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The university : an illustrated history
Tejerina, Fernando.


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Serie Universidad. English.
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[Madrid] : Turner ; New York : In association with Overlook Duckworth, 2011.
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433 p. : ill. (some col.), ports. ; 29 cm.
Science in antiquity. Science in the ancient world and its transmission to the west / University education in imperial China / Science and learning in the Muslim age / The madrassa / The birth of an institution. Europe and the universities / The Colleges of Bologna / Oxford and Cambridge: the foundation of the colleges / Humanism and reform in the university. Universities in the age of the Habsburgs / Cervantes and the University in Spain's golden age / Students: well-schooled rogues / University, enlightenment and liberalism. From the enlightenment to liberalism / Students in the eighteenth century / The German and English models / The university in the Americas : Three centuries of founding universities in colonial Latin America / Education in ancient Mexico / Places of learning of the Mexica and Inca peoples / Science in Inca culture / Jesuit universities in Latin America / The university in Latin America and the Caribbean / Higher education in Mexico / Higher education in Brazil / Universities in North America / The University of Scotland : seed of North American's / The future of the humanities in North American universities / The mass university. The university in the world and the modern university / Soviet regime and the university / University and technological development / The Erasmus Programme, a keystone in European cooperation and exchange / Towards a knowledge-intensive society. The university in the twenty-first century : challenges and uncertainties / Research institutes and knowledge transfer : a Scandinavian perspective / African universities in the twenty-first century / World-class universities / The creation of a knowledge economy : the role of universities in India / Towards new models of university cooperation and technology in the European Union / The international reach of UK universities at the beginning of the twenty-first century / The development of the Chinese universities: rising stars in the twenty-first century / The university and architecture : University, space and utopia
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The transmission of knowledge lies at the heart of civilization. In the ancient world, science drew life from two sources. Master artisans honed their practical wisdom and passed it on from one generation to the next. Elsewhere, philosophers, sages and divines engaged in debate and lent increasingly complex form to human thought. These two traditions - technique and theory - have served ever since as the vessels of knowledge and of human experience itself. The University: an Illustrated History, written in a concise, readable style by distinguished scholars drawn from a wide range of disciplines, brings us the events, the people, the cities and the institutions that gave shape to this vast and absorbing story. The closing section opens our eyes to fascinating prospects, and makes a robust contribution to the discussion on the challenges and uncertainties faced by universities today.