Don’t take colleges, universities in Mass. for granted
MORE THAN ALMOST any other state in the country, our economy, quality of life, and international reputation are inextricably connected to our colleges and universities.
Massachusetts is the world’s healthcare leader because of the university-affiliated medical centers that pioneered anesthesia, infant formula, cardiac surgery and organ transplants. From the beginnings of computer technology to the mapping of DNA, the researchers and students at our colleges and universities have driven innovation and invention to change the world. And over the last 20 years we have become home to the most concentrated center of biotech innovation in the world.
Originally published: April 15, 2023
Author: Marisa J. Kelly
Institution: Suffolk University
Published by: Common Wealth