ABSTRACT

Research-intensive universities around the world are reviewing what and how they teach. The curriculum, a long neglected fi eld in higher education, has become a live area for debate. This book refl ects the new focus on curriculum and also on curriculum change in universities. We explore how institutions have used curriculum changes strategically to achieve their institutional goals and aims. Although we take a very broad view of curricula, we have focused on how research-intensive institutions use the curriculum to provide a distinctive experience for their students. In this context, the curriculum can become central to all of the work of the university, linking researchers, academics and students and their mutual learning and development.