The developing world has an insatiable hunger for everything our best universities have to offer. Are those universities doing enough to address this?

This lively video of a debate between presidents of major universities from around the world provides valuable insights into where things are heading. As you’ll see, things are moving fast.

Carnegie Mellon University’s Silicon Valley campus hosted a distinguished panel of university presidents from Asia, Europe and the United States during a summit on mobility and communication and their impact on global universities. The summit was sponsored by the International Center for Advanced Communication Technologies (InterACT), a network of leading global research universities and institutes.

The presidential panel included Carnegie Mellon President Jared L. Cohon and presidents from the University of Southern California, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Waseda University, the Italian Institute of Technology, and the National Institute of Information and Communication Technology.

The topic of discussion was “The Globalized University: Mobility, Communication and their Impact for Education“. The panel was moderated by Edward Frank, a Carnegie Mellon life trustee and vice president of Apple Inc.

The summit and panel were organized by Alex Waibel, InterACT director and a professor in the School of Computer Science at Carnegie Mellon. It was held on November the 8th, 2010.