The Responsible University

Exploring the Nordic Context and Beyond

by Mads P. Sørensen, Lars Geschwind, Jouni Kekäle, Rómulo Pinheiro

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Book Description

This book explores how the notion of the responsible university manifests itself at various levels within Nordic higher education. As the impetus of the knowledge society has catapulted the higher education sector to the forefront of policy agendas, universities and other types of higher education institutions face increasing scrutiny, assessment and accountability. This book examines this phenomenon using the Nordic countries as cases in point, given the strong public commitment towards widening participation and public research investments. The editors and contributors analyse the history and current transformations of the idea of the responsible university, investigate new innovations in the educational landscape and look into how universities have begun to organise themselves to become more responsible. Drawing together scholars from the humanities and the social sciences, this interdisciplinary collection will be of interest and value to students and scholars of the role and nature of the modern university, in addition to practitioners and policy makers tasked with finding solutions to address the competing and often contradictory demands posed by a responsibility agenda.

This open book is licensed under a Creative Commons License (CC BY). You can download The Responsible University ebook for free in PDF format (4.2 MB).

Book Details

Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Published
2019
Pages
324
Edition
1
Language
English
ISBN13
9783030256456
ISBN10
3030256456
ISBN13 Digital
9783030256463
ISBN10 Digital
3030256464
PDF Size
4.2 MB
License
CC BY

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