Preparing Universities for an Era of Change (2014)

NW Glion Book

Luc E. Weber and James J. Duderstadt (eds)

Economica, Glion colloquium Series No 8, London, Paris and Geneva.

This book presents the papers from the IXth Glion Colloquium held in June 2013 in Glion-above-Montreux, Switzerland, where university leaders from around the world gathered to consider the ability of the world’s research universities to respond to an era of challenges and change.

Today, the World’s research universities are being challenged by the powerful forces characterizing the global economy. The changing purpose, role, and relationships of research universities became the focus of the opening session of the colloquium. The second session concerned the changing nature of discovery, learning, and innovation, driven by the changing needs of society, government policy, and technology. The third session focused on the complex issues of the cost, price, and value of higher education, or more specifically, who benefits and who pays for research universities. The fourth session concerned the particular nature of the changing nature of research universities in developed countries and the fifth session shifted to a discussion of the experiences of building world-class research universities in developing economies.

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Participants

Patrick AEBISCHER, President Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne ( EPFL) et Gérard ESCHER,
Eva AKESSON, Vice-Chancellor University of Uppsala,
Alain BERETZ, President University of Strasbourg, Vice-President LERU,
Sir Leszek BORYSIEWICZ, Vice-Chancellor University of Cambridge,
Ronald J. DANIELS, President, the Johns Hopkins University with Phillip M. SPECTOR and Rebecca GOETZ,
James J. DUDERSTADT, President Emeritus University of Michigan,
Linda KATEHI, Chancellor UC Davis,
Antonio LOPRIENO, Rector Universität Basel and President Swiss Rector’s Conference (CRUS),
Heather MUNROE-BLUM, Principal McGill University and Carlos RUEDA,
Howard NEWBY, Vice-chancellor University of Liverpool, Former Head Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE),
John NILAND, President Emeritus University of New South Wales,
Sijbold NOORDA, President of the Dutch Rectors’ Conference (VSNU), President emeritus University of Amsterdam,
Hunter RAWLINGS, President AAU, former president of Cornell University,
R. K. SHEVGAONKAR, Director, Indian Institute of Technology, Dehli,
Nam Pyo SUH, President Korean Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST),
Chorh Chuan TAN, President National University of Singapore,
Luc WEBER, Rector emeritus University of Geneva, Founding Board Member EUA,
Arnold VAN ZYL, Rector University of Chemnitz, former pro-Rector for Research University of Stellenbosch (South Africa)
Jie ZHANG, President Shanghai Jiao Tong University and Kai YU.