• 00:00    |    
    Initial credits
  • 00:06    |    
    Introduction by Luis Figueroa
  • 00:13    |    
    What is the role of universities in a modern world?
  • 01:12    |    
    Are universities in a transitional period from old ways to new ways?
    • Universities' fees
    • Technology in universities
    • Closed systems
  • 04:17    |    
    What philosophy should be behind these universities?
    • Boards of accreditation
    • Implementation of market in universities
    • Effects on students of an anti-market system
  • 09:13    |    
    Have you interacted with staff and students of Universidad Francisco Marroquín?
  • 10:23    |    
    Final words
  • 10:30    |    
    Final credits

What is the Role of Universities in Modern Society?

New Media  | 29 de abril de 2011  | Vistas: 68

Nicholas Capaldi shares his insight regarding the educational systems applied in universities nowadays. He believes the old system, in which students had to live separated from the real world, did more harm than good, and calls for the implementation of a more modern system. Capaldi mentions that universities should be led as free market enterprises, in which competition becomes spontaneous and new technology is used, in order to provide a better service. Finally, he refers to Universidad Francisco Marroquín as an example as to how a university should be held in today's world.


Nicholas Capaldi is director of the Center for Spiritual Capital at…


Nuestra misión es la enseñanza y difusión de los principios éticos, jurídicos y económicos de una sociedad de personas libres y responsables.

Universidad Francisco Marroquín