This book covers
- What are, and what should be, the roles of modern universities and colleges in supporting their host societies?
- Where have these obligations arisen from, and how can they best be responded to?
- What are the conditions of "membership? of a modern university or college?
There is an international revival of interest in issues about the purposes of universities and colleges and their role in a wider society. Much of this is structured around perceptions of the role of higher education in modern knowledge economies. Meanwhile there has been a dearth of scholarly attention to the practice (as opposed to the rhetoric) of civic engagement by universities and colleges in various cultural contexts. This book fills that gap.
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