INITIATIVES

University and Research Leadership Forum

University and Research Leadership Forum

Universities and research organizations are key components of innovation ecosystems and play various roles in economic and social development. They supply talent and research that drives innovation, what in turn boost competitiveness and promotes higher standards of living.

 

The GFCC University and Research Leadership Forum serves as a living think tank for identifying and discussing trends and ideas to optimize the university and research enterprises.

 

Through this initiative, the GFCC develops analysis on the contributions made by global education and research institutions to innovation and competitiveness, facilitates new collaboration with industry and business leaders, and provides global visibility to relevant experiences and original thought in the field.

 

Over the years, the GFCC has published various reports reflecting the Forum's activities. These documents feature original research performed by Forum taskforces and rich accounts of the main insights, best practices and recommendations gathered during the meetings. They can be accessed here.

 

Future vision

Currently, the Forum has been working on an initiative to inform and advance the development of a future vision for a technology-enabled and impact-oriented university, what has been called the "University 4.0". That effort has resulted in a series of discussion papers, interviews, and online conversations.

> Find out more about our University Members here.

> Explore our Membership Benefits here.

> For pictures of past meetings, click here.

Forum meeting in Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan, in 2019
Forum meeting in Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan, in 2019

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Forum meeting in London, UK, in 2016
Forum meeting in London, UK, in 2016

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Forum meeting in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, in 2017
Forum meeting in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, in 2017

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