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Universities as the fifth power? Opportunities, Risks and Strategies

Cauce, Ana Mari and Flückiger, Yves and Van der Zwaan, Bert (Eds). (2022) Universities as the fifth power? Opportunities, Risks and Strategies. [Book]. Glion Colloquium: Vol.13. Universities as the fifth power? Opportunities, Risks and Strategies: Geneva, Switzerland. Green open access

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Abstract

This 13th volume recording the Glion Colloquiums provides a striking set of ideas concerning the communication and exchange of research universities with society. Its timely topic was chosen by the programme committee in 2019, before the outbreak of the pandemic. Eminent leaders of research universities around the globe present indispensable advice on how to improve the “relationship” of science with society, especially during a crisis First, about how universities communicate, presuming that communication to and with society is at the heart of the university and increases the value of research considerably. Second, how citizens participate in research – examining the active promotion of citizen science, ways to help this communication forward and new approaches for motivating faculty and staff into action. In the third part, leaders recommend how universities can contribute to efficient public policy-making. Contributions discuss the important question whether the university takes an active stand in the debate, or is only striving to activate knowledge in the context of politics. In the fourth part, participants discuss how universities become the fifth power. Knowledge diplomacy is becoming a powerful tool, but universities should be more aware of why and how they are used by authorities, and carefully think about how their academic freedom can be imperilled.

Type: Book
Title: Universities as the fifth power? Opportunities, Risks and Strategies
ISBN-13: 9782940723119
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
Publisher version: https://glion.org/universities-as-fifth-poweroppor...
Language: English
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UCL classification: UCL
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/10172593
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