If you are uncomfortable, dissatisfied, disappointed in your products and services, you may be an innovator. Of course, you may simply be a curmudgeon, never happy with anything, but that will be evident to everyone around you. The difference between curmudgeons and innovators is often subtle, but it deals with the difference between simply complaining, and acting on your passion. Innovators are frequently dissatisfied, but are simultaneously seeking new and better solutions. As Emerson wrote, "The reasonable man adapts himself to the conditions that surround him... The unreasonable man adapts surrounding conditions to himself... All progress depends on the unreasonable man."
Jean-Lou Chameau on the essential ecology of science and technology universities
As in previous years, the 2013-14 Times Higher Education World University Rankings will be noted and celebrated – or criticised. Among the plethora of academic rankings, THE’s have gained significant respect and (whether we agree with them or not) influence.
"Can ICT redefine the way we learn in the Networked Society? Technology has enabled us to interact, innovate and share in whole new ways. This dynamic shift in mindset is creating profound change throughout our society. The Future of Learning looks at one part of that change, the potential to redefine how we learn and educate. Watch as we talk with world renowned experts and educators about its potential to shift away from traditional methods of learning based on memorization and repetition to more holistic approaches that focus on individual students' needs and self expression."