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Introduction

This book is an inquiry into values in higher education. It has been written in response to a belief that those who graduate from our universities and institutions of higher learning have to take a large measure of responsibility for dealing with the complex problems the world currently faces, partly because educated people seem to have caused most of the problems in the first place and partly because society invests heavily in higher education with the hope of achieving a better future. If higher education wants to play a part in shaping this future, the sector will need to change the way it thinks about its purposes and how it can meet its responsibilities to society. To make this change is a question of values.