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The Local Mission of Higher Education: Principles and Practice

Edited by: Sjur Bergan, Ira Harkavy and Ronaldo Munck

The engagement agenda is becoming increasingly important in higher education across the world and demands our urgent and dedicated attention. Universities are today being called upon to demonstrate their contribution to society in general and their local communities in particular. Regardless of the pressures and ambitions to focus on the global, universities are always place-based institution that are anchored locally.

The Local Mission of Higher Education: Principles and Practice explores the various ways that universities express their local civic mission and advances some proposals for a way forward. Providing a rich mosaic of experiences and learnings and a much needed comparative perspective, chapters cover a wide range of European countries with comparative studies of the US scene and recent developments in South Africa.

This book addresses several key questions: What is the meaning of 'local' place often contrasted to 'space' in the era of increasing globalization? What is the meaning of 'politics' in the context of higher education? What is the mission of higher education in the global, so-called 'post truth' and 'alternative facts' era we live in?


Book Details:

Price:  €25.00 / STG £20.00 / $25.00

Size:  229x152mm

Binding: PB

ISBN-13: 978-1908689368

Pages: 168

Release date: 29th April 2019

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