Preface of the University in a Polarizing World

LW Challenges, Chapters and other contributions, Preface and Conclusion

Luc Weber, University of Geneva, & Howard Newby, University of Liverpool

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 — are the foundations for our current understanding of the world.


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