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The Perfect Storm for Universities

Unfortunately, the hegemony of a unique paradigm based on a neo-liberal policy and management framework still restricts the collective imagination to look for and apply alternative solutions. The marketization and McDonaldization of higher education came with a great price for universities, economies and the future of our economic growth. The most important part may be that this unique model — aggressively promoted by conservatives as the only sane solution for higher education — suppressed a genuine debate on a variety of issues of crucial importance for universities in the 21st century.

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