How can Research Universities Contribute to Fostering Sustainable Societies in Developing Countries

GK Challenges, Chapters and other contributions, Missions & Responsibilities

Although law is hardly a science, rather an intellectual discipline, it is at the heart of many of the issues discussed in this Colloquium: it shapes the functioning of democracy; it regulates markets; contributes to protecting the environment, to fighting corruption and crime; it avoids or solves conflicts, translates the ethical values of society into concrete rules, and sanctions violations. …

The Challenge of Establishing World-Class Research Universities in Developing Countries

GK Challenges, Chapters and other contributions, Governance and leadership, Research & Innovation

Preoccupations about university rankings reflect the general recognition that economic growth and global competitiveness are increasingly driven by knowledge and that universities play a key role in that  context. Indeed, rapid advances in science and technology across a wide range of areas — from  information and communication technologies