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.
The contributors are: Patrick AEBISCH.ER, President, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), and Gérard ESCHER; Eva AKESSON, Vice-Chancellor University of Uppsala; Alain BERETZ, President, University of Strasbourg, Vice-President, LERU; Sir Leszek BORYSIEWTCZ, Vice-Chancellor, University of Cambridge; Carlos Henrique de BRITO CRUZ, Scientific Director FAPESP, Brazil; Ronald J. DANIELS, President, the Johns Hopkins University, with Phillip J. SPECTOR and Rebecca GOETZ; James DUDERSTADT, President Emeritus, University of Michigan; Linda P. B. KATEffi, Chancellor, UC Davis; Antonio LOPRIENO, Rector, University of Base! and President, Swiss Rectors’ Conference (CRUS); Heather MUNROE-BLUM, Principal, McGill University, and Carlos RUEDA; Sir Howard NEWBY, Vice-chancellor, University of Liverpool, Former Head, Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE); John NILAND, President Emeritus, University of New South Wales; Sijbolt NOORDA, President of the Dutch Rectors’ Conference (VSNU), President Emeritus, University of Amsterdam; Hunter RAWLINGS, President, AAU, former President ofCornell Univer sity; R. K. SHEVGAONKAR, Director, lndian Institute ofTechnology, Delhi; Nam Pyo SUH, President, Korean Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST); Chorh Chuan TAN, President, National University ofSingapore; Luc WEBER, Rector Emeritus, University of Geneva, Founding Board Member, EUA; Jie ZHANG, President, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, and Kai YU; Arnold van ZYL, Rector, University of Chemnitz, former pro-Rector for Research, University of Stellenbosch (South Africa).