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By Jo Ritzen

ISBN-10: 9089642293

ISBN-13: 9789089642295

<P style="LINE-HEIGHT: basic; MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt" class=MsoNormal>Though Europe’s universities are rather well represented one of the world’s best two hundred universities, they're virtually completely absent from the head fifty. during this impassioned ebook, Jo Ritzen argues that ecu universities are economically, culturally, and socially underexploited, and he outlines a sequence of adjustments essential to make those associations extra winning. He advocates reorganizing universities to prefer innovation over paperwork, securing financing from deepest resources to satisfy the gaps left by means of public funds cuts, and matching and choosing scholars with a watch towards successfully instructing for a global exertions marketplace. With such reinvention, universities could develop into instrumental to strengthening the eu aggressive place via fiscal innovation, elevated social team spirit, and a extra vivid cultural dynamism.

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186-7). Basically there was already some sort of incomecontingent “loan” system, at least informally! As far as career prospects are concerned, the accounts differ. While according to Rüegg and Ridder-Symoens (2003), having attended or graduated from university did not count as much as the status by birth, according to Rudy (1984), graduates from the first European universities had good chances in the clergy, the government and as lawyers and doctors, it seems. Although usually little is known about them, of some students, more is reported due to “their later fame as ministers, civil servants, or leaders of their communities” (Maag, 2004, p.

Austria and Finland were already quite Euro-sceptic in 2000 with only 38% and 39%, respectively, of the population saying that membership in the European Union is a good thing. Still, the extreme Euro-sceptic was the UK with 29% in 2000, followed by Sweden with 34%. The percentage of the population who say that membership in the EU is a good thing has increased in most old EU Member States between 2000 and 2006; only in the Southern European countries (Italy, Greece, Portugal) and Austria, it has decreased and in Finland remained the same (European Commission, 2001).

In other words: it is not the structure of public research which favours US universities. 1 substantiates – research expenditures in the US are substantially higher and so – despite the fact that university expenditures as a percentage of the total of research expenditures are smaller in the US than in Europe – total university research expenditures are more or less the same (about €100 per capita in the EU15 as in the US). Let’s continue this analysis on the level of individual countries. 4 shows the R&D expenditure going to the higher education sector as a total and as a percentage of the total of R&D expenditure in the country.

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