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A critique of universities : reflections on the status and direction of the modern university

Author: Páll Skúlason
Publisher: Reykjavik : University of Iceland Press, 2015.
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Whart sort of institution should the university aspire to be? What role should it be playing in the present? How should it be governed? Are universities taking proper care of the knowledge that they are responsible for? These questions, along with others, are pursued by Páll Skúlason in the present volume on the basis of many years of reflection and experience of university administration. His main thesis is that  Read more...
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Skúlason, Páll
A Critique of Universities : Reflections on the status and direction of the modern university
Havertown : University of Iceland Press,c2015
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Páll Skúlason
ISBN: 9789935230829 9935230821
OCLC Number: 908838974
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Preface; Introduction; European Universities: Their Traditions, Challengesand Missions; The Aims and Institutional Structure of the University; The Future of European Universities:Three Educational Aims; The Nature and Purpose of Academic Thought; The University and the Ethics of Knowledge; The Ethical Mission of the University; Index
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The author was Dean of the Faculty of Arts at the University of Iceland and the Rector of that university from 1997-2005. This book explores the university historically, discusses how the university  Read more...

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