Category Archives: University

Bail out schools and universities rather than banks

Is it time to think differently about what creates new industries and jobs? Should education be recognised as the key to innovation rather than a drain on the public purse? Should we be pumping money into universities as well as … Continue reading

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Against the marketization of the university

The rising competition between academics and departments, the commercialization of education programs, and the cuts to public funding are recognizable across universities. A broader crisis in higher education is playing out. Nor are they simply the result of failed management … Continue reading

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Universidade e Metrópole: que projeto queremos?

Ao contestarem mudança de campus, professores da UFMG reabrem debate indispensável sobre cidades brasileiras e instituições das quais se espera reflexão, inconformismo e alternativas. Qual o atual papel da universidade pública na transformação das cidades brasileiras e na proposição de … Continue reading

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Disruptive Pedagogies and Technologies in Universities

This paper is a reaction to the increasing high cost of higher education and the resulting inaccessibility for the millions of potential learners now seeking opportunities for quality higher education opportunities. The paper examines the cost centers associated with campus-based … Continue reading

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The End of the University as We Know It

The most important part of the college bubble story—the one we will soon be hearing much more about—concerns the impending financial collapse of numerous private colleges and universities and the likely shrinkage of many public ones. And when that bubble … Continue reading

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Students are not customers

Students are not customers – in the ongoing debate post-tuition fees rise, students are likened, more and more, to customers, but I believe the analogy simply doesn’t ring true. I form this view on the basis that you cannot pay … Continue reading

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On Thinking Theoretically

What do we do as critical social theorists? Defend what we have already created and, if the issue is to reclaim knowledge at the level of society for the social individuals that created it, we must dissolve the contemporary entrepreneurial … Continue reading

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On International Students in European Universities

As economic troubles continue to plague Europe, universities here are ramping up their efforts to recruit tuition-paying students overseas. At the same time, more European academics are asking whether these students are being treated well, challenging institutions to think less … Continue reading

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Is College a Lousy Investment?

Mythomania about college has turned getting a degree into an American neurosis. It’s sending parents to the poorhouse and saddling students with a backpack full of debt that doesn’t even guarantee a good job in the end. With college debt … Continue reading

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How The American University was Killed, in Five Easy Steps

Within one generation, in five easy steps, not only have the scholars and intellectuals of the country been silenced and nearly wiped out, but the entire institution has been hijacked, and recreated as a machine through which future generations will … Continue reading

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