The latest edition of the Times Higher Education features a piece by UC Berkeley Chancellor Dirks touting Berkeley’s resilience in weathering financial challenges.
Noting the many reasons why Berkeley has consistently ranked among the top global universities for more than a century, Dirks says: “Regardless of how we rank academic quality and value, the university continues to be at the vanguard of developments in research — basic as well as applied, humanistic as well as scientific — while still affording extraordinary access to an increasingly diverse population. It performs so well in part because it has never compromised its core academic and social missions, but also because it used the crisis to rethink and reorganize some of its administrative protocols and structures. In the process, it increased its capacity to build substantial philanthropic support, engage in private partnerships and establish a new kind of relationship to the global environment.”
Click here to read the entire piece on the Times Higher Education website.