This July 4th seminar presents results from CGHE’s Brexit Priority project on the consequences of and responses to Brexit in UK higher education. The team of Simon Marginson, Vassiliki Papatsiba, William Locke and RA Ludovic Highman conducted case studies in 12 contrasting UK universities from the four nations. The data set of 127 semi-structured interviews has been coded and analysed by Ludovic Highman and Xin Xu. The seminar will discuss findings on the emotions expressed by interviewees, identity and belonging in relation to Europe, present and future engagement in Europe, and the effects of Brexit in different research disciplines.
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Simon Marginson is Professor of Higher Education at the University of Oxford, Director of the ESRC/OFSRE Centre for Global Higher Education (CGHE), Joint Editor-in-Chief of Higher Education, and Lead Researcher with Higher School of Economics in Moscow. Simon’s research is focused primarily on global and international higher education, the contributions of higher education and higher education as a public and common good, and higher education and social inequality. At Oxford he leads the MSc (Education) subject on ‘Global higher education’. His recent books include Higher Education in Federal Countries, edited with Martin Carnoy, Isak Froumin and Oleg Leshukov (Sage, 2018) and High Participation Systems of Higher Education, edited with Brendan Cantwell and Anna Smolentseva (Oxford University Press, 2018).