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The University Research System: The Public Policies of the Home of Scientists

The University Research System: The Public Policies of the Home of Scientists 596 Journal of Higher Education The University Research System: The Public Policies of the Home of Scien­ tists, edited by Bjorn Wittrock and Aant Elzinga. Stockholm: Almqvist and Wiksell International, 1985. iv + 220 pp. JOHN ZIMAN, Imperial College of Science and Technology The intimate connections between higher education and research are surpris­ ingly unexplored by social scientists. The educationalists tend to treat "re­ search" mainly as a means of personal development for individual members of the teaching staffs of academic institutions; the sociologists of science regard academic appointments and promotions as rewards for research prowess but largely ignore all the educational responsibilities that go with them. The ten papers commissioned for The University Research System bridge a serious gap in our scholarly understanding of what is familiar to every scholar-the modern university. The first three chapters of this book were evidently intended to set the scene by dealing with the changing role and function of university research in society. The middle chapters indicate both the uniformity and the diversity of university and research organisations in the United States, Latin America and Sweden. The fmal chapters press for a "political sociology" of science to grasp the significance of these http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png The Journal of Higher Education Taylor & Francis

The University Research System: The Public Policies of the Home of Scientists

The Journal of Higher Education , Volume 58 (5): 2 – Sep 1, 1987

The University Research System: The Public Policies of the Home of Scientists

The Journal of Higher Education , Volume 58 (5): 2 – Sep 1, 1987

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596 Journal of Higher Education The University Research System: The Public Policies of the Home of Scien­ tists, edited by Bjorn Wittrock and Aant Elzinga. Stockholm: Almqvist and Wiksell International, 1985. iv + 220 pp. JOHN ZIMAN, Imperial College of Science and Technology The intimate connections between higher education and research are surpris­ ingly unexplored by social scientists. The educationalists tend to treat "re­ search" mainly as a means of personal development for individual members of the teaching staffs of academic institutions; the sociologists of science regard academic appointments and promotions as rewards for research prowess but largely ignore all the educational responsibilities that go with them. The ten papers commissioned for The University Research System bridge a serious gap in our scholarly understanding of what is familiar to every scholar-the modern university. The first three chapters of this book were evidently intended to set the scene by dealing with the changing role and function of university research in society. The middle chapters indicate both the uniformity and the diversity of university and research organisations in the United States, Latin America and Sweden. The fmal chapters press for a "political sociology" of science to grasp the significance of these

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Taylor & Francis
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Copyright 1987 Ohio State University Press
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1538-4640
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0022-1546
DOI
10.1080/00221546.1987.11778284
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596 Journal of Higher Education The University Research System: The Public Policies of the Home of Scien­ tists, edited by Bjorn Wittrock and Aant Elzinga. Stockholm: Almqvist and Wiksell International, 1985. iv + 220 pp. JOHN ZIMAN, Imperial College of Science and Technology The intimate connections between higher education and research are surpris­ ingly unexplored by social scientists. The educationalists tend to treat "re­ search" mainly as a means of personal development for individual members of the teaching staffs of academic institutions; the sociologists of science regard academic appointments and promotions as rewards for research prowess but largely ignore all the educational responsibilities that go with them. The ten papers commissioned for The University Research System bridge a serious gap in our scholarly understanding of what is familiar to every scholar-the modern university. The first three chapters of this book were evidently intended to set the scene by dealing with the changing role and function of university research in society. The middle chapters indicate both the uniformity and the diversity of university and research organisations in the United States, Latin America and Sweden. The fmal chapters press for a "political sociology" of science to grasp the significance of these

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Published: Sep 1, 1987

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