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Stephen Downes

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The authors are a Vice-Chancellor and Director of Policy at the University of Lincoln. The core for their short manifesto is  that "permeability should be the new lens which reframes the historic, core activities of universities; across organisational and national boundaries, between different groups and communities, technologies, and disciplines." I think that 'permeability' is a great work to represent the concept of being able to say that the university is open and interactive, without it really being so. And I'm afraid that the manifesto doesn't reach far beyond the existing conception of the university (after all, what can be said of a call to "slow things down" and "partnerships between policy makers, societal interest groups and researchers."

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