CGHE BOOK LAUNCH: Changing Higher Education for a Changing World Copy

8th September 2020 : 14:00 - 15:00

Category: Book Launch Webinar

Speaker: Claire Callender, UCL Institute of Education and Birkbeck; William Locke, University of Melbourne; Simon Marginson, University of Oxford

Location: Online (Zoom) - Click 'Register now'

Convener: Simon Marginson

Audience: Public

In this webinar to launch the new book Changing Higher Education for a Changing World (Bloomsbury, 2020), with 17 chapters that draw on the outcomes of CGHE’s globally-focused research programmes, we discuss the book’s key themes and findings with its editors, CGHE’s Claire Callender, William Locke and Simon Marginson.

Changing Higher Education for a Changing World explores higher education in the major higher education regions including China, Europe, the UK and the USA. It sharply illuminates key issues of public and policy interest across the world. Do research universities make society more equal or more unequal? Are students graduating with too much debt? Who do we want to be attending universities? Will learning technologies will abolish the need for bricks-and-mortar higher education institutions? What can countries do to improve their scientific performance? How can comparative teaching assessment and research assessment become much more effective? These are among the issues explored in Changing Higher Education for a Changing World. Please join us to discuss this important new book.

Reviews for Changing Higher Education for a Changing World

“Breathtaking in its breadth – from public good in South African undergraduate education to the existential crisis in post-Brexit UK – this well-written volume presents the most recent scholarship emerging from the world’s leading centre for higher education research” – Glen Jones, Professor of Higher Education and Dean of the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, University of Toronto, Canada

“A vivid snapshot of higher education development in a world during the surge of populism and before the pandemic. It serves extremely well as a timely awakening. Its themes, contents and contributing authors from the research team reminds us of the pressing need for our concerted efforts in defending further integration on a global scale.” – Rui Yang, Professor and Associate Dean of Education, University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong

“A thoughtful, data-driven and extraordinarily useful analysis of key themes shaping the global higher education landscape.” – Philip G. Altbach, Founding Director, Centre for International Higher Education, Boston College, USA

For further information on Changing Higher Education for a Changing World and to order a copy, please visit Bloomsbury’s website here.

About the authors

Claire Callender is Deputy Director of the Centre for Global Higher Education, and leads CGHE’s social and economic impact of higher education research programme.

William Locke is Professor and Director of the Centre for the Study of Higher Education, University of Melbourne, International Co-Investigator for CGHE (having been its Deputy Director 2015-19) and Joint Editor of Policy Reviews in Higher Education. His research interests include the governance and management of HEIs; the changing academic profession; HE policy and policy-making.

Simon Marginson is Professor of Higher Education at the University of Oxford, Director of the ESRC/RE 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).