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[Historically, higher education institutions have been engaged in teaching and research and organized and run by their communities of scholars. The first universities in Europe which were founded in the eleventh and twelfth centuries mainly followed an Aristotelian and Greek model of...
[Education has been accepted by the leaders of society as an overall public good and able to provide expertize to address difficult problems and produce solutions. Technical universities, or institutes of technology, had by definition a closer relationship to society since they were more...
[The creative industries require innovative and added-value content. They cover a variety of market sectors including advertising, architecture, art, crafts, design, fashion, film, music, performing arts, publishing, R&D, software, toys and games, TV and radio, and video games. They are...
[A vision for the future of computing and digital media relies on Moore’s Law for increased speed and functionality in the areas of processing, memory, and telecommunications. Most of the key advances which are driven by technology, and are commercializable, are able to take advantage of these...
The origin of shared virtual worlds is summarized. They were predicted by many novelists as well as envisaged in blockbuster movies at the start of the computer era. Constructing the first shared virtual worlds began in the last decade of the twentieth century when the Internet became...
[Synergies between art and science are explored in a specific context of using digital holograms to represent and contextualize certain great works of Chinese art: Yuan blue-and-white porcelain artifacts. The specific aim of the work was to explore digital holographic printing as an innovative...
[This Case Study describes a collaborative scientific research project carried out between Thorn EMI Central Research Laboratories, Hayes, Middlesex, and Leeds University Physics Department in the period 1980–1988. The work brought together two previously unconnected research themes, namely the...
[The current status of academy–industry collaboration is evaluated. Changes in the economic situation have caused knock-on effects in national and state funding of the academy. The benefits and lessons learned from the Case Studies are reviewed and summarized.]
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