Universities as fifth Power?Opportunities, Risks and Strategies

GK Glion Book

This 13th volume recording the Glion Colloquiums provides a striking set of ideas concerning the communication and exchange of research universities with society. Its timely topic was chosen by the programme committee in 2019, before the outbreak of the pandemic.

The Future of the University in a Polarizing World

LW Glion Book

This volume provides a fascinating perspective on the challenges facing Research Universities worldwide in an increasingly uncertain future. Breakthroughs in science and technology not only impact on the university’s fundamental missions –  learning, scholarship and research – they can inadvertently, with globalization, deepen the divide between those who take advantage …

University Governance: More Complex than it Appears

LW Chapters and other contributions, Governance and leadership

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 …

The impact of China’s economic rise

GK Challenges, Chapters and other contributions, Financial Resources

China’s continuous economic rise in the last three decades has beenone of the most dramatic events in world history. In addition to liftinghundreds of millions people out of poverty, creating a huge middle class with increasing disposable income and modernizing China’s economic structure, this rise has also affected the rest …