Abstract: European Universities are currently in a phase of upheaval. While disparities between Alma-Mater Universities, Universities of Applied Sciences and other college forms are continuously shrinking, the several differences between acknowledged universities become ever more evident. Institutions of higher educations will have to face strategic challenges in the coming years which are mainly due to altered surrounding conditions and demographic factors. Demographic changes prospect a significant shift of the aging pattern combined with the economy’s increasing demand of educated labor.
Keywords: higher education, university of the future, economization of education