Book section Open Access

Universities as dynamic systems of contradictory functions

Castells, Manuel

"Universities are institutions that in all societies, throughout history, have performed basic functions that are implicit in the role that is assigned to them by society through political power or economic influence. These functions, and their combination, result from the specific history of education, science, culture and ideology in each country. However, we can distinguish four major functions at the theoretical level whose specific weight in each historical epoch defines the predominate role of a given university system and the specific task of each university within the overall university system."

Published by African Minds.
Files (588.0 kB)
Name Size
588.0 kB Download
All versions This version
Views 380380
Downloads 305305
Data volume 179.3 MB179.3 MB
Unique views 342342
Unique downloads 285285


Cite as