Universities in South Africa: ivory towers or social workshops?

SOURCE: HSRC Review
OUTPUT TYPE: Journal Article
PUBLICATION YEAR: 2011
TITLE AUTHOR(S): G.Kruss
KEYWORDS: UNIVERSITIES
DEPARTMENT: Inclusive Economic Development (IED)
Web link: http://www.hsrc.ac.za/en/review/June-2011/sa-universities
Intranet: HSRC Library: shelf number 6916

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Abstract

Research, teaching and community engagement appear in nearly every South African university's mission statement. We feel we know what research and teaching are. But 'community engagement', 'social responsibility' or whatever it may be called, seems like a good thing. Should universities not be doing more of it and fulfilling this mandate? DR GLENDA KRUSS of the HSRC looked at what they are doing.