Luc E. Weber and James J. Duderstadt (eds)
Economica, Glion colloquium Series No 8, London, Paris and Geneva, 2014
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 ability of the world’s research universities to respond to an era of challenges and change.
Today, the World’s research universities are being challenged by the powerful forces characterizing the global economy. The changing purpose, role, and relationships of research universities became the focus of the opening session of the colloquium. The second session concerned the changing nature of discovery, learning, and innovation, driven by the changing needs of society, government policy, and technology. The third session focused on the complex issues of the cost, price, and value of higher education, or more specifically, who benefits and who pays for research universities. The fourth session concerned the particular nature of the changing nature of research universities in developed countries and the fifth session shifted to a discussion of the experiences of building world-class research universities in developing economies.