Luc E. Weber and James J. Duderstadt (eds)
Economica, Glion Colloquium Series Nr. 7, London, Paris, Genève, 2012
Over the past decade, the Glion Colloquium bas established itself as an influential resource in addressing the challenges, roles and responsibilities of the world’s research universities. This book presents the papers and discussion summaries from the VIII Glion Colloquium held in June 2011 in Glion-above-Montreux, Switzerland, where university leaders from around the world gathered to consider the role of research universities in addressing the challenges of global sustainability in the broadest sense, including climate, environmental, economic, health, poverty and geopolitical concerns. The Colloquium discussed not only how research universities are adapting to the imperatives of global sustainability (e.g., social diversity, resource management, academic programs, research and scholarship), but also how universities can develop new curricula, student experiences, research paradigms, social engagement and international alliances to better address the challenges of global sustainability, while producing globally identified citizens. The Colloquium also considered the implications of today’s profound economic, demographic, technological and political changes for the sustainability of the research university itself. The contributors are: M. S. ANANTH, President, IIT Madras, India; Alain BERETZ, President, University of Strasbourg; Thomas BIERSTEKER, Professor, Graduate Institute of International Studies and Development, Geneva; Jared COHON, President, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburg; Jim DUDERSTADT, President Emeritus, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor; Ralph EICHLER, President, ETH Zurich and Patrick AEBISCHER, President, EPFL, Lausanne; Yuko HARAYAMA, Deputy director, Directorate for Science, technology and industry, OECD, and René CARRAZ, Research Fellow, University of Strasbourg; Bernd BUBER, President, Ludwig-Maxirnilians-Universitiit, Munich, and President, League of European Research Universities; Roberta JOHNSON, Executive Director, National Earth Science Teachers Association; Linda KATEHI, Chancellor, UC-Davis; Tirn KILLEEN, Associate Director for Geosciences, National Science Foundation; Anne-Marie LEROY, Senior Vice-President and General Counsel, the World Bank Group; Pascal MORAND, Dean, ESCP Europe; Heather MUNROE-BLUM, Principal, and Carlos RUEDA, Ph.D. candidate, McGill University, Montreal; Maria-Héléna NAZARÉ, President-elect European University Association; Howard NEWBY, Vice-Chancellor, and Alastair FLETT, Senior Executive Coordinator, University of Liverpool; John NILAND, President Emeritus, University of New South Wales, Australia; Rafael RANGEL, Chancellor, Tecnologico de Monterrey System, Mexico; Chuck VEST, President National Academy of Engineering, Washington; Luc WEBER, Rector emeritus, University of Geneva; Georg WINCKLER, Rector, past president European University Association, and Martin FIEDER, research assistant, in the Rectorale, University of Vienna.