The core thesis of this book rests on the emergence of a ?New Enlightenment. This will require a revolution in curriculum and teaching methods in order to translate the academic philosophy of global contextualism into universal practice or application. Are universities willing to revamp teaching in order to foster critical thinking that would serve students their entire lives? This book calls for universities to restructure administratively to become truly integrated, rather than remaining collections of autonomous agencies more committed to competition among themselves than cooperation in the larger interest of learning.
Yehuda Elkana was Former President and Rector of Central European University (1999-2009). Elkana was an Auschwitz survivor who became an international scholar and public intellectual with a deep commitment to open society.
Hannes Kl”pper is CEO & Co-Founder of iversity GmbH. iversity.org works on the digital transformation of corporate professional development and European higher education. It enables academic institutions as well as knowledge-based companies to offer interactive online courses to learners around the world.
Marvin Lazerson is Professor of Higher Education in the Department of Public Policy, Central European University and Professor Emeritus at the University of Pennsylvania.ÿ
Originally published in 1982.
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