Universities in the Knowledge Society has just been released
Lars Geschwind and Industrial doctoral student Stefan Lundborg have contributed a chapter on the Swedish higher education system in this volume.
Universities in the Knowledge Society:
The Nexus of National Systems of Innovation and Higher Education, has just been released by Springer. At this point the publisher has released the ebook version, and chapters can be purchased from the SpringerLink site here
The landscape of higher education has in recent years undergone significant change. This has been particular the case for research training, academic life, employment, working conditions and entrepreneurial activities of universities around the globe. The academy is expected to be more professional in teaching, more productive in research and more entrepreneurial in everything. Some of the changes involved have raised questions about the attractiveness of an academic career for today’s graduates. At the same time, knowledge has come to be identified as the most vital resource of contemporary societies.
This book explores the complex, multi-faceted relationships between national research and innovation systems and higher education. The transition towards knowledge societies /economies is repositioning the role of the university and transforming the academic profession.