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By Jo Ritzen

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<P style="LINE-HEIGHT: common; MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt" class=MsoNormal>Though Europe’s universities are rather well represented one of the world’s most sensible two hundred universities, they're nearly fullyyt absent from the pinnacle fifty. during this impassioned e-book, Jo Ritzen argues that ecu universities are economically, culturally, and socially underexploited, and he outlines a chain of alterations essential to make those associations extra profitable. He advocates reorganizing universities to want innovation over forms, securing financing from deepest resources to satisfy the gaps left by means of public funds cuts, and matching and choosing scholars with an eye fixed towards successfully teaching for a world exertions industry. With such reinvention, universities could turn into instrumental to strengthening the ecu aggressive place via fiscal innovation, elevated social unity, and a extra brilliant cultural dynamism.

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In the new EU countries participation may not be as high as those of the older EU countries or of Korea (almost 69% in 1997) and Japan (almost 43% in 1999 and 56% in 2006). The Heads of State of the EU decided in 2000 to formulate the Lisbon goal of an enrolment of 50% of the age group by 2010. a. a. a. 5 Source: Eurostat (2008b) The university systems of the EU share the history of the first universities established in Bologna (1088) and Paris (1150), followed by Oxford (1167), Cambridge (1209), Salamanca (1218), Montpellier (1220), Padua (1222), Naples (1224), Toulouse (1229), Prague (1348), Heidelberg (1386), and Louvain (1425; see Compayré, 1893).

488). At that time many of the elite European universities were better off! In other words: it is highly likely that a ranking of universities in the early past of the 20th century would have shown a clear dominance of European universities. Virtually every European nation has its tale of European university professors visiting US universities in the early parts of the 20th century and reporting back. Berkel (1990) gives an overview of the Dutch tale. Two intertwined elements jump out in the observations of the European explorers of US universities: – The general admiration for the pragmatism, the quality and the diversity of US universities.

Aghion et al. 08 * measured by the (logarithm of the) the Shangai ranking 1 Dummy variable, taking either 0 or 1 Source: Aghion et al. 10 which shows also the impact of the interaction between budget and autonomy for their sample of 66 top European universities. 10 Effect of budget and autonomy on research performance* Variable Size of the university Age of the university Budget per student Budget autonomy Interaction between budget and autonomy Effect of research on performance + + + + + * measured by the (logarithm of the) the Shangai ranking Source: Aghion et al.

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