What is at the horizon for European Universities?

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The main resource of Europe in today’s society is its human and cultural capital and the European universities play a very important role in maintaining and building this resource. That role however, is changing rapidly as the demands on the European higher education sector become increasingly complex and challenging. This brief paper attempts to highlight some of the issues and outlines a few of the trends facing European universities today.

The answer to solving the challenges and thus adapting to a new reality does not lie in the classical (Humboldtian) university model which was based on an educational reality long gone. The comprehensive universities of the future will have to accommodate a changing and diverse student population and many countries are already looking at their educational systems to make the necessary changes. New ways of tackling the demands will be developed and the nations that manage these changes the best way will more attractive in terms of competition in education and research alike.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHorizon 2031 : The University of Granada in Light of its V Centenary. “Reflections on the Future of the University"
EditorsTeodoro Luque Martínez
Number of pages7
Place of publicationGranada
Publication year12 Jul 2015
Pages25-31
Chapter1
ISBN (print)978-84-338-5768-2
StatePublished - 12 Jul 2015

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