Thursday, September 9, 2010

Universities as Knowledge Institutions in the Networked Age

Guest Editors: Philippe Aigrain,
Juan Carlos De Martin and Urs Gasser


The journal Policy Futures in Education (PFIE) - available online at - will publish a special issue on the impact of information technology and the Internet on universities

One topic to be addressed is how the process of learning within universities will change because of the Internet and digital devices. A second topic is how research will be affected by the Internet. The third topic regards how should universities use cyberspace to best implement their mission with respect to society.

Possible issues relating to the above topics include:
  • Digital Natives: how will the characteristics of the new generations of students, faculty and staff shape the future of universities?
  • The Spatial Infrastructure: physical and virtual spaces for higher education
The special issue builds upon the COMMUNIA 2010 Conference on University and Cyberspace - Reshaping Knowledge Institutions for the Networked Age, held at Turin, 28-30 June 2010. Submitters can visit the conference site and access material originating from the conference at

Papers should be sent as email attachments:

Deadline for submissions:
15 January 2011

All papers submitted will be evaluated using the PFIE's normal peer review process. Please also see the Journal's information for authors:

Editorial Contact:
Dr Philippe Aigrain
CEO, Sopinspace
4, passage de la Main d'Or
F-75011 Paris

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