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Competitive while Collaborative – Striking a Balance

The creation and expression of knowledge has become increasingly specialized. This can be seen in the continued emergence of new disciplines and sub-disciplines, as well as in the design and development of targeted products and niche vendors. Research is hyper-specialized and recursive, often without application or integration beyond its own field of origin. Indeed, the vertical spiral of specialized knowledge is the essential goal of an advanced degree. We strive to become specialized - our expertise is rewarded and celebrated.