At Davos, Yale stresses importance of humanities to developing global leaders

A Yale delegation headed by President Peter Salovey joined representatives from research universities around the world at the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum held Jan. 17-20 in Davos, Switzerland.

Yale and the other universities attend the World Economic Forum as members of the Global University Leaders Forum (GULF), to contribute ideas and take part in the debates and conversations among the world leaders who gather there. The GULF meeting at the World Economic Forum gives universities the opportunity to engage a larger pool of stakeholders, including the business community, in their discussions and initiatives to foster collaboration in areas of significance for global policy. The GULF agenda focused on two topics this year: the future of higher education and the role of science in society.