The Future of Public Research Universities: Confronting the Demands of Increasing Economic Self-Sufficiency

Tuesday, July 15, 2014: 10:30 AM-12:20 PM
Room: Booth 44
RC23 Sociology of Science and Technology (host committee)

Language: English

Public universities all over the world have experienced pressures to increase the sources of self-financing, be it as research sponsored by external entities or services provided to the community. Apparently the State wishes universities to become economically independent. Is this trend distorting the objectives of research universities as producers of knowledge by its own sake? How this trend affects the development of Third World universities compared to First World? Do really First World universities have changed their aims and now produce less knowledge than 10-20 years ago? What is the future of public universities in the world?
Session Organizer:
Jaime JIMENEZ GUZMAN, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Mexico
Jaime JIMENEZ GUZMAN, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Mexico
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