Envisioning and Enacting the Future University

19 May 2010, 12:45 - 14:00

CRASSH, 17 Mill Lane, Cambridge

Professor Susan Wright (Institute of Educational Anthropology, University of Aarhus, Denmark)

My project is to complete the book Enacting the University: Danish University Reforms in a Comparative Perspective and to use the empirical and theoretical results, in the light of previous research in UK universities, for a comparative discussion of university futures. Denmark has engaged actively in international policy circuits which have produced increasingly radical ‘scenarios’ for the future university in the global knowledge economy. Denmark provides an optic through which to study high potency doses of the international cocktail of university reforms.  The study engages with theoretical issues of wider relevance to the study of university futures and processes of transformation, as well as contributing knowledge on policy migration; impacts of governing models on the organisation, funding, auditing of universities, their academic freedom and role in society; and on envisioning the university of the future. 

Work-in-Progress Seminars 
The work-in-progress seminars feature the work of our termly Visiting Fellows and Early Career Fellows.

Seminars begin at 12.45 and end at 2pm. Presentations are no more than 25 minutes long to allow plenty of time for discussion. Tea, coffee and sandwiches are provided. All welcome. The seminar is open to all - no need to register.

Readings for the Work in Progress sessions are available by clicking on the  link on the right.  People attending from outside the Centre can request access to the readings by contacting Michelle Maciejewska for information.