Posts Tagged ‘University’

In My Opinion.

February 16, 2009

graduates-0021In my opinion, the main difference between a university and a polytechnic is the type of conversations that the staff have.

We often say that the main difference between a polytechnic and a university is the type of degree that they do – polytechnic being applied, universities more theoretical. But universities are offering more and more applied degrees and courses – especially as technology changes, and I am not convinced that there is a clear demarcation anymore.

In terms of responsibilities, universities tend to have responsibility to a community of knowledge, to expand on that body of knowledge and this is usually done through research. What therefore are the responsibilities of the polytechnic sector? Are they to the workplace? To the student? To the (more…)