Universities and societies around the world are involved in significant transition. Universities are now invited to expand their central aims and purposes in order to embrace a role in relation to the development of the societies in which they are located. This change of focus has major implications for curricula, modes of teaching and the student body.
International contributors to this wideranging text discuss different aspects of the phenomenon of globalisation in relation to higher education, but also in relation to moves by nation states to devolve government to regional and subregional bodies and the implications this has for educational systems.
David Bridges was Pro Vice Chancellor of the University of East Anglia until 2000 when we became founding Director of the Association of Universities in the East of England.
Palmira Juceviciene is Professor of Kaunas University of Technology, Head of the Department of Educational Systems and Director of the Institute of Educational Studies.
Robertas Jucevicius is Professor and Head of the Strategic Management Department at the Kaunas University of Technology. He also is a Director of Business Strategy Institute at the same University.
Terence Mclaughlin was formerly Professor of Philosophy of Education at the London Institute of Education.
Jolanta Stankeviciute is a Research Associate at the Von Hugel Institute, St Edmund’s College, Cambridge. She was previously an Associate Professor at Kaunas University of Technology.