Univer Cities Strategic Implications for Asia

Author: Anthony SC Teo
Publisher: World Scientific
ISBN: 9814508675
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Univer-cities: Strategic Implications for Asia aims to redefine the multi-faceted symbiotic relationship between universities and host cities. The four readings in this reader will invite readers to challenge the traditional view of what a university is as a place, and re-define the university as a space; drawing discoverers, creators, and seekers who are keen to preserve and enhance the value of higher education in Asia. This reader will also show how universities can make a huge and innovative impact on the immediate, surrounding, and global communities that are drawn into its ambit of its campus and sought out by the university in inter-univer-city and trans-displinary linkages. Written by worldly academic leaders and professionals from Berkeley, Cambridge, Canberra and Singapore — who are prominent in fields of higher education strategy, campus cum urban planning, design, and architecture — the readings will shed some light on the future and power of univer-cities. It also shares seven strategic implications the concept has on Asian universities — this is especially timely and apt for a part of the world where education, togetherness, hard work, high-savings rates, and economic growth are emerging tectonic changes that the trinity of China, India and the Southeast Asian region engenders. It is no wonder that several top Asian cities have universities that have been ranked among the Top 50 universities in the world. Contents:Setting the Conversation on Univer-Cities: Strategic Implications for Asia (Anthony SC Teo)Cambridge Futures: Enabling Consensus on Growth and Change (Peter Carolin)Berkeley: Campus and Community (Richard Bender, Emily Marthinsen, and John Parman)Conversations in Futures of Univer-Cities in the Asia Pacific: Singapore — Place and Education in the 21st Century (Harold Guida and Andrew Donnelly)Yunnan Gardens Master Plan (with Postscripts) (Anthony SC Teo)AppendixIndex Readership: Campus planners, architects, landscape and lighting consultants, city planners, mayors, futurists, educators. Keywords:Univer-Cities Futures;Redefining Strategy;University Mission And Place;Campus-City Planning;Design Metaphors;Strategic Stewardship;Ranking World Class Universities;Economically Powerful CitiesKey Features:This is an artistically-designed compact reader which explains the idea of univer-cities. Prominent authors from Cambridge, Berkeley, Canberra, and Singapore have contributed four evocative readings that have been written in a conversationally thought-provoking mannerThe challenges that universities face in this day and age are re-defined and they are not presented as pre-defined notionsThe book is a prelude to an envisaged Conference about Univer-cities that is slated to be held at Nanyang Technological University (NTU) on 18th November 2013. The reader will show how Singapore has the potential of becoming a compelling Univer-city and it emphasizes on NTU's current univer-city status as a ‘garden-Univer-city’ (of a quadro-plaited university in a garden within a greater garden city-state of Singapore)Reviews: "Univer-Cities will accelerate. University of British Columbia is an incorporated municipality porously contiguous with the garden City of Vancouver; and pioneered social embeddedness through private-public co-development which raised some $500 million for our endowment." Arthur Hara OC Past Chairman, Board of Governors University of British Columbia "Living in the town of Pasadena a stone's throw away from Caltech, I enjoy the synergies of a simple life in science amidst the city's community, while cultural diversity is provided by the nearly Los Angeles. Looking across the Pacific to Asia, its rapidly growing high-rise universities are an integral component of megacities. I envisage a wide field for the development of mutually inspired novel formats of academic institutions that nevertheless allow the young generation a life in the city. In recent times there has been instead, a regrettable moving of university campuses to areas far removed from city centers, a separation that vertical and high-rising universities can now make unnecessary." Professor Dr Rudolph A Marcus Arthur Amos Noyes Professor of Chemistry, California Institute of Technology and 1992 Nobel Laureate for Chemistry "Anyone who is involved in either industry or education will know that today, the relationship between the university and its host city is increasingly symbiotic and dynamic. Today, the university and the city collaborate and share to enable both to become greater than the sum of their parts. In Asia, I have no doubt that we have only seen the tip of the iceberg, and that the most exciting developments in ‘univer-cities’ are still ahead of us. This book helps to illuminate the key issues and is therefore an apt beginning to that journey." Dr Victor K Fung Founding Chairman, Fung Global Institute; Chairman, Fung Group, and Chairman of the Council of The University of Hong Kong, 2001–2009 "The strategic underpinnings of 'univer-cities' resonate well with UKM as the value of its intellectual assets is harnessed by many elements in society to fuel socio-economic growth through technological innovations and entrepreneurship." Tan Sri Dato' Wira Professor Dr Sharifah Hapsah Syed Hasan Shahabudin Vice Chancellor, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia and President, National Council of Women's Organisation "I wholeheartedly agree with the concept of ‘univer-cities’. I believe in the future that the presence of worldclass universities will be the primary engines of superior economic growth, rather than the presence of low cost labour which typified high growth cities in the late 20th century." Nunzio Quacquarelli Managing Director QS Education Trust "Universities are no longer ivory towers of the past or sanctuaries of the church. Their interactions with the cities are evident in the nurturing of manpower for economic activities and providing innovations for better living." Professor Cham Tao Soon Chancellor of SIM University and Founder President of NTU (1991–2002) and 2006 recipient of The Royal Academy of Engineering International Medal (UK) "This edited volume highlights the role of universities in building knowledge-based cities and societies. In the next two decades, these universities will be characterised by the symbiotic relationship between the universities and their urban settings as they focus on issues critical to the environments in which they prosper." Dr Barry Desker Dean, S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies, Nanyang Technological University and Singapore Non-Resident Ambassador to Spain and The Vactican "An excellent piece of work with significance to our times and global higher education today. The intricate symbiosis and stories between universities in cities hosting them are cleverly captured by the contributors. It is encouraging, to say the least, that after reading the three stories told, one feels encouraged and enthused, knowing that the journey of institutional development has many common characters, features, challenges, opportunities and light-bulb moments. All great universities need their cities and vice versa." Winnie Eley Pro Vice-Chancellor (International and Advancement) University of Newcastle, Australia

Univer Cities Strategic View of the Future

Author: Anthony SC Teo
Publisher: World Scientific
ISBN: 9814644463
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This follows on from the very well-received Volume I UNIVER-CITIES: Strategic Implications for Asia — Readings from Cambridge and Berkeley to Singapore edited by Anthony SC Teo and published in 2013. The early discussions on the topic "univer-cities" sparked considerable interest, leading to the Inaugural Univer-Cities Conference 2013. Volume II is the result of papers presented at the Inaugural Univer-Cities Conference 2013. Founded by Anthony SC Teo, the Conference was held under the auspices of Nanyang Technological University and the Lee Foundation in Singapore. The Inaugural Address was delivered by His Royal Highness Raja Dr Nazrin Shah and followed by presentations by eminent scholars and leaders of thought from universities all over the world. Building on the foundation for further research, discussion and input from scholars worldwide and the international community, the next univer-cities conference is planned for 2016. *His Royal Highness Raja Dr Nazrin Shah ascended the Throne as the 35th Sultan of Perak Darul Ridzuan on 29 May 2014. Contents:Foreword (Leszek Borysiewicz)Welcome Address (Bertil Andersson)Univer-Cities: Strategic View of the Future — From Berkeley and Cambridge to Singapore and Rising Asia, Volume II (Anthony SC Teo)Universities and Cities: The Future of Univer-Cities in Asia (*His Royal Highness Raja Dr Nazrin Shah)Berkeley: Campus and Community (Richard Bender, Emily Marthinsen and John Parman)Cambridge: Beyond the Univer-City (Peter Carolin)Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM): East-West Views of Univer-Cities — UKM with Bangi, Kuala Lumpur and Tiger Malaysia (Sharifah Hapsah Syed Hasan Shahabudin)University of Newcastle: Recasting the City of Newcastle as a Univer-City — The Journey from 'Olde' Newcastle-upon-Tyne to the New Silk Road (Nancy Cushing, Katrina Quinn and Caroline McMillen)From Burnaby's Mountain Top to Vancouver and Surrey: The Making of an Engaged University (Andrew Petter, Richard Littlemore and Joanne Curry)Modelling Good Urban (Design) Behaviour: University-led Neighbourhood Development, University of Manitoba (Richard Milgrom, David T Barnard and Michelle Richard)Carleton University: The Architecture of Knowledge and the Knowledge of Architecture (Roseann O'Reilly Runte)KAIST: World-Class Innovations in Top-Notch Research University — Case of the On-Line Electric Vehicle (OLEV) (Nam P Suh)Cambridge: From Medieval Market Town to Univer-City (Gordon Johnson)Tunisian Scientists' Experiences in Singapore: On the New Silk Road? (Lilia Labidi and Anthony SC Teo)Univer-City of Melbourne: Case of Medical Regionality (Shane Huntington and Stephen K Smith) Readership: Campus planners, architects, landscape and lighting consultants, city planners, mayors, futurists, educators. Key Features:This is an artistically-designed compact reader which explains the idea of univer-cities. Prominent authors from Cambridge, Berkeley, Melbourne, and Singapore have contributed four evocative readings that have been written in a conversationally thought-provoking mannerThe challenges that universities face in this day and age are re-defined and they are not presented as pre-defined notionsKeywords:Univer-Cities Continuum Strategy Management;Strategic View of the Future;21st Century Silk Road Redefined;Keystone Innovation Ecosystems;Redefining Core Competency and Innovating Academic Leadership;Inspired Trans-disciplinary Research and Knowledge Economy;Urban Efficacy and Engines of Growth;Quality Academic Campus and City Life;Next Silicon Valley or Fen;Univer-Cities Too Big to Fail and Addressing Societal Challenges

Univer cities Strategic Dilemmas Of Medical Origins And Selected Modalities Water Quantum Leap New Models

Author: Teo Anthony Soon Chye
Publisher: World Scientific
ISBN: 9813238747
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Building on the second volume of Univer-Cities: Strategic View of the Future — From Berkeley and Cambridge to Singapore and Rising Asia edited by Anthony SC Teo and published in 2015, this third edition presents 12 chapters weaving the dilemmas of strategy and leadership in one of humanity's beloved institutions, the university (with a long view strategy) and the city (a relatively shorter one). Based on the 2016 Univer-Cities conference hosted by the University of Newcastle, contributors of this volume reflect on the deliberations made by the conference participants, including academic leaders from University of Cambridge and University of California, Berkeley, urban architects, policy planners, and public office holders. The book hopes to engage the universities' top leadership in addressing accusations of elitism by re-societalisation of the varsities with their eco-system. Often criticised for being unresponsive to the pressing and accumulating problems faced by cities and societies, more can be done for universities to exert their socio-economic benefits and contribute to the progress of humankind. It is a call for academic elites to integrate basic research with the universities' strengths in medical disciplines for community advancement, urban planning, innovation systems and regional economic growth. Contents: Foreword (Koh Boon Hwee) Acknowledgements About the Contributors Welcome Address (Caroline McMillen) Keynote Address (Leszek Borysiewicz) Univer-Cities: Strategic Dilemmas of Strategy & Leadership — Medical Origins & Select Modalities (Anthony SC Teo) The Trans-Disciplinary Impact on Academic Evolution: From Medicine to Global Univer-Cities: Dilemma & Strategy: Shaping the University of Newcastle, Australia (R John Aitken and H Le Gresley) Medicine in Cambridge (Gordon Johnson) Meeting Societal Challenges Through Medical Education and Research: LKCMedicine, NTU-ICL Singapore (Bertil Andersson) Univer-City of Zurich: An Evolutionary-Medical Perspective (Frank Rühli and Maciej Henneberg) Univer-Cities 2013 Updates: Berkeley, Ottawa, Hong Kong: University of California, Berkeley in the Bay Region: The Present and Future of a Public Research University (Emily B Marthinsen and John J Parman) An Architecture of Light: Ottawa, the City of Light (Roseann O'Reilly Runte) Re-Inventing the University of Hong Kong in Both Mortar and Spirit: Building the Centennial Campus (John Malpas) Ecosystems of Globalizing Univer-Cities: Strategic and Evolving Implications: Safe Water for the Developing World: Rhetoric and Reality (Asit K Biswas and Cecilia Tortajada) On Strategy for Developing an Innovative University: S-Factor, S-Gap and Vector Delta (δ) (Nam P Suh) Multi-Campus Internationalisation of Higher Education Institutions (Gabriel Hawawini) A Singapore University Catering to the Needs of a Population Amidst a Volatile and Changing Economy (Cheong Hee Kiat) Appendices: Advisory Council of the Univer-Cities Conference 2016 Programme of the Univer-Cities Conference 2016 About the Unique Univer-Cities Conference 2016 Index Readership: Campus planners, architects, landscape and lighting consultants, city planners, mayors, futurists, educators. Keywords: Univer-Cities;Uno, Duo & Tri-Univercities;Medical Origins;Nuclearisation;Strategic Dilemmas of Univer-City Strategy & Human Leadership;Radical Newcastle/Novocastrians;S

Rethinking the Law School

Author: Carel Stolker
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1316123812
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Law, by its very nature, tends to think locally, not globally. This book has a broader scope in terms of the range of nations and offers a succinct journey through law schools on different continents and subject matters. It covers education, research, impact and societal outreach, and governance. It illustrates that law schools throughout the world have much in common in terms of values, duties, challenges, ambitions and hopes. It provides insights into these aspirations, whilst presenting a thought-provoking discussion for a more global agenda on the future of law schools. Written from the perspective of a former dean, the book offers a unique understanding of the challenges facing legal education and research.

Univer Cities

Author: Anthony S. C. Teo
Publisher: World Scientific Publishing Company Incorporated
ISBN: 9789814630269
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Ch. 1. Univer-cities: strategic view of the future - from Berkeley & Cambridge to Singapore & rising Asia, volume II / Anthony S.C. Teo -- ch. 2. Universities and cities: the future of univer-cities in Asia / His Royal Highness Raja Dr Nazrin Shah -- ch. 3. Berkeley: campus and community / Richard Bender, Emily Marthinsen and John Parman -- ch. 4. Cambridge: beyond the univer-city / Peter Carolin -- ch. 5. Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM): east-west views of univer-cities - UKM with Bangi, Kuala Lumpur and Tiger Malaysia / Sharifah Hapsah Syed Hasan Shahabudin -- ch. 6. University of Newcastle: recasting the city of Newcastle as a univer-city - the journey from 'Olde' Newcastle-upon-Tyne to the new Silk Road / Nancy Cushing, Katrina Quinn and Caroline McMillen -- ch. 7. From Burnaby's mountain top to Vancouver and Surrey: the making of an engaged university / Andrew Petter, Richard Littlemore and Joanne Curry -- ch. 8. Modelling good urban (design) behaviour: university-led neighbourhood development, University of Manitoba / Richard Milgrom, David T. Barnard and Michelle Richard -- ch. 9. Carleton University: the architecture of knowledge and the knowledge of architecture / Roseann O'Reilly Runte -- ch. 10. KAIST: world-class innovations in top-notch research university - case of the on-line electric vehicle (OLEV) / Nam P. Suh -- ch. 11. Cambridge: from medieval market town to univer-city / Gordon Johnson -- ch. 12. Tunisian scientists' experiences in Singapore: on the new Silk Road? / Lilia Labidi and Anthony S.C. Teo -- ch. 13. Univer-city of Melbourne: case of medical regionality / Shane Huntington and Stephen K. Smith

Redefining Public Space in Hanoi

Author: Sandra Kurfürst
Publisher: LIT Verlag Münster
ISBN: 3643902719
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Hanoi, the capital of Vietnam, is known for its bustling street life. Public spaces, such as streets and sidewalks, are appropriated by citizens mostly for small-scale economic activities. Green parks are privatized in order to cater to the growing demand for leisure space. At the same time, official spaces like Ba Dinh Square or Ly Thai To Square are occupied by Hanoi's residents for sports and gatherings. This dissertation takes a close look at the practices and the meaning of public spaces and the development of public spheres in Hanoi. Dissertation. (Series: Southeast Asian Modernities - Vol. 13)

The University of Iowa Guide to Campus Architecture Second Edition

Author: John Beldon Scott
Publisher: University of Iowa Press
ISBN: 1609384601
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In this guide to the University of Iowa’s architecture, revised and updated to reflect the numerous changes following the 2008 flood, John Beldon Scott and Rodney P. Lehnertz discuss and illustrate an ensemble of buildings whose stylistic diversity reflects the breadth of Iowa’s contributions to research, education, and creative activities. Current students and their parents, alumni, and professional and amateur architecture enthusiasts will appreciate this informative tour of the university’s distinctive campus.

Political Development of Singapore

Author: Eswaran Ramasamy
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This thesis critically examines the constitutional, structural and radical approaches to the study of Singapore, and emphasizes the need to adopt a more inclusive approach which takes into account the history, political economy, ethnic composition and immigrant ethic, political institutions, and highly flexible domestic and international policies which Singapore adopted for her economic and social development. One of the most neglected aspects in scholarly writings on Singapore is how her immigrant population, and its cultural values, were blended in the drive towards the modernization of Singapore's economy and society. In the sense the impetus from 'below' became most critical to her development. Such a contribution is examined in detail in this thesis. (Abstract shortened by UMI.)

Deciphering Southern Thailand s Violence

Author: Sascha Helbardt
Publisher: ISEAS-Yusof Ishak Institute
ISBN: 9814519626
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Scholars have given questions about the perpetrators of nameless violence in Southern Thailand little consideration, leaving the motives that drive Barisan Revolusi Nasional (BRN) heavily cloaked in secrecy and speculation. This book offers a rare glimpse behind the veil that shrouds BRN-Coordinate. Using exclusive access to and detailed interviews with BRN-Coordinate members, this book analyses the communicative dimension of the insurgency. It depicts the hidden channels and organized violence that drive the regions enduring rebellion as well as BRN's dichotomous existence between silence and communication.