The Changing Role of the University in the 21st Century

12/6/2012 | German House New York

The Changing Role of the University in the 21st Century
In our rapidly changing economic environment, there has been a push in the U.S. and Germany to provide training at the undergraduate level to enable graduates to immediately enter the work force. As a result of this pressure to create job-ready graduates, are our universities moving away from the principles of a traditional liberal arts education? Shifting institutional strategies, higher education costs, and curriculum internationalization are just a few of the issues facing universities today. Please join Prof. Jutta Allmendinger and Prof. Philip Altbach as they address the role of higher education in preparing students as future employees and active citizens.To RSVP, please click here.

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  • Featured Speakers

    • Jochen Wolter (Welcome Remarks)

      Consul, Head of Press and Public Information, Consulate General of the Federal Republic of Germany in New York

    • Prof. Jutta Allmendinger

      President, Social Science Research Center Berlin

    • Prof. Philip G. Altbach

      Director, Center for International Higher Education, Lynch School of Education, Boston College

    • Dr. Joann Halpern (Moderator)

      Director, German Center for Research and Innovation