The New Road to Success: Contributions of Universities towards more Resilient Societies

Boillat Jean-Philippe Glion Book

The Glion Colloquium, Volume Nr. 14, Geneva (2024)

This 14th volume of the Glion Colloquia provides an insight into resilience and how universities can enhance it for the benefit t of society. Universities seek solutions that contribute to a globally resilient society by promoting policy decisions based on research evidence.

This volume discusses how universities should engage with society and what collaborations might look like, using our many resources, including our convening power, to mitigate or overcome the crises of today and tomorrow. Suggestions range from strong community engagement to rethinking and restructuring universities to improve their own capacity to work across disciplines and adapt more quickly to urgent crises, moving from theory and research to action. Th e contributors propose models for how universities can work across disciplines and contribute to the resilience and well-being of the societies they serve. In doing so, universities begin to build the trust in their institutions and in science that is so essential to their shared future.

In this context, different forms of collaboration are discussed: Multidisciplinary, Interdisciplinary and Transdisciplinary Collaboration; Sustainable Local, National and International Collaboration; Multistakeholder Collaboration; Equality and Mutual Respect in the context of Sustainable Higher Education Collaboration.

Detailed Information

  • Published February 2024 by The Association Glion Colloquium, ISCA, Geneva, 268 pp, 15.95 CHF.
  • Glion Colloquium Volume #14 (paperback)
  • ISBN 9782889820252
  • Order at ISCA Shop

Participants at the 2023 Glion Colloquium:

Nana Aba APPIAH AMFO Vice Chancellor University of Ghana; Ana Mari CAUCE President University of Washington, Seattle; Alon CHEN President Weizmann Institute of Science Israel; Alessandro CURIONI Vice President Europe and Africa and Director IBM Research – Zurich; Linda DOYLE Provost & President Trinity College Dublin; Nathalie DRACH-TEMAM President Sorbonne University; Guillaume FIQUET Vice-President of Sorbonne University in charge of International Engagement and Economic Partnerships; Yves FLÜCKIGER Rector University of Geneva (UNIGE) and President Glion Colloquium; Meric GERTLER President University of Toronto; Kerstin KRIEGLSTEIN Rector University of Freiburg; Sari LINDBLOM Rector University of Helsinki; Gary S. MAY Chancellor University of California, Davis; Joël MESOT President Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich (ETHZ); Nagahiro MINATO President Kyoto University; Ivanka POPOVIĆ Former Rector University of Belgrade; Michael SCHAEPMAN Rector University of Zurich, Vice-President Glion Colloquium; Michael SPENCE President and Provost University College London; Subra SURESH President Global Learning Council, Former President Nanyang Technological University (NTU) and Carnegie Mellon University and Former Director, National Science Foundation; Martin VETTERLI President Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne (EPFL); Luc WEBER Founding President Glion Colloquium, Rector Emeritus University of Geneva. 

With the participation of the following guests:  Yves DACCORD Former Director General of the International Committee of the Red Cross; Hugo DUMINIL-COPIN Full Professor of Mathematics, University of Geneva, Fields Medal 2022; Maryna VIAZOVSKA Full Professor of Mathematics, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne (EPFL), Fields Medal 2022..