Reinventing The Modern (Ancient) University

Global competition is forcing some of the world’s most venerable and tradition-bound universities to rethink what they do. “These tradition-loving (or -creating) institutions are currently enduring a thunderstorm of changes so fundamental that some say the very idea of the university is being challenged. Universities are experimenting with new ways of funding (most notably through student fees), forging partnerships with private companies and engaging in mergers and acquisitions. Such changes are tugging at the ivy’s roots.”