Humboldt’s university model in the contemporary world

Cover Page


The article analyses the history of Humboldt’s university model and its relevance and effectiveness nowadays. Humboldt’s university model has been developed in the beginning of the 19th century by W. von Humboldt and widespread worldwide. Universities which were organized according to the model depended on a national state and interacted with it, benefiting the state’s culture and educational level of the population, developing scientific research. The model was criticizing during the 20th century, but many famous universities shared its values. B. Readings in his “University in Ruins” shows that Humboldt’s university model does not work anymore because of the decreasing influence of national states, growing significance of the global market and disappearing of national culture as phenomenon. The author argues that Humboldt’s university model has been restricted since Humboldt’s times but it is still the basic model of contemporary universities worldwide.

O V Savvina
Peoples’ Friendship University of Russia Miklukho-Maklay str., 10a, Moscow, Russia, 117198

References in Roman alphabet are in a PDF file of the article


Abstract - 66

PDF (English) - 10

Comments on this article

View all comments

Copyright (c) 2016 Саввина О.В.

Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.