Rethinking the Education Mission: teaching & Learning in the next decade

GK Chapters and other contributions, Financial Resources

The research universities represented by the Glion Colloquium have been responsible for many of the greatest discoveries and intellectual breakthroughs in history. I am proud to lead one of these universities. For the last 800 years in Cambridge, new discoveries have been forged to transform the way we live and understand our world. Yesterday’s discoveries here — gravity, evolution, DNA …

The Public-to-Private Shift in Universities: Consequences for Leadereship

LW Chapters and other contributions, Financial Resources, Governance and leadership

The research universities represented by the Glion Colloquium have been responsible for many of the greatest discoveries and intellectual breakthroughs in history. I am proud to lead one of these universities. For the last 800 years in Cambridge, new discoveries have been forged to transform the way we live and understand our world. Yesterday’s discoveries here — gravity, evolution, DNA …

Campus Planning and the Future of the University: A Perspective from Singapore

LW Chapters and other contributions, Financial Resources, Governance and leadership

The research universities represented by the Glion Colloquium have been responsible for many of the greatest discoveries and intellectual breakthroughs in history. I am proud to lead one of these universities. For the last 800 years in Cambridge, new discoveries have been forged to transform the way we live and understand our world. Yesterday’s discoveries here — gravity, evolution, DNA …

The Importance of Philanthropy

LW Chapters and other contributions, Financial Resources

The research universities represented by the Glion Colloquium have been responsible for many of the greatest discoveries and intellectual breakthroughs in history. I am proud to lead one of these universities. For the last 800 years in Cambridge, new discoveries have been forged to transform the way we live and understand our world. Yesterday’s discoveries here — gravity, evolution, DNA …

The Future of universities-academic freedom – autonomy and competition revisited

GK Challenges, Chapters and other contributions, Financial Resources

Over the last 50 years, universities and tertiary education have experienced a remarkable, unprecedented expansion. Europe, the continent with the oldest universities, provides a case in point: Before- World War II, only around 150,000 students were enrolled altogether in the U.K., France and Germany (Hobsbawm, 2013, p. 2). Nowadays, the area of London alone  

Converging paths- public and private research universities

GK Challenges, Chapters and other contributions, Financial Resources, Governance and leadership

The American research university has been celebrated as “the greatest system of knowledge production and higher learning that the world has ever known” (Cole, 2009). As measured by any number of factors — international rankings, Nobel Laureates, publications in peer review journals, or impact on industrial innovation —

The impact of China’s economic rise

GK Challenges, Chapters and other contributions, Financial Resources

China’s continuous economic rise in the last three decades has beenone of the most dramatic events in world history. In addition to liftinghundreds of millions people out of poverty, creating a huge middle class with increasing disposable income and modernizing China’s economic structure, this rise has also affected the rest of the world in many ways.

Fault Lines in the Compact : Higher Education and the Public Interest in the United States

LW Challenges, Chapters and other contributions, Financial Resources

The research university stands as one of the most admired and emulated of American institutions. Year after year, American universities dominate the international rankings of institutions of higher education. The demand for places in American programs continues to grow, and the quality of matriculating students continues to improve. The prospects for students graduating from American universities continue to strengthen, as …

Who is responsible for providing and paying for Higher Education

LW Chapters and other contributions, Financial Resources

Higher education (HE), more than most other goods or services, can be provided either by the public sector or the market. It can be also paid for either by the State (the taxpayers or lenders) or by private interests (individuals, business or other private sources, e.g. foundations). This flexibility is rather unique. Even if is true that no goods or …

The Asian Tiger University Effect

LW Challenges, Chapters and other contributions, Financial Resources, Governance and leadership

A common wisdom is that we are now entering the Asian Century, having travelled the American century in the 1900s and the British century in the 1800s. This reflects the array of impressive economic indicators emerging in the East. As the Australia in the Asian Century white paper (Australian Government, 2012) notes, in the past 20 years alone China and …

How and where are dominant funding models steering HE & Research?

LW Chapters and other contributions, Financial Resources

We are living in a time of great economic uncertainty where governments are providing our universities with less resource, yet at the same time expecting to exert greater influence, through increasing regulation and a more and more forensic focus on impact and value for money. At the same time, the world is facing a set of grand challenges that research-intensive …

Globalization, Universities and Sustainability Effects

GK Chapters and other contributions, Financial Resources, Research & Innovation

More than ever, research universities live in an environment heavily impacted by the forces of  globalization. Their strategic thinking continues to be influenced by robust competition in critical areas such as funding, enrolment, recruitment and reputation, as well as by developments beyond their  national higher education systems.  

Sustaining World Class Universities: Who Pays and How

GK Chapters and other contributions, Financial Resources, Governance and leadership

Higher education is now unarguably a global activity. In a digitally connected world, where capital and labour flow increasingly freely without hindrance from national boundaries, universities are no less subject to the forces of globalization than any other part of service sector economy. Universities from all over the world  

INTRODUCTION: Respice, Prospice Higher Education A Decennial Review

GK Challenges, Chapters and other contributions, Financial Resources, Governance and leadership, Missions & Responsibilities

If “[a] week”, as the late British Prime Minister Harold Wilson once pointedly remarked, “is a long time in politics”, so also, a decade is a long time in higher education. It represents the graduation of two or three generations of students. It reflects the subtle influence of changing scholarly and research priorities and, for all the treasured independence of …

Transforming an Economy through Research and Innovation

GK Chapters and other contributions, Financial Resources, Governance and leadership, Research & Innovation

In the race to diversify their economies beyond oil and gas predominance, several Middle East Countries are moving to develop “knowledge-based” economies. Higher education, particularly in technical areas, and innovation are seen as key to making that transition. New higher education institutions are being built  

Hi-Tech Industry and Universities: A Perspective on Dating for Joint Innovation

GK Chapters and other contributions, Financial Resources, Governance and leadership

As recorded since the very beginning of our written history, knowledge has been progressing by  accumulating the experience of past and present generations (Van Doren, 1991). The creation of new  knowledge has been performed by various actors: priests, hunters, philosophers, farmers, artists, craftsmen, soldiers, faculties,  

The Challenge to European Universities in the Emerging Global Marketplace

GK Challenges, Chapters and other contributions, Financial Resources, Missions & Responsibilities

Although the topic for this paper implies a focus on Europe, the issues I want to address are by no means  limited to that continent. Without wishing to minimize the significance of national differences  and continental contexts, it is possible to discern a set of generic issues facing higher education systems  around the world which bear a distinct similarity. My …

Developed Universities and the Developing World: Opportunities and Obligations

GK Challenges, Chapters and other contributions, Financial Resources, Governance and leadership, Missions & Responsibilities

Among the scores of books written during the past decade about globalization — so many, in fact, that  some by different authors bear the same title 1 — none has captured as many readers as Thomas L.  Freidman’s The World Is Flat: A Brief History of the Twenty-First Century (2005). It has sold several million copies  

Globalization, Public Policies and Higher Education

GK Chapters and other contributions, Financial Resources, Governance and leadership, Missions & Responsibilities

Globalization and the attendant emergence of the global knowledge economy are exerting tremendous  pressures on universities around the world and reshaping some of their basic assumptions and activities. Although the size and shape of higher education systems differ considerably among nations, university-based research innovation and advanced technical and professional programmes are viewed as a key competitive resource in the rapidly …