Higher Education

, Volume 56, Issue 3, pp 381–393

Higher education and social change

Article

DOI: 10.1007/s10734-008-9126-4

Cite this article as:
Brennan, J. High Educ (2008) 56: 381. doi:10.1007/s10734-008-9126-4

Abstract

An agenda for future higher education research is proposed which incorporates four interconnected elements: changing social contexts; their implications for higher education; mechanisms of interaction between higher education and society; higher education’s impact on society. The role of comparative research in investigating these topics is discussed and a set of priorities for future research questions is proposed.

Keywords

Higher educationUniversitiesSocial changeKnowledge societyDiversityImpact of higher education

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© Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2008

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Centre for Higher Education Research and InformationThe Open UniversityLondonUK