CHEF Conference: The Purpose of the Future University. Philosophy of Higher Education Conference

Date: November 6-8, 2017

Venue: Aarhus University

Deadline for abstracts: April 3, 2017

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Registration: Is over

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 

In relation to this conference, two special issued calls for papers are put up concerning the idea, role and purpose of the future university.  Please read more about the special issues

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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