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Limits to growth, a challenge to higher education

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Specialist in Computer Science and Applied Statistics. Member of the Club of Rome, and co-author of its report, The Limits to Growth.

Specialist in physics and in education, directed a project to study the implications of growth policy for post-secondary education. Has worked in the fields of curriculum development, educational philosophy and institutional change. Author of The Global Mind: Beyond the Limits to Growth.

This article is a slightly edited version of a speech presented to a conference on ‘Higher Education and the Quality of Life’.

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Meadows, D., Perelman, L. Limits to growth, a challenge to higher education. Prospects 7, 33–43 (1977). https://doi.org/10.1007/BF02221055

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