Ramon Wyss, KTH Royal Institute of Technology
The role of universities in a global context is changing rapidly. The world experiences an unprecedented demand for university education. At the national level, countries strive to establish, develop or maintain world leading institutions.
One resulting trend are new forms of collaborations and partnerships, ranging from the establishment of ’branch campuses’ and joint labs.
CLUSTER universities are deeply engaged in this development. The seminar will give a better understanding of the driving forces behind this development and present different university strategies for internationalization in response to the global development.
Introduction (15’) ‘Technion and Cornell setting up a new campus in New York’
Prof. Moshe Sidi, Senior Executive Vice President (Technion, Israel)
Key-Note Presentations (60’) ’EPFL Middle East : Graduate research and innovation in the UAE – impact and challenges’
Prof Franco Vigliotti, EPFL – Presidents Office, Dean of EPFL Middle East Ras Al Khamaih (UAE)
’The Aalto Design Factory in an International Setting’
Prof Kalevi Ekman, (Aalto University, Finland)
’C Campus –a virtual platform for international cooperation in education and research’
Prof Johan Thorbjörnson, Program Director
’Global footprints of PoliTo- Shanghai – Tashkent – Guangzhou’
Prof Enrico Macii, Vice President PoliTo,
Panel Discussion (60’)
• Will universities globalize in a similar way as companies have become global players?
• Is this a new trend – will we see global super universities?
• What are the new ways to operate university programs abroad?
• What are the business models?
• What is the impact?
• What is the added value to the ’national’ programs?
• Can universities move their ’headquarter’ to other countries?
CLUSTER (Consortium Linking Universities of Science and Technology for Education and Research) is a consortium of 12 elite European Universities in Science and Engineering (and architecture) with associate members from around the world.