Challenges Facing Higher Education at the Millennium / Edition 1

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In May 1998, the participants in the Glion Colloquium gathered in Switzerland to identify the major problems currently facing higher education in the United States and Western Europe, and to propose effective means for meeting those challenges. Challenges Facing Higher Education at the Millennium is a collection of papers written by the participants of this colloquium.

In May 1998, twenty representatives from the higher education communities of the United States and Western Europe met in Glion, Switzerland to discuss the challenges facing higher education today and to propose effective means for meeting those challenges.

Challenges Facing Higher Education at the Millennium presents the collection of papers written by members of the colloquium.

Key issues discussed include: the role of the university in society; the university and new technologies; new sources of revenue; possible alliances between education, private industry and government; co-operation between disciplines; lifelong learning.

The volume concludes with The Glion Declaration, issued by the colloquium and outlining the main conclusions from the meeting

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Editorial Reviews

Journal of Academic Librarians
The well-argued volume offers much to the discerning reader. Recommended for anyone with an eye to the future and higher education.
Papers from a May 1998 colloquium, attended by 20 representatives from the higher education communities of the US and Western Europe, discuss challenges facing higher education today and propose means for meeting these challenges. Themes are missions and values, the effect of the changing environment, meeting the challenge, and the university of the future. Key issues discussed include the role of the university in society, the university and new technologies, new sources of revenue, cooperation between disciplines, and possible alliances between education, private industry, and government. Includes a declaration issued by the colloquium outlining main conclusions from the meeting. The editor is professor of economics at UCLA. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781573562935
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
  • Publication date: 8/5/1999
  • Series: American Council on Education Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 200
  • Product dimensions: 6.32 (w) x 9.34 (h) x 0.73 (d)

Meet the Author

WERNER Z. HIRSCH is professor of economics at the University of California at Los Angeles where he also served as director of the Institute of Government and Public Affairs from 1963 to 1973. LUC E. WEBER is a full professor of public economics at the University of Geneva and an international expert on higher education for the World Bank, the Council of Europe, the European Association of Universities, the Confederation of EU Rectors' Conferences and the International Association of Universities.

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Table of Contents

4 Survey of the Main Challenges Facing Higher Education at the Millennium 5 Meeting the Challenges of the New Millennium: The University's Role 6 The Task of Institutions of Higher Education in the New Europe 7 The Effect of the Changing Environment on Higher Education 8 The Twenty-first Century University: A Tale of Two Futures 9 The University and the Information Age 10 The Economics of Higher Education in the United States: What Can Other Developed Countries Learn from It? 11 Meeting the Challenge 12 Financing Universities Through Nontraditional Revenue Sources: Opportunities and Threats 13 Networks and Strategic Alliances within and between Universities and with the Private Sector 14 The Research University's Potential as an Area's Growth and Prosperity Stimulant 15 Research and Education: New Roles, New Instruments 16 Higher Learning as a Joint Venture between State and Industry: The Example of the International University in Germany 17 Governance 18 Information Age Challenges to Research Libraries: Crisis in the University of California Library System 19 Lifelong Learning in the University: A New Imperative? 20 The University of the Future 21 Higher Education in the Twenty-first Century: A European View 22 Future Challenges Facing American Higher Education 23 The New University

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