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,  

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 …

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

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  

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,  

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