Lincoln to re-connect the university with its roots

Mike Neary, Professor of Teaching and Learning at Lincoln University, has just announced the formation of the Social Science Centre, which promises to be a self-organizing cooperatively owned corporation (with teachers and students as peers) devoted to higher education — very much in the spirit of the original medieval universities. It is refreshing to see this ‘back to basics’ approach at a time when universities have lost their sense of identity by playing in too many fields at once.

It is worth pointing out that the general economic model of cooperative ownership for universities has received some sympathetic media coverage in recent weeks, including here and here.

Categories: Higher Education, Rethinking The World

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