Monday 4 July 17:30 - 20:00

King's College London

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ECS Annual Lecture 2022: Higher Education & Knowledge as a Public Good

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Prof Simon Marginson will explore whether higher education contributes to the production and dissemination of education as a public good.

Is higher education contributing to the production, transmission and dissemination of education and knowledge as a public good? Should it?

How can we construct and implement institutional and public policy frameworks that more effectively focus universities on their public mission and their contributions to the common good?

Speaker: Simon Marginson

Simon is Professor of Higher Education at the University of Oxford, Director of the ESRC/RE Centre for Global Higher Education (CGHE), and Editor-in-Chief of the journal Higher Education. One of the most profound and influential scholars of higher education globally, he has written extensively on higher education and the common good.

Dr Liviu Matei, Professor of Higher Education and Public Policy and Head of the School of Education, Communication & Society, will introduce Prof Marginson and chair this event.

After the lecture, both online and in-person attendees will be able to ask questions to the speakers in a Q&A session.

Following which, there will be a canapes reception for those attending in person, in the Somerset Cafe, on the Strand Campus.

Part of the Education & Society Dialogue series

The School of Education, Communication & Society (ECS) at King’s works for the public good through interdisciplinary research and teaching focused on education in its broadest sense.

With this lecture, ECS is launching Education and Society Dialogues, a high-level series of research-informed events bringing together academics and university leaders, education professionals, public policy makers and regulators, and media representatives.

The series aims to give a new impetus to the School’s commitment to contribute unswervingly and impactfully to public debates and engagement regarding education, both nationally and internationally.


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