De Lange Conference VIII: The Future of the Research University in a Global Age: February 27-28, 2012 @Rice University

The De Lange Conference VIII promises to be a forward-looking forum for university leaders, visionaries, and researchers to contemplate the rapidly evolving ecosystem of research universities in response to powerful global forces and disruptive technologies. What forms will the global research universities of the future take? How will the new, global research enterprises at the heart of the university be organized and funded? Which strategies will enhance the competitiveness of research universities seeking to attract outstanding students, faculty, and resources in an increasingly global higher education marketplace? What will the impact of these changes be on our educational mission and values? At this conference, we will hear from leaders who contemplate both changes in the near-term and the longer-term processes that will likely result in profound transformations in the decades to come.

This conference should be very interesting, indeed.  I’m certainly going to try to make it for the Cathy Davidson and Robert Zemsky talks.  Anyone else planning on going?

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4 Comments on “De Lange Conference VIII: The Future of the Research University in a Global Age: February 27-28, 2012 @Rice University”

  1. Miranda Bennett says:

    I’m really looking forward to this conference and am very impressed with the line-up of speakers. I’ve read the latest books by Cathy Davidson and John Seely Brown and am in the middle of Zemsky’s “Making Reform Work” (I have the library copy, so I hope you’re not looking for it!) and James Duderstadt’s account of his time as president of the University of Michigan.

    • Dave Mazella says:

      Miranda, I agree completely. It looks like a great line-up, and I wish I could just take the time to see the whole thing. But yes, I think the Davidson talk will be a must-see.

  2. Miranda Bennett says:

    I’m not sure whether this applies to the whole conference, but it’s on the Rice webcast page: You might be able to watch even if you can’t get to campus (and the recordings will likely be archived).

  3. Dave Mazella says:

    Thanks, Miranda to alerting us to this. If you do make it, please consider giving us a report on any highlights you found interesting.

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