The future of the university

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Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to discuss the cost of basic or textbook knowledge that is asymptotically approaching zero.Design/methodology/approach – New ways to access such knowledge and to receive academic credit are challenging the mature academic institutions and acting as a disruptive innovation.Findings – These alternatives will create competitive models, some current institutions will fade or be absorbed and the present institutions will/are undergoing substantive changes in what is delivered and how and what will emerge as the new value proposition.Originality/value – This knowledge is both fungible and transferable across geo-political boundaries including the walls of the Ivory Tower. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR] Copyright of On the Horizon is the property of Emerald Group Publishing Limited and its content may not be copied or emailed to multiple sites or posted to a listserv without the copyright holder's express written permission. However, users may print, download, or email articles for individual use. This abstract may be abridged. No warranty is given about the accuracy of the copy. Users should refer to the original published version of the material for the full abstract. (Copyright applies to all Abstracts.)

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  • Jrgen Mittelstrass

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