A competences scheme for European universities

Many papers on “universities of the future” do not ground their visions in a wider vision of society. If they assume anything by default, it is a version of the socio-economic situation of the last decade (the last one where money was plentiful) but with “more and cheaper tech”. In contrast, this paper starts with a prediction of the socio-technical civilisation of 2030, with a focus on Europe (which you may love, hate or just ignore), and within that formulates a vision for the models of universities that best fit that civilisation.  The vision paper is grounded on a growing body of research on “time” aspects of learning – see in particular http://www.scribd.com/doc/96397285/Time-Bacsich-Final-Final-PDF