The purpose of this global report is to tie together the work conducted over the past several years, in particular the common themes arising from the three roundtables, and to highlight the key points and recommendations for policy-makers. The report also summarizes the follow-on initiatives from the three roundtables, identifying links between the three and opportunities to connect them on a global basis. Finally, the report outlines some potential directions for the initiative – independent, but potentially linked under the umbrella and neutral platform of the Forum.
Academic, Policy and Research Networks
Global University Leaders Forum
In 2006, the Forum created the Global University Leaders Forum (GULF), a community of the presidents of the top 25 universities in the world, to offer them a non-competitive platform for high-level dialogue on higher education and research. The GULF gives universities the opportunity to engage a larger pool of stakeholders, including the business community, in their discussions and initiatives to foster collaboration in areas of significance for global policy. The community is currently focusing on two topics: the future of higher education, and the role of science in society.
The APRN also engage a broader network of top universities by integrating them into the Forum’s projects and programming activities throughout the year.
See our current list of GULF members.
Think Tank Leaders Forum
Launched in November 2014, the Think Tank Leaders Forum is a community comprising 25 of the leading policy and research institutes from across the globe. It features thought leaders with expertise in issues that include geopolitics, global governance, economics, science & technology, the environment, and society & human development.
The aim of the community is to facilitate analysis and discussion of important global issues by thought-leaders from the policy/research community. It also aims to give these leaders and institutions access to leading policy-makers, and help them to shape policy on issues that are critical to peace and growth. The community acts as an important intellectual community within the Forum, serving as a top advisory body to the institution’s leadership, and as a resource for the Forum’s members and constituents.
See the current list of members.
Global Agenda Councils
World-class experts from the APRN community are also integrated into the Network of Global Agenda Councils. Read more about our Network of Global Agenda Councils
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Document archive for all the issues you are interested in
- Universities, Think Tanks, Research Organizations
- Global Agenda Council on Education
- Design and Global Challenges
- The Future of Universities
- What Will the Successful University of the Future Look Like?
- Is a University Council the future of education?
- Press release: Think Tank Leaders
- Press conference: Launch of Global Think Tank Community