Speaking truth to power: Academic freedom and engaged universities

Donald F. Westerheijden (Photographer)

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    For decades, much attention in higher education research has gone in the direction of universities’ contribution to innovation in industry and to graduates’ employability. Clearly, those are important contributions of higher education to society. Yet in most recent years, attention seems to have expanded towards broader questions of universities’ value in society than just the economic value. CHEPS’s research is expanding with it. Although we also hope to continue working on issues of employment and employability, there is a recent report on the relevance of higher education. Current research includes Erasmus-plus projects aiming to arrive at practical insights and tools on the engagement of the university in its regional context (TEFCE) and on how they teach and assess social and civil competences to students (DASCHE).
    Original languageEnglish
    Media of outputOnline
    Publication statusPublished - 9 Jan 2019


    • Academic freedom
    • civic engagement


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