The Platform University

“The university is being transformed by platform technologies and companies. Although software platforms have been inside HE for years, HE is now moving inside the software platform. In the emerging platform university, more and more HE services are being delegated to software, algorithms, and automation. The business logic of platform capitalism has captured the academy, and the public role of the university has become a source of private financial gain.”

Williamson, Ben. ‘The Platform University: A New Data-Driven Business Model for Profiting from HE’. Wonkhe, 9 Apr. 2019,

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