Higher Education Dynamics
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Technical Universities

Past, present and future

Editors: Geschwind, Lars, Broström, Anders, Larsen, Katarina (Eds.)

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  • Discusses what it means to be a technical university in the 21st century
  • Draws on empirical, conceptual and theoretical studies of technical universities in Europe
  • Offers a uniquely focused discussion of existential concerns for the technical university of the 21st century
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This Open Access book analyses the past, present and future of the technical university as a single faculty independent institution. The point of departure is a view of changing academic realities, through which the identity as a technical university is challenged and reconstituted. More specifically, the book connects the development of technical universities to changes in the structure and dimensioning of national higher education systems, to changes in the disciplinary basis of academic research and to changes in the governance of higher education institutions.

Introduced in the age of industrialization, polytechnical schools rose to prominence in many national settings during the second half of the 19th century. Over time, new technologies have been developed and incorporated into the repertoire, and waves of academisation have swept over the former polytechnics, transforming them into technical universities. Their traditions and brands, however, prevail. Several technical universities are included among the most prestigious academic institutions of their nations and the training of engineers and engineering research still enjoys a high level of prestige and national priority, e.g. in the context of innovation and industrial policy. But the world keeps changing, and the higher education sector with it. Will technical universities have an equally attractive position within university systems in the decades to come?   


    

      

 

 

Table of contents (12 chapters)

Table of contents (12 chapters)
  • Organisational Identities, Boundaries, and Change Processes of Technical Universities

    Pages 1-14

    Larsen, Katarina (et al.)

  • Technical Universities: A Historical Perspective

    Pages 15-26

    Geschwind, Lars (et al.)

  • Are Some Technical Universities Better Than Others?

    Pages 27-43

    Benner, Mats

  • The Position of Technical Universities Within Changing Frameworks of Institutional Organisation and Steering: The Case of the Norwegian University of Science and Technology

    Pages 45-59

    Vabø, Agnete (et al.)

  • Understanding the Development of Technical Universities in Poland

    Pages 61-77

    Antonowicz, Dominik

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Technical Universities
Book Subtitle
Past, present and future
Editors
  • Lars Geschwind
  • Anders Broström
  • Katarina Larsen
Series Title
Higher Education Dynamics
Series Volume
56
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-50555-4
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-50555-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-50554-7
Softcover ISBN
978-3-030-50557-8
Series ISSN
1571-0378
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 242
Number of Illustrations
10 b/w illustrations
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