Monday, 9 November 2015

On Giving in American Higher Education

Last week, I was reading an article in the Chronicle of Higher Education, that listed Private Donations to private and public institutions of higher learning.  What amazed me, that Harvard University received $1.1 billion last year.  That's about Rs. 7,000 crores.  

I was reflecting, that in our desire to become world class, we have to compete against institutions that have a great history, an enabling policy environment, and an incredible tradition of community and alumni support, that motivates and enables them to keep getting better, and widening the lead between them and the others.

We give to places of religious worship, and we should, but we should also give to places of learning, and places that make the world a better place.  That makes society so much richer!!

Here is the link to the article.


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