Glion Colloquium

The Glion Colloquium is a think-tank on higher education. It holds a forum every second year in Glion, Switzerland to consider the role of the world's leading higher education institutions in addressing emerging challenges and opportunities.[1] For instance, one of its visions was the increase in the universities' role in the sustainability process.


The Glion Colloquim was co-founded by Luc E. Weber and Werner Z. Hirsch.[2][3] The first conference was held in Glion in May 1998.[4] The Glion Declaration was written by Frank H. T. Rhodes in 1999.[4] It questions the position of the university in a market-driven society.[4] It also looks at the effects of globalization on research universities.[5] Its second declaration in 2009 stated that "universities exist to liberate the unlimited creativity of the human species and to celebrate the unbounded resilience of the human spirit."[6]


  • The Glion Declaration, Frank H. T. Rhodes (author) (1999)
  • Governance in Higher Education: The University in a State of Flux, Luc E. Weber (author), Werner Z. Hirsch (editor), Werner Hirsch (author) (2001)
  • As the Walls of Academia Are Tumbling Down, Luc E. Weber (ed.), Werner Zvi Hirsch (ed.) (2003)
  • Reinventing the Research University, Luc E. Weber (ed.), James Johnson Duderstadt (ed.), 2004
  • Universities and Business: Partnering for the Knowledge Society, Luc E. Weber (ed.), James Johnson Duderstadt (ed.), 2006
  • The Globalization of Higher Education (Glion Colloquium), Luc E. Weber (ed.), James Johnson Duderstadt (ed.), 2008
  • University Research for Innovation, Luc E. Weber (ed.), James Johnson Duderstadt (ed.), (2010)


  1. ^ Jeronen, Eila (2018). Teaching Methods in Science Subjects Promoting Sustainability. Basel: MDPI. p. 16. ISBN 9783038426509.
  2. ^ "Weber family". Archived from the original on 2016-03-03. Retrieved 2010-02-03.
  3. ^ OECD
  4. ^ a b c "Planning for Higher Education". Archived from the original on 2011-07-21. Retrieved 2010-02-03.
  5. ^ "Singapore Government Medis Release" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2012-02-24. Retrieved 2010-02-03.
  6. ^ Duderstadt, James (June 2011). "Global Sustainability: Timescales, Magnitudes, Paradigms, and Black Swans". Retrieved 2019-04-16.

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