Vice-Chancellor's welcoming address 2011

Badat, S. (2011) Vice-Chancellor's welcoming address 2011. In: Vice-Chancellor's welcoming 2011, 01 February 2011 13:00 - 05 February 2011 13:00, Grahamstown. (Unpublished)

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From introduction: The Purposes of a University. So permit me to spend a few minutes on the meaning of a university and the three purposes. Rhodes University exists to serve. The first purpose is to produce knowledge, so that we can advance understanding of our natural and social worlds and enrich our scientific and cultural heritage. This means that we ‘test the inherited knowledge of earlier generations’, we dismantle the mumbo jumbo that masquerades for knowledge, we ‘reinvigorate’ knowledge, and we share our findings with others. As a university, our second purpose is to disseminate knowledge and to develop your minds. Our goal is to ensure that you can think imaginatively, ‘effectively and critically’; that you ‘achieve depth in some field of knowledge’; that you can critique ideas and views and construct alternatives, and that you can communicate cogently, orally and in writing. Our final purpose as a university is to undertake community engagement, whether this is as part of academic courses or your voluntary participation in community projects organized by our Community Engagement Office.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Speech)
Uncontrolled Keywords:knowledge, disseminate knowledge, community engagement, academic reputation, scholarship
Subjects:L Education > L Education (General)
Divisions:Vice-Chancellor's Office
ID Code:4187
Deposited By: Roelien Clarke
Deposited On:05 Dec 2012 12:10
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