General information

Course type AMUPIE
Module title Higher Education In The Intercultural Relations
Language English
Module lecturer prof. UAM dr hab. Cezary Kościelniak
Lecturer's email
Lecturer position Professor
Faculty Faculty of Anthropology and Cultural Studies
Semester 2021/2022 (summer)
Duration 30


Module aim (aims)

• The main aim of the lecture is that, introducing students to the selected issues of higher education policy in the perspective of culture. The following topics are included: uni & entrepreneurial change, religion, civic society, sustainable development, etc. • The lecture is focused on both historical (e.g. emerging Modern models of university) and current issues of higher education policy. The lecture bases on multidisciplinary approach, and presents the mixed studies and data’s.

Pre-requisites in terms of knowledge, skills and social competences (where relevant)

The module is addressed to students, who accomplished at least three modules in the any field of the humanities. Students are requested to active participation in the module, especially in taking a part in discussion.Exam: essay.


Week 1: Higher education research and cultural approach– introductionWeek 2: Humboldt’ian model of universityWeek 3: J. H. Newman and the universityWeek 4: Clark Kerr and the model of “entrepreneurial university”.Week 5: The room for religion in universities Week 6: Universities and the processes of secularizationWeek 7: The civic mission of the universitiesWeek 8: Higher education policy and sustainable development agenda.Week 9: The crisis of welfare state and higher education policyWeek 10: Shaping higher education policy in the post-transformation countriesWeek 11: Reforms of higher education policy in PolandWeek 12: Universities and new trends in creating the knowledge societyWeek 13: Building the international higher education Week 14: The university of the future: main trends in current higher education policyWeek 15: Final essay consultation

Reading list

Basic reading list below, other readers will deliver during the lecture.Altbach: American higher education in the twenty-first century: Social, political, and economic challenges, 1998Altbach: Globalization and the university, F&T 2009.Nussbaum: Cultivating Humanities, HUP 2007.Sommerville: Decline of the Secular Universities, OUP 2006.The Oxford Handbook of the Welfare State, OUP 2010.