The University at the Crossroads to a Sustainable Future

LW Glion Book

This twelfth volume of Glion Colloquiums provides a striking kaleidoscopic perspective of the fast-changing environment of University activities and its consequences for their role and responsibilities. The diversity of the remarkable contributions provided here by some of the most eminent leaders of Research University …

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-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 …

Global Environmental Sustainability: An ‘All-Hands on Deck’ Research Imperative

GK Challenges, Chapters and other contributions, Research & Innovation

The two-way interaction of societal activity with environmental processes now defines clear and present  challenges to our well-being. Human activity is changing the climate system and the ecosystem services that support human life and livelihoods. The changes are occurring at an unprecedented and often  bewildering pace.