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The Age of Science-Tech Universities
Responsibilities, Challenges and Strategies

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ISBN 9781032138350
December 29, 2021 Forthcoming by Routledge
150 Pages 55 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

Analysing past and ongoing trends that have shaped the landscape of universities worldwide, this book explores the possible paths for the future of universities, along three main dimensions characterising key strategic choices: knowledge creation and dissemination; relationships within society and governance mechanisms.

By sharing reflections and offering directions on the changing role of technical universities, especially in Europe, this book considers the change and disruption that are causing universities to reconsider their role.

This book:

  • provides an up-to-date picture of the role of technical universities in the European context
  • critically discusses the strengths and weaknesses of technical universities
  • identifies emerging challenges that will shape their evolution going forward
  • provides insight into how current models can be adapted and adopted for future use.

Impinging on extensive trans-disciplinary research, this book highlights the need of the technical university within society and its role not only to improve skills, but education in the most articulated sense, to train future citizens and professionals. The book is a must-read for all those interested in the future of the technical university.

Table of Contents

Preface;  Acknowledgements ;  Introduction;  1: Universities and Their Challenges in a Changing World;  2: Education, Research, Entrepreneurship, Society: Comparing Models;  3: Governance in Universities;  4: Strategic Choices for Universities of Science and Technology;  5: Conclusions

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Paola Francesca Antonietti, Paola Bertola, Antonio Capone, Bianca Maria Colosimo, Davide Moscatelli, Carolina Pacchi and Stefano Ronchi are Professors at Politecnico di Milano with expertise ranging from Urban Planning to Mechanics, from Design to Chemistry. Together they form PoliMI 2040, a team built to support the strategic decision-making process by developing possible future scenarios.