Guest Blogger John Gallagher writes: universities need to mediate ultimately between two-way, local and global, knowledge flows. The better a university is able to connect from local to global, and global to local, the more effective it can become.
It has been Graduation Week at Canterbury University in Christchurch, Aotearoa New Zealand. It was a 21st Century experience of tradition – the regalia, the music, and ceremony – and a celebration of the value of university education itself.
This week’s ladder award goes to Chris Laidlaw and panelists for their insightful Radio New Zealand discussion on a vision for New Zealand's economic future - beyond complacency (there’s no need to do anything) and fatalism (we can't do anything)
John Gallagher nominates the Manufacturers and Exporters Association of New Zealand for this weeks Shovel Award for proposing that after the 2008 election: “New Zealand required economic reform rather than work on social or environmental fronts”
John Gallagher nominates the Canterbury Development Corporation for this week’s Ladder Award (6 November 08) for its highly innovative brokering of a joint venture partnership between New Zealand’s Endeavour Capital and China’s Wuhan Huagong Venture Capital Company.