The mystery of Oxford and the German universities of Oxford, the promised land? Yes, sure, there are Harvard, Yale, Princeton, or Berkeley. And Yes, Cambridge (called only “the other place” in Oxford) is also quite alright. But the southern English City of Oxford – for now nearly 800 years – is the promised land, the navel of the academic world, the Delphi of the spirit. The University of Oxford is – not least thanks to excellent “Brand Management” – is more than a collection of elite colleges, an almost mythical place. Who says the opposite, was either not there, or belongs to this terminally rational people who also believe that you just once would have to think, to solve the world’s problems. Processing of reason at German universities given of the ongoing processing of reason and thought at German universities, which mind you won through the Bologna process just to ride, was far before but already started, is worth the question: what is so special about Oxford? What is the secret, the the University brought its global, mythical reputation and has to date received. The secret of Oxford go in the summer through the narrow streets of Oxford, first noticed the countless tourists, dealing with the city and especially the colleges such as an open-air museum, without regard to the inhabitants of the millions of times photographed buildings.
Sensitive natures are stuck in but probably on a different impression, which is a double: it feels foreign, not related to what is happening behind the old walls. And: you would like to include, necessarily. Attraction through privileges this attraction is one that acts by privileges that are accorded members of colleges. It starts with the membership itself and the key to a page gate of the College wall. With the number of successfully completed academic year rising about prestige and quality of your own accommodation. And committed to musical or athletic for their own College, more privileges are added up to the privilege of the teachers, the to enter the hallowed turf of the courtyards. Excellence initiative unnecessarily against the attraction of this system of privileges, connected with the still indisputable despite some negative developments academic brilliance of the University of Oxford, is the German excellence initiative than what it is: an inept attempt to elite education without real appeal and depth.
A cheap copy without value. Derlei is simply unnecessary in Oxford. Elitist system? But it all sounds terribly elitist, might object you. It certainly is. But first of all it works, second independent, critical thinking, there is education target, while in Germany the nod will be funded with an empty head and third academic achievement without incentive is not possible. Point. That also in the promised land is not all you can read in the old testament, but his appeal continues.