A History of the University in Europe: Volume 4, Universities since 1945

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Walter Rüegg
Cambridge University Press, Dec 16, 2010 - History
This is the final volume in a four-part series covering the development of the university in Europe (east and west) from its origins to the present day, focusing on a number of major themes viewed from a European perspective. The originality of the series lies in its comparative, interdisciplinary, collaborative and transnational nature. It deals also with the content of what was taught at the universities, but its main purpose is an appreciation of the role and structures of the universities as seen against a backdrop of changing conditions, ideas and values. This volume deals with the reconstruction and epoch-making expansion of higher education after 1945, which led to the triumph of modern science. It traces the development of the relationship between universities and national states, teachers and students, their ambitions and political activities. Special attention is paid to fundamental changes in the content of teaching at the universities.
 

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Contents

PATTERNS
31
RELATIONS WITH AUTHORITY
73
MANAGEMENT AND RESOURCES
124
TEACHERS
162
ADMISSION
207
CURRICULUM STUDENTS
238
STUDENT MOVEMENTS
276
GRADUATION AND CAREERS
319
THE MATHEMATICAL EXACT
424
THE BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES
451
THE EARTH SCIENCES
473
TECHNOLOGY
528
FROM THE UNIVERSITY IN EUROPE
550
Universities founded in Europe between 1945
575
Name index
595
Subject index
603

SOCIAL SCIENCES HISTORY
371

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About the author (2010)

Walter Regg is Professor Emeritus of Sociology at the University of Bern, Switzerland.

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