Glion Colloquium X – Summary

GK Contributions, Preface and Summary

In June 2015, the leaders of many of the world’s most distinguished research universities gathered in Glion-above-Montreux to participate in the GlionX Colloquium to consider the array of responsibilities, priorities and con2015, the leaders of many of the world’s most distinguished researchstraints that both guide and shape their institutions. The Colloquium was organized into five topical sessions:  

Adapting the university to the constraints. Responsibilities and opportunities of a new age

GK Contributions, Governance, Missions & Responsibilities

During the years following the Great Depression and World War II,the United States launched a massive effort to provide educationalopportunities to all Americans. Returning veterans funded through the GI Bill (Serviceman’s Readjustment Act of 1944) tripled college enrolments. The post-WWII research strategy developed by Vannevar Bush transformed our campuses into research universities responsible for most of the nation’s basic research …

Preface to university priorities and constraints

GK Contributions, Missions & Responsibilities, Preface and Summary, Uncategorized

Since its launch in 1998, the Glion Colloquium has established itselfas both a key international forum and a highly influential resource inaddressing the challenges and responsibilities of the world’s research universities. Held every two years, the forum brings together leaders of research universities, often joined by key figures from business and government,  

University Priorities and Constraints (2016)

LW Glion Book

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, …

Preface to Preparing Universities for an Era of Change

LW Contributions, Preface and Summary

The Glion Colloquium has established itself as an influential resource in addressing both the challenges and responsibilities of the world’s research universities. Every two years, the Glion Colloquium provides a forum for research university leaders to consider together the role that the world’s leading universities should play in addressing the great challenges and opportunities of our times and to explore …

The Impact of Technology on Discovery and Learning

LW Challenges, Contributions, Governance

Today, our world has entered a period of rapid and profound economic, social and political transformation driven by knowledge and innovation. Educated people, the knowledge they produce and the innovation and entrepreneurial skills they possess have become the keys to economic prosperity, public health, national security and social well-being. It has become apparent that economic strength, prosperity and social welfare …

Research Universities and the Future of America : A Study by the National Academies

LW Challenges, Contributions

Today, our world has entered a period of rapid and profound economic, social and political transformation driven by knowledge and innovation. Educated people, the knowledge they produce and the innovation and entrepreneurial skills they possess have become the keys to economic prosperity, public health, national security and social well-being. It has become apparent that economic strength, prosperity and social welfare …

Summary and conclusion to Preparing Universities for an Era of Change

LW Contributions, Preface and Summary

The Colloquium was organized into five topical sessions: • the changing purpose, role and relationship of research universities • the changing nature of discovery, learning and innovation • the cost, price, and value of higher education • the changing nature and character of research universities: developed countries • the changing nature and character of research universities: developing countries

Summary of the Colloquium

GK Challenges, Contributions, Preface and Summary

The VIII Glion Colloquium was held in June 2011 to consider the roles that could be played by the  world’s research universities in addressing the various challenges of global sustainability in the broadest sense, e.g., climate, environmental, economic, health, poverty and geopolitical. This included  considerations not only of how research universities were adapting to the imperatives  

Global Sustainability. Timescales, Magnitudes, Paradigms and Black Swans

GK Challenges, Contributions, Missions & Responsibilities, Research & Innovation

We live in a time of great change, an increasingly global society, driven by the exponential growth of new knowledge and knitted together by rapidly evolving information and communication technologies. It is a time of challenge and contradiction, as an ever-increasing human population and invasive activities of humankind are now altering the fragile balance of our planet.  

Summary of University Research for Innovation

GK Contributions, Preface and Summary

The first session began with the observation that it was precisely a century ago, in 1908, that Schumpeter  introduced the terms “innovation” and “entrepreneurism” into economics at both the  University of Vienna and Harvard, which, together with Lausanne (near Glion), comprised the centres of  economic theory at the time. Over the past several months,  

New University Paradigms for Technological Innovation

GK Challenges, Contributions, Research & Innovation

In today’s global, knowledge-driven economy, leadership in innovation is essential to a nation’s  prosperity and security. In particular, technological innovation — the transformation of new knowledge  into products, processes and services of value to society — is critical to economic competitiveness,  national security and an improved