It is necessary for us to re-think the role and purpose of the university and of higher education in the economic, political and social circumstances of the early 21st century. Indeed, the current economic and financial crisis makes such a re-assessment an urgent one.
This presentation will consider the current role of higher education from three linked perspectives: that of Lifelong Learning, of Entrepreneurship and of Social Development. It will conclude by suggesting some possible ways forward for higher education institutions as they seek to contribute to economic and social well-being in Europe.
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