REINVENTING THE EUROPEAN HIGHER EDUCATION AND RESEARCH SECTOR: THE CHALLENGE FOR RESEARCH UNIVERSITIES (2004)

In Papers by Luc Weber

With Pavel Zgaga, published in Weber L. E. & Duderstadt J. J. (eds) Reinventing the Research University, Economica, Glion Colloquium Series Nr. 3, London, Paris, Genève, 2004

The European higher education and research sector, as well as the European research universities, are facing issues and challenges that are sometimes different in magnitudc and more often quite different in nature from those in North America. In any case, the continuous transformation of the European higher education and research sector has been subject to a strong acceleration over the last five years, which will provoke deep changes in the coming decade. By far the main consequence of these significant changes is the fact that the environment in which European universities function will become more transparent and competitive. All universities will therefore have to take initiatives and implement clear strategies to better position themselves. This
will clearly require major transformations….