Preparing the American University for 2030

LW Challenges, Chapters and other contributions, 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 …

Glion Colloquium X – Summary

GK Chapters and other contributions, Preface and Conclusion

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 Chapters and other contributions, Governance and leadership, 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 Chapters and other contributions, Missions & Responsibilities, Preface and Conclusion, 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,  

Preface to Preparing Universities for an Era of Change

LW Chapters and other contributions, Preface and Conclusion

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, Chapters and other contributions, Governance and leadership

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, Chapters and other 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 Chapters and other contributions, Preface and Conclusion

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

Global Sustainability. Timescales, Magnitudes, Paradigms and Black Swans

GK Challenges, Chapters and other 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.  

New University Paradigms for Technological Innovation

GK Challenges, Chapters and other 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  

Higher Education in the 21st Century

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

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 threatens global  sustainability;