Global Success: Real World Research ‘Meets’ Global Practitioners

GK Chapters and other contributions, Governance and leadership, Human Resources, Research & Innovation

In this chapter we will first discuss the intensified global competition that seems to be evident between  academic institutions. We will then point out two dimensions that might enhance stronger academic  value creation in this emerging context. The first is more emphasis on realistic research — “real world”  relevance in research. The second is bringing a balanced cross-section of leading …

Globalization, Public Policies and Higher Education

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

Globalization and the attendant emergence of the global knowledge economy are exerting tremendous  pressures on universities around the world and reshaping some of their basic assumptions and activities. Although the size and shape of higher education systems differ considerably among nations, university-based research innovation and advanced technical and professional programmes are viewed as a key competitive resource in the rapidly …

The Engagement of Australian Universities with Globalization

GK Challenges, Chapters and other contributions, Governance and leadership, Teaching & Learning

Despite the common image of isolated ivory towers, universities in point of fact have long embraced the world beyond their national horizon. Initially, scholars travelled from country to country in search of a student audience. Now, students in their hundreds of thousands are internationally mobile in search of a  university degree  

Building Singapore’s University Education System in a Globalized World

GK Chapters and other contributions, Governance and leadership, Human Resources, 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 …

The Organizational Challenge for European Universities facing Globalization

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

The academic world is more global than ever: competition for talents, international mobility both of  students and faculty, diversification of funding are some of the main features of this changing  environment faced by universities. International rankings are blooming and contribute — despite their  obvious limitations — to globalization as well as competition.  

Building Singapore’s University Education System in a Globalized World

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

Singapore is a small young nation with a relatively short history, becoming independent only in 1965.  Over the last 42 years, Singapore has moved from third world to first world and built a modern economy  with a per-capita income second in Asia only to that of Japan. This paper will chart the role that  education particularly university education has played …

Higher Education in the 21st Century

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

We live in a time of great change, an increasingly global society, driven by the exponential growth of new  knowledge and knitted together by rapidly evolving information and communication technologies.  It is a time of challenge and contradiction, as an ever-increasing human population threatens global  sustainability;