Universities, hard and soft Sciences: all key Pillars of global Sustainability

LW Chapters and other contributions, Missions & Responsibilities

Luc Weber, University of Geneva
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Imagine you are an economic historian writing at the end of the 21st century about the second half of the 20th and first decade of the 21st. You will probably write that this period was characterized by an unprecedented increase in prosperity in the Western World, the rapid emergence of new, giant economic powers, an increasing interdependence due to globalization and, globally, relative peace. In brief, the well-being of the world’s population increased rapidly thanks to prosperity and to global peace. However, we cannot also exclude today the possibility that the period will — on the contrary — be described in very gloomy terms; this would certainly be the case if, for example…
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