The Indispensable University

Universities as Urban Community Leaders: The Indispensable University is a new book by recently retired Virgina Commonwealth University President Trani….  “The Indispensable University asserts that higher education is undergoing a ‘major transformation that is fundamentally redefining the relationship of colleges and universities to the broader community.  This transformation is occurring at every level of higher education, from community colleges, to comprehensive undergraduate schools, to research-intensive doctoral universities. And it is becoming an increasingly global phenomenon as universities around the world seek to redefine themselves in ways that will enable them to become significant actors in the modern, knowledge-based economy.'” Great cities and great universities is a vital partnership to be nurtured

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