The Idea of the University Today
As someone whose scholarly interest is in medieval philosophy and theology, I have always been intrigued by questions about why the University of Oxford and similar higher education institutions appeared in the 1200s and have endured for eight centuries. They must possess something of lasting value to survive through so many dramatic changes in society. What has contributed to their staying power?
Originally published: June 25, 2018
Author: Rev. John I. Jenkins
Institution: University of Notre Dame
Published by: Inside Higher Ed