Friday, August 26, 2016

Universities and The Public Good?


Dirks announces indefinite suspension of Berkeley Global Campus plans


http://www.dailycal.org/2016/08/25/dirks-announces-indefinite-suspension-berkeley-global-campus-plans/

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UC Berkeley Global Campus suspended due to lack of funds


http://www.mercurynews.com/bay-area-news/ci_30292624/richmond-berkeley-global-campus-suspended-due-lack-funds
"Dirks also promised that Berkeley would look at other options for a development, such as inviting an anchor tenant like Google to the site, "


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http://www.theworldsummitseries.com/events/world-academic-summit/event-summary-6fb341639efc460cb665c31386d01ae6.aspx
Takes place September 26-28 at UC Berkeley
Includes:
For the first time in the US, the THE World Academic Summit will bring together thought leaders from higher education and leading figures from government, policymaking and industry to address the challenges faced by world-class universities in the 21st century, on the campus of one of the world’s leading public universities, situated in the heart of San Francisco Bay Area.

Why attend?
  • Meet with your peers and develop your network at a three-day summit and prestigious gala dinner
  • Hear from high-profile speakers from top universities including the University of Cambridge, Peking University, LMU Munich, UC Berkeley, National University of Singapore, Massachusetts Institute of Technology and many more
  • Engage in debates and share ideas on nurturing research excellence, funding sustainability andteaching for the 21st century
  • Gain exclusive insights as our experts delve into the 2016-17 THE World University Rankings results
  • Plenary session with LinkedIn CEO Reid Hoffman
  
THE World Summit Series app
Once registered, you will be able to download the THE World Summit Series app and enhance your networking opportunities. Gain access to the full delegate list, arrange meetings and make contact with other delegates before and at the event.


Comical:



Fringe events  
Brand U: How colleges, universities and academe shape their images
A symposium with practical workshops for senior professionals in higher education. A separate registration is required for this event.

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