Whose University Is It?

Edited by Douwe Breimer and Frans Saris

Edited by Douwe Breimer and Frans Saris

Distributed for Amsterdam University Press

80 pages | 6-1/4 x 9-1/2
Paper $32.95 ISBN: 9789085553410 Published December 2006 For sale only in the United States, its dependencies, the Philippines, and Canada
In the days when most European universities were controlled by churches or governments, their goals were set by those institutions. Today, universities are essentially self-governing, but that freedom has brought a host of questions about their very purpose. 

In this volume, a diverse group of contributors examines such questions in depth. Does substantial government support carry with it accountability to politicians? How should universities select their students—and do they have a social duty to widen their admissions? As government support grows more precarious, answers to these questions become increasingly important, and Whose University Is It? will be invaluable to both  politicians and educators as they look to the future.

     Douwe Breimer / Frans Saris
Introduction by the chairman
     Paul Schnabel
Part I.  Historical and International Views on the Future Role of the University
Many masters, many servants
     Sheldon Rothblatt
The university we want
     Gesine Schwan
Future funding for universities: Independence, dependence, or inter-dependence
     Eric Thomas
Part II.  The Future of the University as a State or Private Institution in the Netherlands
Amongst professors? Amongst students? Or amongst administrators?
     Mark Rutte
Where is the student???
     Elselijn Kingma
Reputation, market and deregulation:  Unfolding the future of Dutch higher education
     Frans van Vught
The context of excellence
    Hans Adriaansens
The university of the willing
     Bas Haring
Tom Wolfe
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