The future of European universities

The future of European universities: Renaissance or decay?

Richard Lambert, Nick Butler
01 June 2006

Knowledge is an increasingly critical factor in shaping economic life. But in Europe, the institutions that should be the main sources of knowledge are failing to meet the challenge. Among the world's top ten universities, only two are in the EU. Europe's higher education institutions are slow-moving and under funded. If Europe wants to stop falling behind and stem the 'brain drain' across the Atlantic it must act now.

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