p-ISSN 2146-796X
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Recep Öztürk
Salih Murat Akkın
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Burak Önal
Harun Serpil
Yiğit Yurder
2021 Volume 11
Deomed Publishing
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Çevrimiçi Erken Baskı / Online Preprint Issue
Literature Review
Received: January 15, 2019; Accepted: March 8, 2020; Published online: May 14, 2020
doi:10.2399/yod.19.512935; Copyright © 2020, Deomed
Reconsidering the Changing Higher Education System from Sociocultural and Spatial Perspectives
Asım Mustafa Ayten1 ORCIDID (E-mail), İbrahim Hakan Göver2 ORCIDID
1Department of Urban and Regional Planning, Faculty of Architecture, Abdullah Gül University, Kayseri, Turkey
2Department of Political Sciences and International Relations, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, Abdullah Gül University, Kayseri, Turkey
*This study was presented and published as an abstract titled "An Analysis of the Interaction of the Changing Higher Education System with the Spatial Structure within the Framework of Sociocultural Structure" at the 3rd International Higher Education Studies Conference hosted by Abdullah Gül University between October 11 and 13, 2018.
Education and research are vital for social development and progress. The changing sociocultural structures and new needs have resulted in some important functional changes in higher education systems with a deep impact on universities serving these needs at the highest level. Besides experiencing these functional changes, the universities today have become spaces of socialization with their social, cultural and sports facilities, replacing their traditional spatial role of offering education only. The local dynamics changing with globalization have now reshaped the global and local roles of universities, highlighting the added value they provide to the society. Sociocultural changes trigger all these functional and structural changes in universities. Therefore, sociocultural factors and their importance should not be ignored in a changing higher education system. In this study, the impact of sociocultural factors with their related spatial structures on world higher education system will be analyzed within their historical contexts, and some suggestions for future universities will be offered considering the current changes. In the first part of the study, the changes in societies and universities will be presented within the historical context. In the second part, the spatial forms and structures of universities will be discussed. In the third part, the catalytic effects of the specific sociocultural factors will be highlighted and elaborated on. Finally, some suggestions will be made for the universities of the future in the light of the current situation and the data available.
Keywords: Campus planning and design, globalization, higher education, sociocultural structure
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