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By Jo Ritzen

<P style="LINE-HEIGHT: general; MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt" class=MsoNormal>Though Europe’s universities are rather well represented one of the world’s most sensible two hundred universities, they're virtually fullyyt absent from the head fifty. during this impassioned publication, Jo Ritzen argues that eu universities are economically, culturally, and socially underexploited, and he outlines a sequence of alterations essential to make those associations extra profitable. He advocates reorganizing universities to want innovation over paperwork, securing financing from deepest assets to fulfill the gaps left through public funds cuts, and matching and choosing scholars with an eye fixed towards successfully instructing for a world exertions industry. With such reinvention, universities could turn into instrumental to strengthening the ecu aggressive place via monetary innovation, elevated social team spirit, and a extra shiny cultural dynamism.

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2 shows: The population size differs substantially between the countries of the EU with Germany being the ‘giant’ but also with ‘dwarfs’ as Luxembourg, Malta and Cyprus. Demographics also differ substantially among European countries over the period 2005-2050. INTRODUCTION 31 Per capita incomes differ also substantially with Luxembourg in the lead while the newly accessed countries Bulgaria and Romania are the laggards with a per capita income of no more than 5% of that of Luxembourg. The degree of inclusion of European countries in the global economy differs tremendously, with smaller countries like Belgium, Austria, Sweden and Denmark as frontrunners whereas the new EU members Bulgaria, Latvia, Lithuania and Romania rank low on the globalization index.

1 Europe (the EU 15) actually holds a higher proportion of university/other public research expenditures, where both Europe and the US show a rapid growth in that ratio. In other words: it is not the structure of public research which favours US universities. 1 substantiates – research expenditures in the US are substantially higher and so – despite the fact that university expenditures as a percentage of the total of research expenditures are smaller in the US than in Europe – total university research expenditures are more or less the same (about €100 per capita in the EU15 as in the US).

Canada makes an appearance in the top 20 THES performance indicator but not in the Jiao Tong one, while Japan is represented in both. THE LOOMING CRISIS 43 Moving on to the next range of ranks, the top 21 to 100 universities, other European countries than the UK appear. Switzerland is in Europe among the top performers relative to population size in both rankings followed by Denmark, the Netherlands, England (the UK) and Finland while Sweden is the No. 1 in terms of research followed by Switzerland and Denmark.

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