States that four trends promise to dramatically change the university of the next century: globalization, virtualization, multiculturalism, and politicization, driven by economy and efficiency, technology, values and rights, and power and politics. The article explores the impact of these trends on the future of the university, presents possibilities for structural change, and offers probable scenarios for the future. The conclusions suggest that the Web and globalism may end the monopoly of the traditional university and paradoxically place the transformed university simultaneously at the center of society.
Inayatullah, S. and Gidley, J. (2000), "Trends Transforming the Universities of This Century: Virtualize, Disappear, or Transform", On the Horizon, Vol. 8 No. 2, pp. 1-6. https://doi.org/10.1108/10748120010803357
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