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The Governance of British Higher Education, Book Launch

Thursday 10 October 2019

Date: Thursday 10 October 2019, 18:00-19:30
Venue: Clarke Hall, UCL Institute of Education, 20 Bedford Way, London, WC1H 0AL

Simon Marginson, University of Oxford
Mary Stuart, University of Lincoln
David Palfreyman, New College Oxford

Respondents: Michael Shattock (UCL Institute of Education), Aniko Horvath (UCL Institute of Education)

A free public event hosted by the Centre for Global Higher Education (CGHE) at the UCL Institute of Education.

To mark the launch of the new book from CGHE’s Michael Shattock and Aniko Horvath – The Governance of British Higher Education: The Impact of Governmental, Financial and Market Pressures – CGHE will be hosting a special panel discussion on the impact governance at national and institutional levels makes on British higher education.

Launch attendees will receive a 35% discount on the book.
Secure your place here.

Professor Marginson will be joined by Professor Mary Stuart, Vice Chancellor of the University of Lincoln and David Palfreyman, the Bursar of New College Oxford and Director of the Oxford Centre for Higher Education Policy Studies (OxCHEPS).

The book focuses on the forms of institutional governance that critically shape the culture, creativity and academic outcomes of higher education. It provides a new, updated and research based account of the changing face of the governance of British higher education. Historically, British universities were deemed amongst the most, if not the most, autonomous in Europe, with governance rooted in their collegial disciplinary structures. This assessment must now be decisively revised, although the belief systems deriving from it remain buried deep in university culture.

The panel will discuss the investigation of the governance of higher education in the four UK nations and detail how global, national and system level pressures have changed the face both of the external governance of higher education institutions and how universities govern themselves.

Further details of the book chapters can be found here.

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