The purpose of the future university

Date: November 6-8, 2017

Venue: Aarhus University

Deadline for abstracts: April 3, 2017

Submit abstractMail ssbe@tdm.au.dk

Registration: Opens on April 3, 2017

The conference will play an important role in the joint international endeavour of developing and strengthening the discussions about the purpose and role of the university as an institution. The conference will, therefore, be central to the formation of an initiative to establish a lasting joint international academic venture into the philosophy of higher education. We encourage a multigenerational host of participants including PhD students, and newer and experienced researchers and scholars.

The keynote speakers are:

  • Ronald Barnett, Emeritus Professor of Higher Education at University College London, Institute of Education: "Constructing the University: Towards a Social Philosophy of Higher Education"
  • Paul Gibbs, Professor of Higher Education, Director of Education Research at the University of Middlesex: "Who is to speak to the truth in the contemporary university?"
  • Susan Wright, Professor of Educational Anthropology, Director of the Centre for Higher Education Futures, Danish School of Education, Aarhus University: Title to be announced.

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