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The University in the 21st Century: Innovative, international, pro-active

In Books, Glion, L'Université au XXIe siècle/The University in the 21st Century by Luc Weber

Universities are caught in a pincer movement brought about by a dual challenge. On the one hand, they must greatly innovate to remain at the forefront in the courses they provide, the research they undertake and the services they render. In addition, they must become more international, work with the best staff and students to improve continuously, and develop a top-level academic culture.

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University Priorities and Constraints (2016)

In Books, Glion by Weber

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 …

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Preparing Universities for an Era of Change (2014)

In Books, Glion by Weber

The Glion Colloquium has established itself as an influential resource in addressing the challenges, roles and responsibilities of the world’s research universities. 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 …

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Global sustainability and the Responsibilities of Universities (2012)

In Books, Glion by Weber

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. Of particular interest was the degree to which …

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GOVERNANCE IN HIGHER EDUCATION: THE UNIVERSITY IN A STATE OF FLUX (2001)

In Books, Glion by Weber

The structures, missions and challenges of Western European and American universities have much in common. But there also exist significant differences, particularly in the way that these institutions are governed. The 2000 Glion Colloquium addressed the defining issues of governance in research universities. Participants examined governance in a university as …

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CHALLENGES FACING HIGHER EDUCATION AT THE MILLENNIUM (1999)

In Books, Glion by Luc Weber

In Western Europe and North America, higher education, while highly valued and acclaimed by all, faces great challenges at the millennium. Therefore, the academic community and its leaders must take stock of its present status, explore the challenges of the future, and evaluate promising initiatives to meet these challenges. Recognition …