大学:復興か衰退か?

「ヨーロッパの大学は、グループとして捉えると、大陸の乏しい経済業績を改善するために必要とされる、知的かつ創造的なエネルギーを提供できていない。」この劇的な言明は、副題を「復興か衰退か、」とする、私がこの省察のために借りた新しい冊子で紹介されている。

冊子の二人の著者、ファイナンシャル・タイムスの元編集者で、イギリス産業同盟の次期事務局長リチャード・ランバート、そして、British Petroleum戦略方針開発グループ副社長ニック・バトラーは、偏った学術的好奇心を代弁しているのではない。彼らのヨーロッパに関する意見は、おそらく世界における他の大部分にも優に当てはまるが、米国はその限りではない。

ランバートとバトラーは、ヨーロッパの大学について、取り組むべき4つの主要な弱点があるとした。それらは以下のとおりである。

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