Technology and Humanity for Industry 4.0 and Learning 4.0

LW Chapters and other contributions, Research & Innovation

Scientific discoveries and engineering innovation are accelerating the unprecedented convergence of the physical, digital and biological worlds to produce technological advances that are poised to disrupt and transform the daily lives of ordinary citizens at an ever-increasing pace [1, 2]. This ongoing transformation has been broadly and commonly referred to as the Fourth Industrial Revolution or Industry 4.0 [3].The disruptions …

Out of the Academic Echo Chamber: universities embracing innovation from unexpected places

LW Chapters and other contributions, Research & Innovation

The sometimes-surprising trends of the last three years, from the rise of populism to the distrust of expertise, have led many to accuse the global elite, and academics in particular, of being out of touch with society and stuck in narrow “echo chambers”. How can we ever hope to understand why millions feel alienated or “left behind” by elites and …

Pioneering Intellectuals and Innovation of Higher Education

LW Chapters and other contributions, Research & Innovation

CHALLENGES FOR HIGHER EDUCATION IN THE 21ST CENTURY. The 21st century is transforming the social modes of human civiliza-tion at an unprecedented scale and speed. Digitization is changing the world. The massive transformation of working behaviour, production systems, home automation, energy utilization, social and political systems, to name a few, are under way. This mirrors phenomena derived from the advent …

Science systems under pressure: The entrepreneurial must of traditional universities in the 21st century

LW Chapters and other contributions, Research & Innovation

THE EVOLUTION OF UNIVERSITIES. After the fall of the Roman Empire in the 5th century of the Common Era, the public education system almost completely disappeared, with just a few church schools remaining. It was not until centuries later, when towns and international trade began to flourish again, that the value of education was recognized, and illiteracy addressed across a …

University-based Innovation and Social Equity “Putting the moccasins back on the feet of our youth”

LW Chapters and other contributions, Research & Innovation, 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 …

Universities as Curators of Knowledge

LW Chapters and other contributions, Research & Innovation, 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 …

Open Science: A Global Enterprise

LW Chapters and other contributions, Research & Innovation

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 …

Discipline-based Research and inter-/transdisciplinary as Mission

LW Chapters and other contributions, Research & Innovation

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 …

Global Research Collaboration: a Vital Resource in a Turbulent World

LW Chapters and other contributions, Research & Innovation

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 …

Creating shared value through open innovation

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

“For a company to be successful over the long term and create value for shareholders, it must also create value for society. At Nestlé, this begins with the creation of superior long-term value for shareholders by offering products and services that help people improve their nutrition, health and wellness.” Peter Brabeck-Letmathe, Chairman of the Board, Nestlé  

Cities, research universities and the economic geography of innovation

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

Within the past decade, an increasingly pervasive view argues that“the world is flat”, and that location matters less and less whenit comes to economic activity (Friedman, 2005). Information and communication technologies are said to be the key to understanding this trend, since they dramatically reduce the cost and increase the ease with which one moves information between geographically distant sites.

Impact of technology on learning and scholarship

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

Recently I took on the challenge of teaching a course to Undergraduatestudents at Singapore Management University. It had been more than20 years since I had taught any Undergraduates, having spent most of my career at Graduate Business Schools. I did it partially because many of my younger colleagues had told me that teaching had changed tremendously.

Global research questions and institutional research strategies

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

Two years ago, one of the authors (PJP) was at a conference in Seoul on“The Role and Responsibilities of Research Universities”, moderatinga session on “Higher Education and Strategic Knowledge Creation”. It was an intensive session, with ten papers, in which university presidents and senior academic officers from around the world  

University research comes in many shapes

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

In “The Usefulness of Useless Knowledge”, written in 1937, (Flexner, 1955) Abraham Flexner described a conversation with George Eastman:tured to ask him whom he regarded as the most useful worker in science in the“I venworld. He replied instantaneously, ‘Marconi’. I surprised him by saying: ‘Whatever pleasure we derive from the radio or however wireless and the radio may have added …

From moocs to moors – a movement towards humboldt 2-0

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

Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) have attracted a lot of attention in the academic world in general and presidents’ officesmore particularly. But some worry that this model of teaching is a step back to a vertical and unidirectional model of knowledge transmission and that it breaks down the Humboldtian contract of mutual enrichment between teaching and research.

The role of the university in Economic Development

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

Any top-rated research university has two core missions, namely, education and scholarly research. The primary focus of the institutionmust be on maintaining quality in these two areas, since the external reputation of the university depends upon its ability to serve students well and on the research reputation of its faculty.  

Technology Transfer at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich (ETHZ)

GK Chapters and other contributions, Research & Innovation, 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 …

Challenges and Opportunities for Public Research Universities in Brazil

LW Chapters and other contributions, Research & Innovation

Federal and State-level support for higher education and research played a fundamental role for Brazil to develop a graduate schools system that awarded 13,912 doctoral level titles in 2012. The number of scientific articles authored by scientists working in Brazilian higher education institutions and published in international journals grew from 2,000 in 1980 to 38,000 in 2012. …In the Brazilian …

Research Funding : Trends and Challenges

LW Chapters and other contributions, Research & Innovation

Research — the generation or collection of knowledge — is of the greatest importance. It can affect individual lives, society at large and even the fate of our planet. Uncountable sums of money are spent, and usually well spent, on moving forward our understanding of academic disciplines. Researchers access these funds in a variety of ways and account for their …