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Research, Universities and the Knowledge Society

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A familiar argument runs as follows. We live nowadays in a Knowledge Society, so we must expand our personal and collective knowledge if we are to prosper. This promotes the part education plays in our age; all readers will be aware of the pressing need to gain credentials for individual success as well as for our educational institutions to be top notch. An especially important form of knowledge, that which provides advantage in this highly competitive world, is research, the cutting edge knowledge that enables innovation. Because of this universities are today’s central institutions since not only do they produce the high calibre personnel who maintain the Knowledge Society, but also they generate the new knowledge which ensures market success.

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  • Theoretical Knowledge
  • Knowledge Society
  • Early School Leaver
  • Provincial Institution
  • Part Education

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Webster, F. (2005). Research, Universities and the Knowledge Society. In: Participating in the Knowledge Society. Palgrave Macmillan, London. https://doi.org/10.1057/9780230523043_17

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