Presentation on theme: "Bristol/WUN GHEAR Conference Globalising Geographies of Higher Education and Research Wednesday 1 – Friday 3 February 2012 The Great Hall, Wills Memorial."— Presentation transcript:
Bristol/WUN GHEAR Conference Globalising Geographies of Higher Education and Research Wednesday 1 – Friday 3 February 2012 The Great Hall, Wills Memorial Building University of Bristol
Welcome Eric Thomas, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Bristol and the President of Universities UK Wendy Larner, Research Director, Faculty of Social Sciences and Law, University of Bristol
Where are we now? Most universities have well developed internationalisation strategies Active membership of international consortium (WUN, Universitas 21, APRU, LERU...) Privilege international activities in reward structures Encourage PhD and early career researchers to build international networks
The Institutional Challenges Often surprisingly difficult to deliver on so-called Global Challenges Variable research models across disciplinary fields and national cultures Sometimes difficult to get past extravagant claims and skilful publicity Herding Cats
The Political Challenges Are we entrenching international research hierarchies? Are the new globalising research geographies underpinned by resourcing worries? Are universities competing with multi-national corporations, consultants and think-tanks? Is the globalisation of higher education itself becoming a globalising phenomenon?
Globalising Geographies Reject the bulldozer model of inexorable processes out there that do things to us in here. Globalising rather than globalisation Important studies of bio-technology, professional services and architecture amongst others Dont know much about the globalising knowledge networks of academic research itself
The Issues What are the views of the academics themselves? (Workshop A) How do we build infrastructure to better support globalising intellectual and institutional ambitions? (Workshop B) What are the implications for learning and pedagogy? (Workshop C) How is the wider institutional terrain shifting? (Workshop D)
The Format Each session will open with four provocations The rapporteur will identify cross-cutting issues and key themes Roundtable discussions to tease out ideas and concrete proposals Open discussion to present these ideas and proposals to the group as a whole
Housekeeping Mutual respect Chatham House rules All filming, tweeting and subsequent reports will report only what is said, not who said it. Relax, eat and enjoy!
Workshop A: Globalising Academics Chair: Wendy Larner Provocateurs:Matt Sparke Sue Parnell Paul Valdes Richard Le Heron/Nick Lewis Rapporteur:Nan Yeld What are the views of the academics themselves?
Workshop B: Globalising Infrastructure Chair: David Langley Provocateurs:Rowan Douglas John Kirkland Glenn Swafford Frans Swanepoel Rapporteur:John Rogers How do we build infrastructure to better support globalising intellectual and institutional ambitions?
Workshop C: Globalising Learning Chair: Ian Wei Provocateurs:Hugh Lauder Simon Marginson Susan Robertson Amy Stambach Rapporteur:Ka Ho Mok What are the implications for learning and pedagogy?
Workshop D: Globalising Institutions Chair: Guy Orpen Provocateurs:Martin Bean Peter Gist Joanna Newman Rapporteur:Nigel Thrift How is the wider institutional terrain shifting?