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In his book 'Higher Education in 2040 - A Global Approach' (2017) Bert van der Zwaan developed a thought-provoking vision of the university of the future, based on a thorough discussion of current trends and on a large number of conversations with leaders in higher education worldwide. This book, 'Places of Engagement', offer reflections on themes discussed by Van der Zwaan, written by twenty of his peers and other opinion leaders from around the world. The book was written in honour of Bert van der Zwaan at the occasion of his departure as Vice-Chancellor of Utrecht University. With contributions by John Sexton, José van Dijck, Karl Dittrich, Dilly Fung, Michael Crow and many others.

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  1. Cover
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  1. Title Page, Copyright
  2. pp. i-iv
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. v-viii
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  1. Foreword
  2. pp. 9-10
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  1. Introduction
  2. pp. 11-20
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  1. Part 1. Reflections on core values
  1. Autonomy: A practice serving a purpose
  2. pp. 23-29
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  1. The positive and fundamental value of excellence in universities
  2. pp. 30-34
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  1. Let the lightning strike!' -- Free speech and the university
  2. pp. 35-46
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  1. Part 2. Reflections on core tasks
  1. What ought we to wish from university graduates?
  2. pp. 49-53
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  1. The student in 2040
  2. pp. 54-59
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  1. Setting the agenda: 'To whom are we answering'?
  2. pp. 60-68
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  1. On the need for universities to engage in lifelong learning
  2. pp. 69-72
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  1. Part 3. Reflections on learning and teaching
  1. Diversifying the university menu
  2. pp. 75-79
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  1. The importance of evidence-based development of teaching and learning at university
  2. pp. 80-85
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  1. Re-thinking the higher education curriculum: Challenges, possibilities, and dreams
  2. pp. 86-91
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  1. The university as a community in the digital age
  2. pp. 92-96
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  1. Part 4. Reflections on the global and the local
  1. Building the first global network university
  2. pp. 99-104
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  1. A new dawn? Academia moving eastwards
  2. pp. 105-111
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  1. In search of the South African university -- Pages from a Stellenbosch diary
  2. pp. 112-116
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  1. The labyrinth of EU research, innovation, and education policy
  2. pp. 117-122
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  1. Part 5. Reflections on institutional logic
  1. Academic enterprise as a new institutional logic for public higher education
  2. pp. 125-134
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  1. Don't be scared; be prepared
  2. pp. 135-139
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  1. The idea of the university: National asset or ivory tower?
  2. pp. 140-145
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  1. Quality assurance: What it was, is, and should be
  2. pp. 146-150
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  1. A Hooge School en Maatschappij for our time! On the difficult relationship between two types of universities
  2. pp. 151-155
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  1. About the authors
  2. pp. 156-158
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Additional Information

ISBN
9789048543656
MARC Record
OCLC
1178543201
Launched on MUSE
2020-07-26
Language
English
Open Access
Yes
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