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The Research University

Various aspects of public research universities, including the student experience, the nature of general education, and a comparative international study.


Research Universities Going Global

Evolving Public Role of Universities in Chile and California

Humanities and Liberal Arts in Public Research Universities

The Convergence of Science and Economic Policies in the US and EU

The New Flagship University Project

Higher Education Governance and Finance


Pension Reform in Higher Education

Cost Drivers and Alternative Funding Strategies in Higher Education

Employee Benefit Costs at the University of California and California State University System

University Governance

The Student Experience

A focus on the undergraduate and graduate student experience at top-tier research intensive universities via student surveys, institutional data, analysis, the sharing of best practices, and policy relevant research.


Student Experience in the Research University (SERU) Consortium

The History of Higher Education

Studies and data projects that explore the history of higher education in California, in the US and internationally and the impact on socioeconomic mobility,  economic development, and notions of a civil society.


University of California ClioMetric History Project

The University of California and the Sierra Club

The California Higher Education Master Plan Websource

Selection of Past CSHE Research Projects

The Future of Scholarly Communication

Higher Education in the Digital Age

Access of Ethnic Minorities to Higher Education

Community College Transfers and Science Bachelor's Degree

Approaches to Engineering Education

Chronicle of the University of California (Suspended)

The University of California Digital Archives Project

General Education Commission

Mission and Financial Sustainability of Public Research Universities

The President and the UC System

Project on UC Merced

Clark Kerr Memoirs

University of California Web History Source Project
A History of Early Educational Connections among the University of California, Sierra Club, and the National Park Service
Organizing Knowledge: Perspectives on the University