Universities and Community-Building Activities Across the Globe: Responding to Economic and Ethical Crises

  • Stan Ingman
Keywords: Metropolitan Universities, Community-Building, Crisis Response


Global concerns regarding economic stability and sustainable communities are exacerbated by unethical business practices and the growing gap between rich and poor. Changes in the role of universities and scholarship may help address some of these challenges through partnerships for research, education, and problem-solving. Exploration of the role of higher education in community-building is not unique to the United States. The authors offer examples of collaborative efforts involving universities and communities working together in Switzerland, Northern Ireland, and Mexico.