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									Mainstream and the Death of
University Culture. Or how the
Rush for Innovation Threatens
           Creativity


        Dr. Wim Coudenys
                                           Introduction


 •   Funding and the problem of university autonomy
 •   The global business model
 •   Global competition and the Lisbon Goals
 •   University culture, creativity and innovation




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                                             Research


 • Globalism as ‘circulation of knowledge’
    – Challenge of our time: networks & underlying
      technology
    – Globalism = answer to that challenge!
 • Prescedence of (applied) ‘positive science’
    – Creation > Insight
    – University Rankings
    – Need for a paradigm shift




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                                           Education


• Popularization of science, student enrolment and
  creativity
• Learning of competences and Employability
• Instrumentalization of higher education
   – ‘A good expert can make a judgement’
   – Fragmentation of knowledge
   – Mainstream and the likelihood of breaktroughs
                                         Outreach


 • Academic development vs Community outreach
 • Science will solve all problems




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                                             Conclusions


•   Academic vs economic goals
•   Was Marx right after all?
•   Revolution or paradigm shift?
•   Vilnius goal: “Knowledge creation for a better world”

								
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