CGHE seminar 65

Institutional autonomy, academic freedom and the public character of the university

  • Thursday, 30 Nov 2017 12:30 - 14:00
  • Room 537, UCL Institute of Education
  • Ronald Barnett, UCL Institute of Education
  • Simon Marginson, UCL Institute of Education
  • CGHE Research Programme 1

Speakers: Ron Barnett and Simon Marginson. Details TBC.


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Ronald Barnett

Ronald Barnett

Ronald Barnett is Emeritus Professor of Higher Education at the UCL Institute of Education. He has written or edited 28 books on the philosophy of higher education and over 300 other writings, including 150 papers. Just published by Routledge (October) is his idea of the university: The Ecological University: A Feasible Utopia. His books have been translated into several languages and several have won prizes. He has been described as ‘one of the most eloquent defenders of the university of reason’ (Michael Peters, 2014). He is the inaugural recipient of the EAIR Award for ‘Outstanding Contribution to Higher Education Research, Policy and Practice’ and has been an invited keynote speaker in 40 countries.

Simon Marginson

Simon Marginson

Simon Marginson is Professor of International Higher Education at UCL Institute of Education, and Joint Editor-in-Chief of the journal Higher Education. He focuses on comparative international and global aspects of higher education, including systems and strategy, and higher education and equality. He is Director of the Centre for Global Higher Education, and leads CGHE’s global higher education engagement research programme.

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