Turbulent times surrounding the higher education sector are provoking change. These changes are altering what it means to be a university, attend a university and work at a university.
Join our distinguished panel for a lively debate on changes to the policy, regulatory and funding frameworks of higher education in Australia and beyond, as universities seek to confront these challenges.
Panellists include Professor Helga Nowotny, former President of the European Research Council; Emeritus Professor Steven Schwartz AM, Executive Director, Council for the Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences; Professor Stephen Parker AO, Vice Chancellor, University of Canberra; and convened by Professor Anthony Elliott, Director, Hawke Research Institute.
Professor Helga Nowotny is Professor emerita at ETH Zurich in social studies of science. She was President of the European Research Council (ERC) between 2010 and 2013 and founding member and Vice-President from 2007 onwards. Currently she is Chair of the ERA Council Forum Austria and Vice-President of the Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings. Helga has published widely in social studies of science; science, technology and innovation policy; and on social time.
Emeritus Professor Steven Schwartz served as vice-chancellor of three universities: Murdoch and Macquarie Universities in Australia and Brunel University in England. After retiring from Macquarie University in 2012, Steven took up several roles. He is Executive Director of the Council for the Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences (CHASS) and Chair, Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority (ACARA).
Professor Stephen Parker is the Vice-Chancellor and President of the University of Canberra, a position he took up on 1 March 2007. Stephen moved to Australia from the UK in 1988. He graduated with honours in Law from the University of Newcastle upon Tyne and a Doctorate of Philosophy from the University of Wales. He is admitted to legal practice in England and Wales, the ACT and Queensland.
Professor Anthony Elliott was educated at the universities of Melbourne and Cambridge, where he was supervised by Lord Anthony Giddens, architect of the Blair Government’s Third Way. Professor Elliott is the author and editor of approximately thirty books, which have been translated or are forthcoming in over a dozen languages.
Presented by The Bob Hawke Prime Ministerial Centre and The Hawke Research Institute.
FREE Registration: The Future of Higher Education in Australia
Tuesday 13 October 2015, 7.00pm – 8.15pm
Allan Scott Auditorium, University of South Australia, City West campus
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