The Future of the Post-Massified University at the Crossroads
The modern university started as an innovative model - a research-driven teaching and service model in the 19th century -, but the contemporary university is in a crisis of identity. The major challenge is how to harmonize different missions, e.g., teaching, research, and service. The triple function has become questionable and research now dominates the other two functions in contemporary higher education. This book takes a step towards further academic and policy discussions on the restructuring the triple functions of university and designing the future of the post-massified university.
Presents a new discussion on the university focus on "post-massification"Discusses how to address social demands facing the university in a globalized world and during an economic crisisProposes systemic reforms of current higher education systems by realigning the teaching, research and service functions