Peder Saether Symposium

5th Peder Saether Symposium
March 9-10, 2000
Alumni House, UC Berkeley

The developing influence of new communication technologies (NCT) is predicted to have a destabilizing or transforming effect on traditional forms of higher education in the early decades of the 21st century. This two-day symposium explored the impact of the new modes of knowledge generation, transmission, and assessment on institutions of higher education in Scandinavia, the U.S., and other countries.

This event formed one component of a larger international comparative program, Higher Education in the Digital Age, centered on the topic of new communication technologies and higher education policy. This program is being developed with the help of Hewlett Foundation funds. For more information, contact the Program Director, Dr. Diane Harley.

The event was co-sponsored by the Center for Studies in Higher Education (CSHE-UCB); the Berkeley Multimedia Research Center (BMRC-UCB); the Institute of European Studies (IES-UCB); the Royal Norwegian Consulate General, San Francisco; the Consulate General of Sweden, San Francisco; the Swedish Ministry of Education and Science; and the Norwegian Council of Universities. Generous support was also provided by other organizations.

Further information about the organization and history of the Peder Sæther Symposium is available on the About page.