A general introduction to the seminar series, offering an overview of the nature of higher education, its historical roots and developments.
Particular attention is given to:
- higher education as a prime example of a long-standing institution, apparently remarkably stable, but nevertheless undergoing significant changes
- higher education institutions as “special” organisations
- the public and private functions of higher education, including the various stakeholders in higher education
- the enduring challenges
- a perspective on higher education in and of the future.
Lecturer: Prof. Jeroen Huisman (Department of Sociology, Faculty of Political and Social Sciences, Ghent University)