The Future of the Post-Massified University at the Crossroads

Restructuring Systems and Functions

  • Jung Cheol Shin
  • Ulrich Teichler

Part of the Knowledge Studies in Higher Education book series (KSHE, volume 1)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Post-massification and Changing Environments

  3. Teaching, Research, and Service Functions at the Crossroads

  4. The University as a Social System at the Crossroads

  5. The Future of the University at the Crossroads

About this book


The modern university started as an innovative model - a research-driven teaching and service model in the 19th century -, but the contemporary university is in a crisis of identity. The major challenge is how to harmonize different missions, e.g., teaching, research, and service. The triple function has become questionable and research now dominates the other two functions in contemporary higher education. This book takes a step towards further academic and policy discussions on the restructuring the triple functions of university and designing the future of the post-massified university.


Academic profession Academic research Contemporary higher education Future of the university Future of university education Global university rankings Growth in academic research International higher education research Knowledge Society Main functions of the university Mission of university education Research focused universities Social and industrial development Teaching, research and service The contemporary university The modern university University as a social institution of teaching University development in the 21st century World-class university

Editors and affiliations

  • Jung Cheol Shin
    • 1
  • Ulrich Teichler
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of EducationSeoul National UniversitySeoulKorea, Republic of (South Korea)
  2. 2.International Centre for Higher Education Research (INCHER)KasselGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2014
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Humanities, Social Sciences and Law
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-01522-4
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-01523-1
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