It's no surprise that great cities have strong universities that work closely with business, government, social agencies, and nonprofit organizations in the type of collaboration Mayor Brennan envisions.
These universities align their academic programs with the business community and the city's social and economic development objectives. The research programs at these universities and the expertise of the faculty generate new businesses and support current businesses that help shape the city.
This type of symbiotic relationship draws students to New York to study finance and communications and to Boston and the San Francisco area for technology. Students go to Los Angeles for film and entertainment programs and to Washington to study government and international relations. In these cities, businesses enjoy a ready supply of highly talented graduates, encouraging expansion in the region, and students profit from real-world learning opportunities, such as internships or field experiences, and better job possibilities upon graduation. It's a win-win arrangement.
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