Book launch: Higher Education and the Common Good
Jan 18, 2017 05:30 PM
End: Jan 18, 2017 07:00 PM
Location: Clarke Hall, UCL Institute of Education, 20 Bedford Way, London WC1H 0AL
Join the Centre for Global Higher Education (CGHE) for the launch of Professor Simon Marginson's new book, 'Higher Education and the Common Good'.
The event will be chaired by Professor Becky Francis, Director of the UCL Institute of Education, with remarks by Dame Nicola Brewer, Vice-Provost, International. Drinks will be served at 17:30.
In the last half century, higher education has moved from the fringe to the centre of society and accumulated a long list of functions. Bulging at the seams, universities are meant to be fountains of new knowledge, engines of prosperity and innovation, drivers of regional growth, skilled migration and global competitiveness, and makers of equality of opportunity.
Instead they have become intensely competitive and increasingly stratified, with value concentrated at the top. Despite this, Professor Simon Marginson argues that higher education has a key role in rebuilding social solidarity and mobility in fractured societies.
'Higher Education and the Common Good' was published on 19 December 2016 by Melbourne University Press (MUP), and is available in hardback, paperback and as an e-book.
- Higher Education and the Common Good (MUP, 2016)
- A Q&A with Professor Simon Marginson
- Next CGHE seminar: 19 January