Category Archives: University

University spin-off

University spin-offs (also known as university spin-outs)[1][2] transform technological inventions developed from university research that are likely to remain unexploited otherwise.[3] As such, university/academic spin-offs are a subcategory of research spin-offs. Prominent examples of university spin-offs are Genentech, Crucell, Lycos … Continue reading

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The Innovative University: Changing the DNA of Higher Education from the Inside Out

Read Given our combined expertise in the study of business innovation and working within the university setting, we decided to write The Innovative University to share some ideas about what innovation could make possible in higher education. We wanted to … Continue reading

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The Youth Crisis: Twenty reasons why it’s kicking off everywhere

Twenty reasons why it’s kicking off everywhere We’ve had revolution in Tunisia, Egypt’s Mubarak is teetering; in Yemen, Jordan and Syria suddenly protests have appeared. In Ireland young techno-savvy professionals are agitating for a “Second Republic”; in France the youth … Continue reading

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Social Purpose and Creativity – integrating learning in the real world

Read Professor Mike Neary, in his opening keynote, gave a helpful and thought-provoking exploration of the role and purpose of universities in the modern world and the experience that they offer students in terms of intellectual and social development. He … Continue reading

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University Education for Community and Social Change

Read Despite the growing consensus on the critical importance of grassroots organizations, and despite this major investment and growth, the field of community and social change faces a mounting crisis of leadership.  There is a severe shortage of people who … Continue reading

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On Thinking Theoretically

On Thinking Theoretically   What do we do as critical social theorists? Defend what we have already created and, if the issue is to reclaim knowledge at the level of society for the social individuals that created it, we must … Continue reading

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Lessons to be Learned from Paulo Freire as Education is being Taken Over by the Mega Rich

Lessons to Be Learned From Paulo Freire as Education Is Being Taken Over by the Mega Rich Read also : Access, Retention, and Success in Higher Education Around the World Subprime Opportunity: The Unfulfilled Promise of For-Profit Colleges and Universities … Continue reading

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Whither Critical Pedagogy in the Neo-liberal University today?

This paper, based on the reflections of two academic social scientists, offers a starting point for dialogue about the importance of critical pedagogy within the university today, and about the potentially transformative possibilities of higher education more generally. We first … Continue reading

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Deinstitutionalizing Education

Deinstitutionalizing Education While a great deal of virtual ink has been spilled over the need to reform our schools and universities, I think we need to question how we manage education altogether. For it is manifest that the institution, the … Continue reading

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Managing the Platform: Higher Education and the Logic of Wikinomics

Managing the Platform: Higher Education and the Logic of Wikinomics Wikinomics and Web 2.0 technologies represent as important a historical phenomenon as the birth of bureaucracy; indeed, we should refer to this moment in time as signaling a participatory turn … Continue reading

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