Castells on the importance of universities in 2017


Castells on the importance of universities in 2017

Manuel Castells, in his Afterword to the book Castells in Africa: Universities and Development, concludes as follows:

“The convergence between the shift to a new form of economic organisation, the acceleration of the technological revolution, and the re-legitimation of political institutions, has a site in society: higher education. This is why the university is simultaneously a decisive battlefield and our hope for a better future in the midst of the current darkness.”

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