Simon Marginson is Professor of Higher Education at the University of Oxford, Director of the ESRC/RE Centre for Global Higher Education (CGHE), and Editor-in-Chief of the journal Higher Education.
CGHE is a research partnership of six UK and eight international universities with £6.1 million in funding for 16 projects on global, national and local aspects of higher education. Simon’s research is focused primarily on global and international higher education, higher education in East Asia, the public and social contributions of higher education, and higher education and social equality. He is currently preparing an integrated theorisation of higher education. His scholarship is widely published and cited (Google h-index 67 in September 2019). Books include Higher Education and the Common Good (Melbourne University Publishing, 2016); 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).
- Marginson, S. (2016).The Dream is Over: The crisis of Clark Kerr’s California Idea of higher education. Berkeley: University of California Press.
- Marginson, S. (2016).Higher Education and the Common Good. Melbourne: Melbourne University Publishing.
- Tran, L. & Marginson, S. (eds.). (2018).Internationalisation of Vietnamese Higher Education. Dordrecht: Springer Nature.
- Carnoy, M., Froumin, I., Leshukov, O. & Marginson, S. (eds.). (2018) Higher Education in Federal Countries. New Delhi: Sage.
- Cantwell, B., Marginson, S. & Smolentseva, A. (eds.). (2018) High Participation Systems of Higher Education. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
- Marginson, S. (2016). High participation systems of higher education.The J. Higher Education, 87 (2), 243-270
- Marginson, S. (2016). The worldwide trend to high participation higher education: Dynamics of social stratification in inclusive systems.Higher Education, 72 (4), pp. 413-435.
- Marginson, S. (2017). Higher education, economic inequality and social mobility: Implications for emerging East Asia.International J. Educational Development, http://dx.doi.org/1016/j.ijedudev.2017.03.002
- Marginson, S. (2017). The world-class multiversity: Global commonalities and national characteristics.Frontiers of Education in China, 12 (2), pp. 233-260.
- Marginson, S. (2017). Limitations of human capital theory.Studies in Higher Education, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/03075079.2017.1359823
- Marginson, S. (2017). Obschestvennye blaga, proizvodimye v vysshikh uchebnykh zavedeniyakh Rossii [The public good created by higher educational institutions in Russia]. Вопросы образования [Educational Studies Moscow], 3, pp. 8-36. (2017)
- Marginson, S. (2018). And the sky is grey: The ambivalent outcomes of the California Master Plan for Higher Education.Higher Education Quarterly, 72 (1), pp. 51-64
- Marginson, S. (2018). Private/public in higher education: A synthesis of economic and politicalStudies in Higher Education, 43 (2), pp. 322-337
- Marginson, S. (2018). Global trends in higher education financing: The United Kingdom.International J. Educational Development, 58, pp. 26-36