The Three (Four) Pillars of Sustainable Development or “The Great Race”

LW Chapters and other contributions, Governance and leadership

I recall a slapstick film from back in the mid-1960s with the title The Great Race. In it, the quintessential hero (the Great Leslie, dressed in white, of course) is challenged by a despicable and traditionally melodramatic villain known as Professor Fate, who proposes an epic over-ground automobile race from New York to Paris, travelling the long way across Siberia. …

The Meaning of Being Private in the Time of Great Change

LW Chapters and other contributions, Governance and leadership

Learning is, by nature, a personal activity. From an economic perspective, increasing our income by acquiring knowledge and skills through study is an “investment”, and, furthermore, obtaining knowledge and learn-ing new skills are forms of “consumption” that satisfy our curiosity. A neces-sary condition for this is to be able to study freely without being restricted by others. Therefore, state regulations …

Towards Sustainable Development — The Role of Universities in Lifelong Education

LW Chapters and other contributions, Governance and leadership

In this era of globalization and rapid change, the notion that a university is a place solely to get a degree will, in time, be superseded by a realization that even after graduating from university, none of us can afford to stop learning. The learning profile and needs of society have fundamentally changed, and this will impact the education model …

The Global University in the Asian Century

LW Chapters and other contributions, Governance and leadership

In American higher education today, as indeed in American political dis-course, there is a palpable and widespread reaction to globalization. A recent front-page story in the Chronicle of Higher Education proclaims the end of the global era for education (Chronicle, 2019). Noting a recent drop in the open-ing of international branch campuses, especially since the presidential elec-tion of 2016, it …

Leadership and Governance – How to “Manage” Change in Universities?

LW Challenges, Chapters and other contributions, Governance and leadership

The research universities represented by the Glion Colloquium have been responsible for many of the greatest discoveries and intellectual breakthroughs in history. I am proud to lead one of these universities. For the last 800 years in Cambridge, new discoveries have been forged to transform the way we live and understand our world. Yesterday’s discoveries here — gravity, evolution, DNA …

University Governance: More Complex than it Appears

LW Chapters and other contributions, Governance and leadership

The research universities represented by the Glion Colloquium have been responsible for many of the greatest discoveries and intellectual breakthroughs in history. I am proud to lead one of these universities. For the last 800 years in Cambridge, new discoveries have been forged to transform the way we live and understand our world. Yesterday’s discoveries here — gravity, evolution, DNA …

The Geneva-Tsinghua Initiative as a Test bench of the Future of Universities

LW Chapters and other contributions, Governance and leadership, Teaching & Learning, Uncategorized

The research universities represented by the Glion Colloquium have been responsible for many of the greatest discoveries and intellectual breakthroughs in history. I am proud to lead one of these universities. For the last 800 years in Cambridge, new discoveries have been forged to transform the way we live and understand our world. Yesterday’s discoveries here — gravity, evolution, DNA …

The Public-to-Private Shift in Universities: Consequences for Leadereship

LW Chapters and other contributions, Financial Resources, Governance and leadership

The research universities represented by the Glion Colloquium have been responsible for many of the greatest discoveries and intellectual breakthroughs in history. I am proud to lead one of these universities. For the last 800 years in Cambridge, new discoveries have been forged to transform the way we live and understand our world. Yesterday’s discoveries here — gravity, evolution, DNA …

The Future of the University – Preparing for Change: Building a Nimble and Responsive University

LW Chapters and other contributions, Governance and leadership, Missions & Responsibilities

The research universities represented by the Glion Colloquium have been responsible for many of the greatest discoveries and intellectual breakthroughs in history. I am proud to lead one of these universities. For the last 800 years in Cambridge, new discoveries have been forged to transform the way we live and understand our world. Yesterday’s discoveries here — gravity, evolution, DNA …

Beyond Brexit: the Road ahead for UK Universities

LW Challenges, Chapters and other contributions, Governance and leadership

The research universities represented by the Glion Colloquium have been responsible for many of the greatest discoveries and intellectual breakthroughs in history. I am proud to lead one of these universities. For the last 800 years in Cambridge, new discoveries have been forged to transform the way we live and understand our world. Yesterday’s discoveries here — gravity, evolution, DNA …

Preparing the American University for 2030

LW Challenges, Chapters and other contributions, Governance and leadership

The research universities represented by the Glion Colloquium have been responsible for many of the greatest discoveries and intellectual breakthroughs in history. I am proud to lead one of these universities. For the last 800 years in Cambridge, new discoveries have been forged to transform the way we live and understand our world. Yesterday’s discoveries here — gravity, evolution, DNA …

The Story of the Cambridge Taxi Driver and the Future of the University

LW Challenges, Chapters and other contributions, Governance and leadership, Missions & Responsibilities

The research universities represented by the Glion Colloquium have been responsible for many of the greatest discoveries and intellectual breakthroughs in history. I am proud to lead one of these universities. For the last 800 years in Cambridge, new discoveries have been forged to transform the way we live and understand our world. Yesterday’s discoveries here — gravity, evolution, DNA …

Campus Planning and the Future of the University: A Perspective from Singapore

LW Chapters and other contributions, Financial Resources, Governance and leadership

The research universities represented by the Glion Colloquium have been responsible for many of the greatest discoveries and intellectual breakthroughs in history. I am proud to lead one of these universities. For the last 800 years in Cambridge, new discoveries have been forged to transform the way we live and understand our world. Yesterday’s discoveries here — gravity, evolution, DNA …

National Strategy for Higher Education and Research: Challenges and Pitfalls from a French Perspective

LW Challenges, Chapters and other contributions, Governance and leadership

The research universities represented by the Glion Colloquium have been responsible for many of the greatest discoveries and intellectual breakthroughs in history. I am proud to lead one of these universities. For the last 800 years in Cambridge, new discoveries have been forged to transform the way we live and understand our world. Yesterday’s discoveries here — gravity, evolution, DNA …

The Geneva-Tsinghua Initiative as a Test bench of the Future of Universities

LW Chapters and other contributions, Governance and leadership, Teaching & Learning

The research universities represented by the Glion Colloquium have been responsible for many of the greatest discoveries and intellectual breakthroughs in history. I am proud to lead one of these universities. For the last 800 years in Cambridge, new discoveries have been forged to transform the way we live and understand our world. Yesterday’s discoveries here — gravity, evolution, DNA …

Adapting the university to the constraints. Responsibilities and opportunities of a new age

GK Chapters and other contributions, Governance and leadership, Missions & Responsibilities

During the years following the Great Depression and World War II,the United States launched a massive effort to provide educationalopportunities to all Americans. Returning veterans funded through the GI Bill (Serviceman’s Readjustment Act of 1944) tripled college enrolments. The post-WWII research strategy developed by Vannevar Bush transformed our campuses into research universities responsible for most of the nation’s basic research …