RESEARCH AND EDUCATION ARE INTERRELATED AND INTERDEPENDENT
Examine the mission statement of almost any institution of higher education, and youâ€™ll discover that teaching (education) and research are listed as important but not necessarily related functions of the organization.1 The relationship between teaching and research is often assumed and just as often ignored. Research should and does influence teaching (and vice versa), but the gulf between the two can at times seem large.2 So, there is a debate whether these two activities are related or not and what the two contribute towards the advancement of knowledge.
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