The university in techno-rational times: Critical university studies, South Africa

Aslam Fataar, Shireen Motala, Andre Keet, Premesh Lalu, Sarah Nuttall, Kirti Menon, Luan Staphorst

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This concept note was produced for a symposium held under the banner of Critical University Studies–South Africa (CUS-SA) at the University of Johannesburg in August 2022. The opening plenary session was addressed by Profs. Premesh Lalu, Sarah Mosoetsa and Sarah Nuttall. A summary of a paper prepared for this symposium by Michael Peters on the university in techno-rational times was presented as part of the panel. The rest of the symposium featured critical discussion in response to this concept note and presentations of potential chapter contributions for a book on the theme. The concept note is followed below by six responses by South African higher education scholars in response to Michael Peters’ and the CUS-SA concept note.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)835-843
Number of pages9
JournalEducational Philosophy and Theory
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 2023


  • Critical university studies
  • South Africa
  • techno-scientific rationality

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education
  • History and Philosophy of Science


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