Friday, January 29, 2010

Whither the University?

A professor of Computer Science at Georgia Tech asks: "Could universities become extinct in the next twenty-five years?" If our goal is to encourage merit, this would be a good thing pre-supposing something will emerge / is emerging that's better.

His bottom up approach to examining how a university creates value and why the traditional advantages conferred to universities is disappearing is interesting. Indeed, quite a large number of interesting opportunities come to mind particularly in developing countries where leapfrog opportunities exist for implementing widescale post secondary education on a broad market.

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