Title

The way to build world-class universities

Document Type

Book chapter

Source Publication

Education reform and the quest for excellence: The Hong Kong story

Publication Date

1-1-2005

First Page

39

Last Page

49

Publisher

Hong Kong University Press

Abstract

This chapter argues that universities need breathing space to grow into world-class universities. The soul of universities lies in their scholars. Universities need to assemble the best minds and allow them the greatest degree of autonomy so they can produce fruitful research and nurture new generations of inquisitive, community-minded graduates. Once the bright minds are assembled, minimal intervention and maximum infrastructure support provide the fertile soil for world-class universities.

Additional Information

ISBN of the source publication: 9622097456

Recommended Citation

Ho, L. S. (2005). The way to build world-class universities. In L. S. Ho, P. Morris, & Y.-p. Chung (Eds.), Education reform and the quest for excellence: The Hong Kong story (pp. 39-49). Hong Kong: Hong Kong University Press.

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