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“Mission of the University” is a classic works full of the spirits of critique and reform, which fully demonstrates the creativity and foresight of Ortega Y. Gasset’ creative ideas of higher education. This article reinterprets Ortega’ ideas of university from the functions of universities, emphasis on student center, critical spirit of universities and mass education based on understanding and analysis of “Mission of the University”.
Learning outcomes, as important guidelines to ensure quality of higher education, has raised some national concerns since 80 years of the 20th century. Today, learning outcomes is still a new subject and is constantly improving. The EU and the United States in the development and application of learning outcomes is doing their best, and they have formed their own unique experiences and models. But as two region and country with different conditions, they have their characteristics in the backgrounds definitions development and application of learning outcomes besides of common ones. Doing comparative study on the both for fur-thering our understanding of learning outcomes is very meaningful.