Archive for September, 2013

Universities in a Changing World 2: Why see Universities as complex systems?

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September 23rd, 2013

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What is a university? Is it an organisation? If so, what form does it take? It is certainly complicated and multi-faceted: Local employer Career developer Provider of education Repository of intellectual capital Social centre and community Symbol of civic pride Research institute and source of challenge and new thinking Political body (internally and externally) Major […]

Universities in a changing World 1: The Tectonic Shift

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September 17th, 2013

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In the first of a series of blogs which explores the issues faced by the Higher Education sector, David Cleeton-Watkins highlights the shift in purpose required within this vital sector. The world’s largest university has almost 3.5 million students. All 10 of the largest in terms of students are in Asia – if you include […]