Copenhagen—If you really want to be comprehensive when it comes to searching for a college, you’d better get cracking.
There are approximately 7,500 universities in the world, said the organizers of Copenmind
, a conference here that is trying to link up universities with corporate labs. (Yet, somehow, there are probably only 372 different animal mascots.)
There are also 10,000 research institutes, such as Germany’s Max Planck Institute, which has more branches than Quiznos.
That large number in part was the inspiration for the conference. Universities employ large numbers of researchers. Yet, most of the time, the results of this research become landlocked. A person...