CGHE Webinar 13

Changed roles of the state and market in higher education

Date: Thursday, 5 May 2016 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Location: Room 828, UCL Institute of Education
Speaker(s):
  • Ourania Filippakou, University of Hull
  • Viv Caruana, Leeds Beckett University
  • Carol Azumah Dennis, University of Hull
  • Catherine Montgomery, University of Hull
  • Ted Tapper, University of Sussex
  • Gareth Williams, UCL Institute of Education

Access to higher education has long been perceived as an expanding right embedded in an emerging knowledge economy. But in recent years there has been a steady transition to a new political framework characterised by different forms of coordination among institutional policymakers. This seminar explores that institutional and structural change, with particular – although not exclusive – reference to England. Are the changes we are witnessing a question only of increased institutional diversity, or are they also accompanied by greater hierarchy and stratification?

The seminar aims to re-examine the changing relationships between higher education, the state and the market in order to explore the changing public role of higher education. Its focus will be on the following themes: university governance; the expansion of transnational and international higher education; and the links between further and higher education. We hope it will open up theoretical and methodological questions for debate – and perhaps even force us to reconsider many taken-for-granted assumptions about the direction of higher education.

The seminar arises from a special issue of the London Review of Education entitled ‘Higher education policymaking in an era of increasing marketization’ (issue 14.1, publication April 2016).

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