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Universities and colleges : a very short introduction

Author: David Palfreyman; Paul Temple
Publisher: Oxford, United Kingdom ; New York, NY, United States of America : Oxford University Press, 2017. ©2017
Series: Very short introductions, 545.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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Exploring the origins, concept, and the idea and ideal of the university and college, Universities and Colleges: A Very Short Introduction discusses one of the world's oldest, most resilient and adaptable institutions. Considering links between universities and colleges and the economy, and the role of the former within society, it asks how the university and college can be politically accountable for their taxpayer  Read more...
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Palfreyman, David, 1954-
Universities and colleges.
Oxford, United Kingdom ; New York, NY, United States of America : Oxford University Press, 2017
(DLC) 2017947628
(OCoLC)975367546
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: David Palfreyman; Paul Temple
ISBN: 9780191820717 0191820717
OCLC Number: 1021884857
Notes: Series numbering from spine.
Description: 1 online resource (xxii, 150 pages) : illustrations
Contents: The enduring idea and changing ideal of the university --
What do universities and colleges do? --
Global patterns of higher education --
How universities and colleges work --
Students: getting in, getting on, getting out --
Working in universities and colleges: more than just a job? --
Futures for the university and college.
Series Title: Very short introductions, 545.
Responsibility: David Palfreyman and Paul Temple.

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This book looks at the role of the university in a social and economic context, as a repository of knowledge and a site for instruction. It considers how universities are founded,, funded, governed,  Read more...

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The book provides a rich and nuanced picture of a very varied scene. * Matthew Reisz, Times Higher Education *

 
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