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Alexander, A. and Manolchev, C. (2020), "The future of university or universities of the future: a paradox for uncertain times", International Journal of Educational Management, Vol. ahead-of-print No. ahead-of-print. https://doi.org/10.1108/IJEM-01-2020-0018Download as .RIS
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