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 Responsibilities of Universities to Promote a Sustainable Society

GK Challenges, Chapters and other contributions, Missions & Responsibilities

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  

Globalization: What does it Mean for Higher Education?

GK Challenges, Chapters and other contributions, Missions & Responsibilities

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,  

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.  

Universities as Content Providers

GK Chapters and other contributions, Missions & Responsibilities, Research & Innovation, Teaching & Learning

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.  

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;