University Priorities and Constraints (2016)

LW Glion Book

Luc E. Weber and James J. Duderstadt (eds)
Economica, Glion Colloquium Series Nr. 9, London, Paris, Genève (2016)

Two dozen leaders of the world’s most distinguished universities gathered in Glion-above-Montreux, Switzerland, to compare how their institutions best determined their priorities and plans in the face of the many challenges and constraints they face. The increasing globalization of higher education was apparent in many common issues such as financial constraints, completion for outstanding faculty and students, rapidly evolving technologies, and the economic and workforce needs of their regions. Yet the unique characteristics of these universities and their environments they served led to quite different strategies for balancing responsibilities, challenges, and constraints.
This volume contains both the papers presented by the participants in the Xth Glion Colloquium as well as summaries of their discussions. It provides a fascinating perspective of the strategic planning of leading universities from around the world.

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  • Published December 2015 by Economica, London, Paris & Geneva, 368 pp, €37.00
  • Glion Colloquium Series #9 (paperback)
  • ISBN 978-2-7178-6857-9
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Patrick AEBISCHER, President EPFL with Gérard ESCHER,
Alain BERETZ, President University of Strasbourg and LERU,
Rebecca BLANK, Chancellor University of Wisconsin,
Leszek BORYSIEWICZ, Vice-Chancellor University of Cambridge,
Stefan CATSICAS, CTO of Nestlé with Anne ROULIN and Valerio NANNINI,
Tony CHAN, President HKUST,
Ronald DANIELS, President Johns Hopkins University with Philipp SPECTOR,
Carlos de BRITO-CRUZ, Scientific Director Sao Paulo Research Foundation,
Arnoud de MEYER, President Singapore Management University,
Nicholas DIRKS, Chancellor UC Berkeley with Nils GILMAN,
James DUDERSTADT, President Emeritus University of Michigan,
Yves FLÜCKIGER, Rector University of Geneva with Pablo ACHARD,
Meric GERTLER, President University of Toronto,
Lino GUZZELLA, President ETHZ with Gerd FOLKERS,
Bernd HUBER, President LMU Munich,
Linda KATEHI, Chancellor UC Davis,
Howard NEWBY, former Vice-Chancellor University of Liverpool,
Patrick PRENDERGAST, Provost Trinity College Dublin,
Ihron RENSBURG, Vice-Chancellor University of Johannesburg,
Peter SCOTT, Former Vice-Chancellor Kingstone University,
Atsuhi SEIKE, President Keio University,
Chorh Chuan TAN, President National University of Singapore and
Luc WEBER, Rector Emeritus University of Geneva.