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:  

The university in the 21st century

GK Challenges, Contributions, Governance, Missions & Responsibilities

The University is one of the greatest inventions of the second millennium (Rhodes, 1998). Europe can be particularly proud of this, given that the University is first and foremost a European institution which — while keeping its essential characteristics — has since spread worldwide (Rüegg, 1992). Universities have shown themselves to be particularly resilient organizations: created up to 900 years …

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,  

From moocs to moors – a movement towards humboldt 2-0

GK Contributions, Missions & Responsibilities, Research & Innovation, Teaching & Learning

Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) have attracted a lot of attention in the academic world in general and presidents’ officesmore particularly. But some worry that this model of teaching is a step back to a vertical and unidirectional model of knowledge transmission and that it breaks down the Humboldtian contract of mutual enrichment between teaching and research.

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 …

Universities, hard and soft Sciences: all key Pillars of global Sustainability

LW Contributions, Missions & Responsibilities

Imagine you are an economic historian writing at the end of the 21st century about the second half of the 20th and first decade of the 21st. You will probably write that this period was characterized by an unprecedented increase in prosperity in the Western World, the rapid emergence of new, giant economic powers, an increasing interdependence due to globalization …

Who is responsible for providing and paying for Higher Education

LW 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 …

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

The Responsibilities of Universities to Promote a Sustainable Society

GK Challenges, Contributions, Missions & Responsibilities

We are living in a period of deep and rapid changes which are offering great hopes for peace and  prosperity, but which are also the source of important challenges and even threats. The direction of change will depend on the capacity of governments, governmental and international non-governmental organizations, business and churches, as well as  

Universities as Content Providers

GK Contributions, Missions & Responsibilities, Research & Innovation, Teaching & Learning

The main mission of the University was and still is Education. Naturally, Universities are also involved in many other activities like Research, Innovation, Incubation of small companies, services, etc. Education is, however, the main goal. To achieve this goal, Universities daily produce and disseminate content  using different instruments.