During this forum Rectors and Presidents from prestigious universities met to discuss issues and topics such as partnerships for education and models for the future; strategies for the globalization of the university; collaboration promoting faculty development and the use of technology, and challenges to global institutional governance.
Over twenty university leaders attended the meeting, including Professor Susan Hockfield, President of the Massachusetts Institute
of Technology, Professor Richard C. Levin, President of Yale University, Professor Alison Richard, Vice Chancellor of Cambridge
University, Professor Komiyama, President of the University of Tokyo, Professor Lee Bollinger, President of Columbia University,
Professor Xu Zhihong, President of Peking University; Rafael Rangel, Chancellor of the Tecnológico de Monterrey and Tsinghua
President Gu Binglin.
The Global University Leaders Forum started in 2006 being an initiative of Klaus Schwab, President and Founder of the Economic Forum, with the aim of providing a mechanism to support universities in developed as well as in developing countries in finding solutions and common approaches to global educational challenges. Some of the panelists of the 2007 Forum were: Pascal Lamy, Director General WTO; Joseph Stiglitz, Nobel Prize Winner 2001; Ernesto Zedillo ( former President of Mexico) and Rafael Rangel Chancellor of Tecno Monterrey, a long standing ICDE member. The Tecnológico de Monterrey will be hosting the next ICDE International Conference 3-5 October 2007 in Campus Toluca, México
7 February 2007