Foreword (Wataru Mori). Introduction. Universities' responsibility to society: an historical exploitation of an enduring issue (G. Neave). Chapter I (G. Haddad). Chapter II (Sippanondha Ketudat). Chapter III (M.A.R. Dias). Chapter IV: University and Development: Anticipating Change (B.M. Gourley, P. Calame). University, industry and technological development (Toshio Nakamura). Universities and social development: partners and stakeholders (E. Elbaz, V.A. Shahin). Universities as actors in sustainable development (C.E. Stalvant, J.A. Omotola). Universities and graduate employment (M-L. Kearney). Chapter V: Universities and the International Knowledge Enterprise (W. Srisa-an). Universities and the information society (V. Massingue, E. Simons). Internationalization of higher education and diversity (L. Dandurand). Universities, social transformations and access to knowledge (L. Smith, V.D. Batukhtin). Chapter VI: Academic Freedom and University Autonomy: Prerequisites for the University Meeting its Responsibilities (W. Kamba, K.D. Wolff). University autonomy and external dependencies (S. Hamilton, G. Thill). Academic freedom and contract activities (R. Harris). Accountability, quality assurance and autonomy (S.M. Saifuddin, B. Deaton). Academic freedom: ethical implications and civic responsibilities (W.A. Manan). Chapter VII: Conclusion: Proposal for an International Declaration on Academic Freedom and University Autonomy (J. Thorens).