Since long ago I have been thinking about good and bad features of modern higher education, and tried to imagine how the ideal higher educational institution, the ideal university should look like. Here I shall share some thoughts concerning this subject.
Ideal university, in my opinion, is primarily a place for studying. It may sound obvious, but in fact it is very important idea – the universities in their present condition have turned into places where students are engaged in all kind of personal and social activities except for studying.
Well, maybe not except, but there is really way too much attention paid to things like socialization, extracurricular activities, clubs, sporting events and so on and so forth. They should be reduced to a minimum. A higher educational institution is a place to obtain information, not communicate.