Knowledge Studies in Higher Education

The Future of the Post-Massified University at the Crossroads

Restructuring Systems and Functions

Editors: Shin, Jung Cheol, Teichler, Ulrich (Eds.)

  • Presents a new discussion on the university focus on "post-massification"
  • Discusses how to address social demands facing the university in a globalized world and during an economic crisis
  • Proposes systemic reforms of current higher education systems by realigning the teaching, research and service functions​
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About this book

The modern university started as an innovative model - a research-driven teaching and service model in the 19th century -, but the contemporary university is in a crisis of identity. The major challenge is how to harmonize different missions, e.g., teaching, research, and service. The triple function has become questionable and research now dominates the other two functions in contemporary higher education. This book takes a step towards further academic and policy discussions on the restructuring the triple functions of university and designing the future of the post-massified university.

Reviews

"This provocative book seeks to provide a truly comparative framework for the debate on the future of higher education and research. Will higher education and research continue to be perceived as a public good? Will future policies favor the elite sector or will more attention be devoted to elevating the mass sector so as to fully nurture the emerging knowledge society? These and other dilemmas are presented in thoughtful detail by a stellar group of authors who not only come from the US and Western Europe but also from East Asia and Oceania." (William K. Cummings, George Washington University, USA)

"As the post-massified university veers toward becoming an instrument of national competition in a globalized world, the realignment of its functions has become an urgent necessity and a formidable challenge. In this book, Shin and Teichler bring historical essence into a highly vibrant redesign of the post-massified university that will ensure its heightened relevance throughout the 21st Century." (Gerard A. Postiglione, University of Hong Kong)

"The modern university faces a number of critical challenges in balancing and integrating its core functions of education, research and service. The Future of the Post-Massified University at the Crossroads not only lays out the nature of these challenges very clearly, but also makes some interesting suggestions, on the basis of a wide range of international experience, about ways in which they can be managed, to the benefits not only of the university but also of the society it serves." (Roger Brown, Liverpool Hope University, UK)

Table of contents (5 chapters)

  • Economic Crises and the Post-Massification of Higher Education

    Jung Cheol Shin, Yangson Kim

    Pages 45-57

  • The Internationalization of the University as a Response to Globalization: An East Asian Perspective

    Akiyoshi Yonezawa

    Pages 59-71

  • The Scholarship of Teaching, Research, and Service

    Jung Cheol Shin

    Pages 75-84

  • Higher Education and the Future Social Order: Equality of Opportunity, Quality, Competitiveness?

    Ulrich Teichler

    Pages 183-203

  • On the Move Towards a New Convergent Design of Higher Education Systems?

    Ulrich Teichler

    Pages 229-248

Buy this book

eBook $99.00
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $129.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-319-01522-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $129.00
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  • Customers within the U.S. and Canada please contact Customer Service at 1-800-777-4643, Latin America please contact us at +1-212-460-1500 (Weekdays 8:30am – 5:30pm ET) to place your order.
  • Due: October 14, 2016
  • ISBN 978-3-319-34880-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Future of the Post-Massified University at the Crossroads
Book Subtitle
Restructuring Systems and Functions
Editors
  • Jung Cheol Shin
  • Ulrich Teichler
Series Title
Knowledge Studies in Higher Education
Series Volume
1
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-01523-1
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-01523-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-01522-4
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-34880-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 255
Number of Illustrations and Tables
4 b/w illustrations, 18 illustrations in colour
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