The contributions of this volume are based on the colloquium "Adapting universities to the global society - a transatlantic perspective", held by the Transatlantic Policy Consortium on the Bloomington Campus of Indiana University in September 2007. The 12 provocative papers
investigate the impacts of globalization and global competition on the performance, mission, role and shape of American and European universities,
identify the differences between American and European universities regarding societal support, research, management and leadership,
examine ways of closing the gaps and meeting university quality challenges, and
assess the values of the Bologna Process and the changing nature of university governance.
The volume provides a unique insight into these problems from a European and US perspective.
Dr. Charles F. Bonser is Dean Emeritus of the School of Public and Environmental Affairs, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana, USA.