Expert or humanist - a role of the university in shaping contemporary economy
Pomiędzy specjalistą i humanistą - rola uniwersytetu w kształtowaniu współczesnej gospodarki
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Two very important documents: "Magna Carta Universitatum" and "Bologna Declaration" define the universities as important players in contemporary economy. It results in the development of market-oriented programmes, internships and engagement in building entrepreneurial attitudes. The "Europe of Knowledge", which is considered to be an important factor for social and human growth, evokes questions about the role of education. The universities should seek balance between "usefulness" of academic knowledge and "open attitude toward the world". If we agree that the Universities are the trustees of humanistic tradition, higher education institutions should redefine their objectives. They should teach (not instruct) open-minded students who will create "thinking" society. Otherwise, ages of the university tradition will be replaced by global market approach.
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