The Third Age of the University: From Interpretation to Generation to Commercialization of Knowledge

By Harry Hillman Chartrand.

Published by Journal of the World Universities Forum

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One of the ironies of history is that the three major knowledge or ‘epistemological’ revolutions in the West occurred in spite of not because of the University. Thus the Renaissance was the product of Artists & Humanists
working outside its walls not Scholars within its towers. The Scientific Revolution, or more precisely innovation of the instrumental experimental scientific method, occurred outside not inside its cloistered halls and the Industrial Revolution was ignited by dissenters who could not attend University. Today the University struggles with yet another epistemic revolution, specifically genomics and bioinformatics. Can it learn from the past and become an agent of change rather than an environmental impediment in this revolution?

Keywords: Academia, Culture, Economics, Genomics, Knowledge, Law, University

Journal of the World Universities Forum, Volume 1, Issue 1, pp.85-92. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 547.603KB).

Dr. Harry Hillman Chartrand

Proprietor, Compiler Press, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada

Harry Hillman Chartrand PhD is a cultural economist and publisher of Compiler Press: Intellectual Property in the Global Village. He lectures in economics and agricultural economics at the University of Saskatchewan. His most recent books include: The Competitiveness of Nations in a Global Knowledge-Based Economy: Ideological Evolution, VDM Verlag, September 2007, ISBN 978-3-8364-2804-0. The Compleat Multilateral Copyright & Related Agreements, Conventions, Covenants & Treaties 1886-2007, March 2007, Compiler Press, ISBN 978-0-9689523-5-1 The Compleat Canadian Copyright Act 1921-2006: Present, Past & Proposed Provisions, September 2006, Compiler Press, ISBN 0-9689523-4-8.

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