Sustainable Futures for Higher Education

The Making of Knowledge Makers

  • Jaan Valsiner
  • Anastasiia Lutsenko
  • Alexandra Antoniouk

Part of the Cultural Psychology of Education book series (CPED, volume 7)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Introduction: Higher Education at Crossroads: Between Knowledge and Commerce

  3. Economic Factors in Contemporary Higher Education

  4. Universities in the Middle of Globalization

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 97-97
    2. Robert D. Greenberg
      Pages 99-107
    3. Volodymyr Satsyk
      Pages 115-122
    4. Mati Heidmets, Maiki Udam, Kätlin Vanari, Birgit Vilgats
      Pages 123-139
    5. Girishwar Misra, Rishabh Kumar Mishra
      Pages 151-174
  5. What Kinds of Knowledge Makers?

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 187-187
    2. Eugene S. Kryachko
      Pages 189-206
    3. Joshua W. Clegg, Joseph A. Ostenson, Bradford J. Wiggins
      Pages 219-231
  6. Current Collaborations and Future Needs in Knowledge Making

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 245-245
    2. Sarah Dick, Jennifer Hausen, Lina Jacob Carande, Franziska Sawitzki, Marisa Tenbrock
      Pages 247-262
    3. Dominik S. Mihalits, Natalie Rodax
      Pages 295-304
  7. General Conclusions: Quo Vadis, Higher Education?

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 311-311
    2. Thomas Szulevicz, Casper Feilberg
      Pages 313-326

About this book


This book on “Sustainable Futures of Higher Education” captures the current trends and perspectives of the Knowledge Makers from various nations of the world on meeting and greeting the challenges of globalization and the pressures of the knowledge economy. It makes a strong case for universities of tomorrow sustaining their autonomous thinking and yet nurturing an environment of collaborative partnership with society, corporate and industry to fuel innovations in plenty and continuous supply of new science and technologies.  Higher Education has been and shall remain a powerful vehicle of national and global transformation. I see a great value of the publication in impacting the minds of the leaders in higher education around the globe for revitalizing the universities.

Professor P. B Sharma, Pr
esident of Association of Indian Universities, AIU

How should the higher education system be in the globalization era? In this book Jaan Valsiner and his colleagues analyze, criticize the existing and propose a new higher education system.  When we say "higher education”, three different layers are supposed to be there-- the lower, the middle and the higher. The latter has the function of production of new knowledges. Without new knowledge, our societies are never improving. Authors warn commercialized systems such as the “Bologna system” overestimate the homogeneity of education.  ““Universities without Borders” would  guarantee both diversity and innovation in the higher education systems.

Professor Tatsuya Sato, Dean of Research, Ritsumekan University



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Editors and affiliations

  • Jaan Valsiner
    • 1
  • Anastasiia Lutsenko
    • 2
  • Alexandra Antoniouk
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Cultural Psychology, Niels Bohr Center for Cultural PsychologyAalborg UniversityAalborgDenmark
  2. 2.Monarch Business SchoolHagendorn-ZugSwitzerland
  3. 3.Institute of MathematicsNational Academy of Sciences of UkraineKiev, Kievs’kaUkraine

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Education Education (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-96034-0
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-96035-7
  • Series Print ISSN 2364-6780
  • Series Online ISSN 2364-6799
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