Free spirit of inquiry is cornerstone of a varsity

Abd Razak, Dzulkifli (2008) Free spirit of inquiry is cornerstone of a varsity. New Sunday Times.

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    WE have heard about "free" school before. What about a "free" university? Here, the word "free" carries a far deeper intellectual notion than the superficial idea of higher education as a commodity or a traded service with a hefty price tag. A good illustration, perhaps, is the Free University of Brussels or Universite Libre de Bruxelles (ULB). Established in the early 1800s, it was "independently" set up by a number of provinces that broke away from the Kingdom of the Netherlands which formed the Belgian state in 1830. Then, they were already three state universities in the country at Ghent, Liege and Leuven, but none in Brussels, though it had been promoted to the rank of capital city.

    Item Type: Article
    Subjects: L Education > L Education (General)
    Divisions: Koleksi Naib Canselor (Vice Chancellor Collection) > Profesor Tan Sri Dato' Dzulkifli Abdul Razak > Newspaper Clippings
    Depositing User: Mr Noorazilan Noordin
    Date Deposited: 06 Apr 2017 10:35
    Last Modified: 06 Apr 2017 10:35
    URI: http://eprints.usm.my/id/eprint/32877

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