University Priorities and Constraints (2016)

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wo dozen leaders of the world’s most distinguished universities gathered in Glion-above-Montreux, Switzerland, to compare how their institutions best determined their priorities and plans in the face of the many challenges and constraints they face. The increasing globalization of higher education was apparent in many common issues such as financial constraints, completion for outstanding faculty and students, rapidly evolving technologies, …

University Research for Innovation (2010)

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In June 2009, university and industry leaders from around the world gathered in Glion-above-Montreux, Switzerland, for the VII Glion Colloquium to consider the role of research universities in an innovation-driven global society. Whether in the old world of Europe and North America or in rapidly developing nations, the message is clear: innovation has become the key to prosperity and social well-being. …

The 2nd Glion Declaration

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Universities and the Innovative Spirit GLION DECLARATION II (June 2009) The first decade of the new millennium: a retrospective As we approach the end of the first decade of the new millennium, it is useful to review the road that our global community has travelled. The dawn of the new millennium was a time not only of celebration, but also …

The Globalization of Higher Education (2008)

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The Sixth Glion Colloquium brought together university leaders from around the world in Glion above Montreux, Switzerland, to consider the challenges, opportunities and responsibilities presented to higher education by the emerging global, knowledge-driven economy. The Glion VI Colloquium departed from its customary transatlantic dialogue by broadening participation to embrace global representation, including university leaders from around the world representing 18 …

University and Business: Partnering for the Knowledge Society (2006)

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The Glion Colloquia were begun in 1998 to bring together university leaders from Europe and North America to compare perspectives concerning the challenges and opportunities facing higher education. These meetings have usually been held in Glion, near Montreux, Switzerland, although the second meeting in 2000 was held in La Jolla, California. Each meeting has had a particular theme, such as …

Reinventing the Research University (2004)

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PART I: SETTING THE SCENE Chapter 1. Reinventing the University Frank RHODES Chapter 2. Why do we need to reinvent the Research intensive University? An American perspective Bob ZEMSKY and Jim DUDERSTADT Chapter 3. Why do we need to reinvent the Research intensive University? A European perspective Luc WEBER Chapter 4. The Dream of Reason brings forth Monsters: Science and …

As the walls of academia are tumbling down (2002)

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At its first meeting in 1998, members of the Glion Colloquium identified some major challenges facing universities in the age of the informatlon technology and communication revolution. One of these challenges is to set up new intc-llectual alliances within the university and new partnerships outside it. The ithird Colloquium, wh~chto ok place from May 30 to June 3, 2001 in …

Governance in higher Education: The university in a state of flux (2001)

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The structures, missions and challenges of Western European and American universities have much in common. But there also exist significant differences, particularly in the way that these institutions are governed. The 2000 Glion Colloquium addressed the defining issues of governance in research universities. Participants examined governance in a university as the formal and informal exercise of authority under laws, policies …

Challenges facing Higher Education at the millennium (1999)

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In Western Europe and North America, higher education, while highly valued and acclaimed by all, faces great challenges at the millennium. Therefore, the academic community and its leaders must take stock of its present status, explore the challenges of the future, and evaluate promising initiatives to meet these challenges. Recognition of these needs was the motivating force for the colloquium …

The Glion Declaration – The University at the Millennium (1999)

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We thank the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, the Swiss Science Agency, the Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich, the University of Geneva, the Swiss Rectors Conference and Swissair for their generous financial support. We are also indebted to the Association of European Universities in Geneva which kindly put Mrs. Mary O’Mahony, Deputy General Secretary, at our disposal for the full length of the Colloquium.Werner Z. …

The University in the 21st Century: Innovative, International, Pro-active (2016)

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he University in the 21st century: innovative, international, pro-active arrives at a key moment for universities in the West, especially Europe and Japan. Globalization and developments in science and technology, coupled with a highly competitive environment, are generating a swift and profound transformation which no one and no institution, universities included, can escape. Universities are caught in a pincer movement …