The Structural Engineer > Archive > Volume 63 (1985) > Issues > Issue 8 > Research Funding in Universities
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Research Funding in Universities

Academics are frequently accused of wasting their time on ‘irrelevant’ research and directing their energies towards utopian and esoteric goals, which are far removed from ‘real-world’ problems. One would like to think that there is no need to remind hard-headed engineers of the immediate and tangible relevance to their needs of large areas of university research. R. Narayanan