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Academics and the Real World
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Open Univ Pr
Publication date July 1, 2002
Pages 192
Binding Paperback
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780335211111
ISBN-10 0335211119
Dimensions 0.50 by 6 by 9 in.
Weight 0.60 lbs.
Availability§ Publisher Out of Stock Indefinitely
Published in Great Britain
Original list price $51.95
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Amazon.com description: Product Description: Gillian Evans examines how far the traditional purposes of the universities are still relevant to their encounters with the changed priorities of the modern world. Increasingly, it seems, academia is expected to engage with the real world. For instance, university teachers are being asked to cultivate the entrepreneurial spirit in their students; researchers are more likely now to be doing the kind of research that has practical applications and is funded by commercial sponsors; and university administrators have been encouraged to adopt management models from private business. Against this background, Evans explores the core values of universities, the pressure on them from government policies, the threat to the integrity and independence of their research from their partnerships with large corporations, and the problems they are having in running themselves efficiently whilst maintaining their identity. It probes at the crucial question of what should be the nature of the relationship between universities and their wider society.

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from Open Univ Pr (September 1, 2002)
9780335211128 | details & prices | 192 pages | 6.00 × 9.25 × 0.75 in. | 0.85 lbs | List price $130.00
About: Gillian Evans examines how far the traditional purposes of the universities are still relevant to their encounters with the changed priorities of the modern world.
Paperback
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from Open Univ Pr (July 1, 2002)
9780335211111 | details & prices | 192 pages | 6.00 × 9.00 × 0.50 in. | 0.60 lbs | List price $51.95
About: Gillian Evans examines how far the traditional purposes of the universities are still relevant to their encounters with the changed priorities of the modern world.

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