The Unloved University
Complaints about the universities are endless – yet nothing happens. Perhaps because nobody really likes them. Politicians say they cost too much. The professors say they fail to satisfy ideals of free research and teaching. And students like them least of all because they have to spend the – allegedly – best years of their lives in these anonymous cramming factories. Jochen Hörisch suggests an unconventional reform: the alma mater should again become a place which attracts students and teachers because they can concentrate on subjects worthy of passionate commitment. Out with framework plans and modules, back to curiosity and experimentation! Let's make the colleges real universities again: it would not cost a penny.