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The past, present, and future of the research University

Altbach, Philip G

Abstract:
Research universities are complex institutions with multiple academic and societal roles. They are both national institutions that contribute to culture, technology and society, and international institutions that link to global intellectual and scientific trends. There is widespread recognition of the importance of research universities but many countries do not recognise their complexity and the resources needed for building and sustaining them. Research universities face a number of challenges, mainly the pressures towards privatisation and that of maintaining their autonomy and controlling essential academic decision-making. Central to the success of a research university is adequate and stable funding.

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Title of Paper: The past, present, and future of the research University


Date:2011
Document Type:Other
Subject Area:Contributory Studies and Research Approaches
Country:International
Keywords:Research Universities, Privatisation, Student Development, Student Learning


File Size:206 KB
Date Added:25 August 2011


The past, present, and future of the research University

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