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The Future of Universities

Economist Larry Summers, former President of Harvard lays out his view of a university and Philip Dodd debates with the OU's Josie Fraser, Justin Stover and NESTA's Geoff Mulgan

Economist Larry Summers, former President of Harvard lays out his view of a university and Philip Dodd debates with the OU's Josie Fraser, classicist Justin Stover and NESTA's Geoff Mulgan. How is globalisation and new technology changing the university campus and are traditional courses in humanities subjects like English literature and the classics under threat?

You can find Philip talking to academic Camille Paglia here https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m0006t8t
to Niall Fergusson about the importance of networks here https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b096gv0d
to David Willetts here https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b09gsxhq
about Nietsche's views of a university education in University Therapy or Learning? here https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b07gnj1b

Producer: Eliane Glaser.

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