeed,” the statement said.

Dunn and Sholar said in the end the plan is not a “be all end all” for the university. However, they also said, that any plan is meant to an end– in this case, to increase enrollment, the university’s fiscal health and the university’s service to the community.

The proposal is under its required review by faculty and a final decision has not been made yet.

The Daily Egyptian’s news desk can be reached at editor@dailyegyptian.com or 618-536-3397.

To stay up to date with all your southern Illinois news, follow the Daily Egyptian on Facebook and Twitter.

President Dunn and Board of Trustee Chair release statement supporting chancellor’s proposed reorganization

SIUE School of Nursing’s online master’s among top 100 nationally

http://ift.tt/2s9NTrx20518100015-BernaixLaura.jpg EDWARDSVILLE – U.S. News and World Report has ranked the Southern Illinois University Edwardsville School of Nursing (SIUE SON) among the top 100 in its 2018 Best Online Graduate Nursing Programs lis

Continue Reading

SIUE School of Nursing’s online master’s among top 100 nationally