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 …
We are living in a period of deep and rapid changes which are offering great hopes for peace and prosperity, but which are also the source of important challenges and even threats. The direction of change will depend on the capacity of governments, governmental and international non-governmental organizations, business and churches, as well as
The 21st century is an age when we cannot compete nationalistically based on geography, natural resources or military might. Nations can only prosper and compete based on brainpower and innovation. Because brainpower and innovation know no political or geographic boundaries, the fact is we must all cooperate as well as compete.
Globalization is centre-stage in the contemporary world. It interests almost everyone. Education, alas, is back-stage somewhere in the midst of the props. It interests some of us. Globalization and education, together, is a relatively unexplored subject, particularly among economists. The object of this essay is to reflect upon the intersection of,
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 …
Many things have been forever changed by the forces of globalization that have swept the world in the last couple of decades. Higher Education is one of them. It has also been changed by the imperatives of a knowledge society, a society where knowledge increases at an exponential rate
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.
The main mission of the University was and still is Education. Naturally, Universities are also involved in many other activities like Research, Innovation, Incubation of small companies, services, etc. Education is, however, the main goal. To achieve this goal, Universities daily produce and disseminate content using different instruments.
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 …
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;