Higher Education in 2040
Higher Education in 2040
A Global Approach
Vivien Collingwood
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Table of contents Preface 5 Introduction: a sinking ship? 13 Part 1 Ancient problems and modern dilemmas 1. The idea of a university 19 2. A history of secularization and democratization 31 3. Grappling with change 45 4. Rising costs, selection and governments in retreat 55 5. On size, bureaucracy and distrust 67 6. The successes and failures of the entrepreneurial university 77 7. Under the spell of production and quality 91 Part 2 The key factors in the coming decades 8. The key trends 105 9. The economy determines the future 115 10. Urbanization and global knowledge hubs in 2040 125 11. Information technology as a disruptive force 135 12. Digital or campus teaching? 141 13. The labour market and lifelong learning 149 14. The civic university 157 Part 3 Contours of the university of the future 15. Quid durat? 167 16. The need for legitimization 175 17. Old and new core values 185 18. The government and the higher education system of the future 195 19. The global university and the knowledge ecosystem of the future 205 20. How will the comprehensive research university survive? 215 21. The curriculum of the future 227 Conclusion: the transition to 2040 239 Bibliography 247

Bert van der Zwaan

Higher Education in 2040

A Global Approach

Since the Middle Ages, universities have displayed impressive resourcefulness in their ability to adapt to the changing dynamics and demands of their times. But in the last fifty years, the landscape of higher education - with the emergence of online and mass education, skyrocketing tuition, and a controversial system for ranking institutions - has begun evolving so rapidly and profoundly that the concept of the university now needs to be rethought.

This book explores the future of modern higher education by looking at it on a global scale. Bert van der Zwaan compares European developments with those taking place in North America and Asia to argue that the phoenix of an entirely new type of university will rise from the ashes of the classical system: less tied to buildings and set locations, the new university will embed itself more deeply in society by offering innovative forms of digital knowledge and making customized teaching available on demand. A timely discussion of a topic whose worldwide impact continues to grow, this is essential reading for anyone concerned about the state of higher education - both for today's students and in the decades to come.

Bert van der Zwaan

Bert van der Zwaan is a paleontologist, professor of Biogeology, Vice Chancellor of Utrecht University, and currently Chairman of the League of European Research Universities (LERU).