The Future of the Research University: Meeting the Global Challenges of the 21st Century

At the 2008 Kauffman-Max Planck Institute Summit, more than a dozen speakers from Europe, the United States, and Israel, representing some of the finest institutions and freshest thinking on the planet, convened to explore in depth the ways research universities can foster entrepreneurship in the societies around them. The result is this unprecedented volume of essays and discussion synopses, which provides ideas and practical examples for the entrepreneurial research university.

The papers and the discussion contained in this volume explore the many facets of what it means to be an entrepreneurial university. They define the questions and propose answers, in the process shedding much light on one of the most important challenges facing the university in our time.