The Purpose of the Future University. Philosophy of Higher Education Conference

CHEF participation in conference

08.02.2017 | Lisbeth Kristine Walakira

Dato man 06 nov ons 08 nov
Tid 16:00    18:00
Sted Aarhus University (Campus Aarhus)

Drawing on recent notions such as critical thinking, creativity, ethics and social conscience, the conference brings together academics whose concern is with the role of the university in and for society. Neoliberalism and the audit culture have threatened to reduce the purpose of the university as an institution in the 21st century, putting the university into a legitimation crisis. Given that the future is unpredictable and that the world is connected in ways that were unimaginable just two decades ago, we ask: how can the university as an institution and the academics who work in it help to ensure that students are nurtured and adequately prepared for an active role as citizens in a world in which societal, environmental and cultural challenges are shared?

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Tags: CHEF, Centre for Higher Education Futures, Philosophy of Higher Education Conference