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Intellectual Entrepreneurship program good for research universities

Holden Thorp, chancellor of The University of North Carolina, lauds the research potential of the university’s Intellectual Entrepreneurship initiative.

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University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Chancellor Holden Thorp, speaks highly of Intellectual Entrepreneurship (IE) as a way for research universities to reach their full potential. IE is an initiative in the Division of Diversity and Community Engagement at The University of Texas at Austin.

According to Thorp, complex problems call for an interdisciplinary approach, bringing diverse ideas and perspectives to the table — just as IE does at the university.

Watch a YouTube video of Thorp discussing why he supports IE.

Watch a video in Know about the IE program and how it encourages undergraduates to explore the opportunities of graduate school.

President of Excelencia in Education Sarita E. Brown, Syracuse University Chancellor Nancy Cantor, Ohio State University President E. Gordon Gee, University of Oregon President Richard Lariviere and University of California President Mark Yudof have all recently endorsed the university’s IE initiative.

Watch Cantor’s endorsement on the Syracuse University Web site, Gee’s endorsement in Know and Lariviere‘s, Yudof‘s and Brown‘s endorsements on YouTube.