PUBLICATIONS

University and Research Leadership Forum

Convergence and Circulation
Release Date: November 27, 2017

The GFCC is proud to announce the launch of its new report, “Convergence & Circulation,” an in-depth account of the inaugural meeting of the University and Research Leadership Forum in London, November 2016. The report also unveils the creation of two new global task forces that will help universities identify and scale up solutions to foster innovation: ‘Leveraging Extreme Innovation’ and ‘Optimizing Innovation Alliances,’ which are now being launched. The GFCC University and Research Forum is comprised of forty universities from twenty countries working collaboratively to advance research centers and institutions of higher learning as engines of economic growth. The Forum, chaired by UC San Diego Chancellor Pradeep K. Khosla, will meet again in November 2017 in Malaysia to continue the conversation and review the results of the task forces.

 

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Connecting Farm, City and Technology

Release Date: November 27, 2017


Smart integration of technology can help create sustainable urban food ecosystems (UFEs) for the rapidly expanding urban population in the developing world. It can increase production of nutritious food in the cities and surrounding regions where the food is consumed. Technology, especially recent advances in digital-enabled devices based on internet connectivity, is essential for building UFEs at a time when food availability is not meeting demand. For the first time in human history, food production will be limited on a global scale by the availability of land, water and energy. By 2050, two thirds of the world will be urban, with a net world population growth of 2 billion people (increasing the global population to nearly 10 billion) — expected to occur in urban regions in the developing world.

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Speed and Leadership

Release Date: September 17, 2018

 

The GFCC is proud to release its 2017-2018 report for the University and Research Leadership Forum, providing the latest account of Forum updates. This includes details on the Forum’s second annual meeting in 2017 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, and the release of reports for its two global task forces. The GFCC University and Research Leadership Forum is comprised of 40 universities from around the world, working in collaboration to enhance their own institutions and competitiveness of higher education as a whole. The Forum, chaired by Chancellor Pradeep K. Khosla of UC San Diego, will reconvene in September 2018 in Argentina to continue their collaboration and share their latest findings in Forum initiatives.

 

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Optimizing Innovation Alliances

Release Date: September 17, 2018

 

Universities’ engagement with industry and alliances to foster innovation are crucial for economic development and prosperity. GFCC’s Optimizing Innovation Alliances, the report of one of the two Task Forces of the GFCC University and Research Leadership Forum, that were launched in 2016 in London, outlines these innovative practices and explores new, innovative and fruitful ways to improve such alliances across 18 participating universities.

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Leveraging Extreme Innovation

Release Date: September 17, 2018

 

Big, bold, transformational projects – across time, industries and nations – have a tremendous impact on the economy, new technologies and applications of innovative ideas. Universities play a significant role in providing the talent behind these projects, the infrastructures, and to catalyze the partnerships to make such projects a reality. The Leveraging Extreme Innovation Task Force, launched in 2016 by the GFCC University and Research Leadership Forum in London, explores 17 of such multi-billion dollar transformational projects across 60+ years. ​

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Future Innovation Trends Influencing the Higher Education Business Model

Release Date: February 17, 2018

While universities are essential growth engines in the knowledge economy, the Higher Education enterprise is going through major transformations. Changes in demographics, a move toward online education, the emergence of new types of certifications, novel innovation models and frameworks, new expectations on the roles that higher education institutions should play in society, technology growth and shifts in job markets are among the factors shaping this new reality. The Executive Summary highlights key questions emerging from such transformations and potential implications for the future of higher education.

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