Of the seventy institutions in the world which have existed for at least 800 years (Parliament, the Roman Catholic Church, etc.) five of those institutions are universities.*
President of N.Y.U.
In thirty-five years China will [again] be the largest economy in the world, which it has been for fifteen of the last eighteen centuries.*
David M. Rubenstein
Co-Founder and Managing Director of The Carlyle Group
*quotes taken from interviews on The Charlie Rose Show, July, 2010