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Rikke Toft Nørgård

Academic citizenship beyond the campus: a call for the placeful university

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hrough combining theories of space and place with works on institutional being, virtues and modes of becoming, this article develops and promotes academic citizenship as the formation of dwelling, being and becoming on the placeful university beyond the campus. We argue that this is a prerequisite for the integration of the university in society and society in the university. We discuss the need for a concept of the placeful university to capture academic belonging in the nexus between university and society. As such, the conceptualisation of the placeful university provides an opportunity to re-imagine the possibilities of the university to integrate with people and society through dialogue and placeful-ness. Accordingly, supporting academic citizenship entails designing for the placeful university – a university that invites and promotes openness, dialogue, democracy, mutual integration, care and joint responsibility. Consequently, a comprehension of the placeful university is developed in the article to make the potentiality of academic citizenship for the future university emerge.
Original languageEnglish
JournalHigher Education Research and Development
Volume35
Issue1
Pages (from-to)4-16
Number of pages12
ISSN0729-4360
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2016

    Research areas

  • Academic citizenship , educational philosophy, higher education, place, university

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