The Academic Executive Brief (ISSN 2212-0424), published twice a year by Elsevier, contains analysis, insight and information to assist higher education executives focused on the research enterprise in decision-making and charting a path for success.
By Adam Tickell, University of Birmingham
Under the leadership of a new vice chancellor, the University of Birmingham went through an ambitious transformation to become a leading global university.
Challenge accepted – Japan’s AIMR champions mathematical integration to afford infinite possibilities
By Motoko Kotani, Tohoku University
Materials science seems to be at a turning point. The Advanced Institute for Materials Research (AIMR) at Tohoku University is playing a leading role by developing interdisciplinary research in a supportive environment.
Tackling grand challenges: Boosting interdisciplinarity to embrace complexity, unknowns and imperfection
By Gabriele Bammer, The Australian National University
For a team-based interdisciplinary effort to successfully address complex, real-world grand challenges, we need to boost our problem-solving skill sets.
Interview with Mary Ellen Perry, NIH, and George Weinstock, WUSTL
Supported by the NIH Common Fund, the Human Microbiome Project is an example of the genome era creating a large-scale, complex project that spans multiple disciplines.