…U.S. institutions will have to change, an international panel of experts said last week, if they want to retain their edge and help the country in an economy ever more dependent on knowledge and innovation.”
The July 2, 2010, issue of “The Chronicle of Higher Education” includes a brief report on a recent panel discussion about the future of American higher education at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington, D.C. Read the article by Karin Fisher and Ian Wilhelm here, and consider subscribing to the Chronicle if you appreciate the writing.
In the same issue another article looks at the changing shape of higher education in Germany as that nation pours government money into top-tier universities with a research focus. A side detail in the article caught my eye and made me think about higher ed’s presence in Lowell now and going forward:
[The University of Konstanz consists] of a single contained campus on the outskirts of the city in which it is based—a setup that may be common in the United States but is very different from the typical urban German campus of disconnected buildings scattered through a metropolis.”
Photo: Univ. of Konstanz/The Chronicle of Higher Education