The Creative University

  • Michael A. Peters
  • Tina Besley

Part of the Creative Education book series (CREA)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vi
  2. Michael A. Peters, Tina Besley
    Pages 1-7
  3. Simon Marginson
    Pages 9-32
  4. Peter Murphy
    Pages 33-47
  5. Elizabeth Grierson
    Pages 61-71
  6. Jonathan Beller
    Pages 93-110
  7. Marek Tesar
    Pages 111-118
  8. Nadine Dolby
    Pages 119-130
  9. Peter Roberts
    Pages 131-143
  10. Teresa Swirski
    Pages 145-159
  11. Susanne Maria Weber
    Pages 161-192

About this book


The concept of the “Creative University” signals that higher education stands at the center of the creative economy indicating the growing significance of intellectual capital and innovation for economic growth and cultural development. Increasingly economic activity is socialised through new media and depends on immaterial and digital goods. This immaterial economy includes new international labour markets that demand analytic skills, global competencies and an understanding of markets in tradeable knowledges. Delivery modes in education are being reshaped. Global cultures are spreading in the form of knowledge and research networks. Openness, networking, cross-border people movement, flows of ideas, capital and scholars are changing the conditions of imagining and producing creative work. The economic aspect of creativity refers to the production of new ideas, aesthetic forms, scholarship, original works of art and cultural products, as well as scientific inventions and technological innovations. It embraces both open source communication as well as commercial intellectual property. This collection explores these ideas as the basis for a new development agenda for universities.


immaterial economy innovation higher education

Editors and affiliations

  • Michael A. Peters
    • 1
  • Tina Besley
    • 2
  1. 1.University of WaikatoHamiltonNew Zealand
  2. 2.University of WaikatoHamiltonNew Zealand

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