La revista semana británica Times Higher Education  (THE), con sede en Londres, recoge, de forma exclusiva, noticias e informaciones relacionados con la educación superior. Se trata de la publicación más prestigiosa de Gran Bretaña y por ende, del mundo. Como referencia diremos  que está situada entre las primeras  20.000 webs del índice Alexa.Lo que indica su peso y prestigio, proyectado en el número de visitas que recibe.

THE acaba de publicar un amplio informe sobre una universidad vasca que posee unas características muy especiales: Mondragon Unibersitatea. El autor de dicho informe, David Matthews, ha visitado la institución educativa de la Corporación Coopeerativa Mondragon, con el objetivo de conocerla a fondo. En este texto nos presenta sus interesantes conclusiones.

Times Higher Education – 29/8/2013 – Gran Bretaña

Inside a cooperative university

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It is hard to think of a time when academics in the UK have been more dissatisfied with where the academy is going. Their list of gripes is long: from the rise of the student “consumer” to overpaid vice-chancellors, a distant management class, increasing marketisation, a seemingly ever-growing brood of administrators and, perhaps least tangibly, a sense that academia is turning into a competitive rather than comradely affair. Last year, senior scholars founded the Council for the Defence of British Universities, which set out to fight many of these developments, along with what they believe to be increasing control of universities by government and business. But so far no practical alternatives have emerged. Meanwhile, experiments such as Lincoln’s Social Science Centre, a cooperative organisation offering higher education for free, have taken place only on a very small, relatively informal scale.

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