|9 Jan 2003 - 10 Jan 2003
|Selwyn College, Cambridge
Tower Room, Selwyn College, Cambridge
Conference sponsored by CRASSH (University of Cambridge) and the British Academy
A two-day conference on contemporary changes in the creation, validation, dissemination and application of knowledge, with discussions built around contributions by invited speakers.
The conference will focus in particular on the new role of higher education in 'wealth creation', and on the relationship between universities' traditional research programmes, commercially sponsored university research, and research conducted outside universities by state-funded laboratories, think-tanks, private companies and consultancies. Have universities lost their privileged position among knowledge-creating institutions? Or have they strengthened their power to advance and authenticate knowledge? Is research being commercialised to the detriment of fundamental knowledge creation, or is there a complementarity between research inside and outside universities that promotes knowledge creation? Academic perspectives will be debated alongside those of people directing research programmes outside higher education.
Patrick Baert (Faculty of Social and Political Sciences, University of Cambridge)
Matthew Jones (Judge Institute of Management Studies, University of Cambridge)
Alan Shipman (free-lance journalist and economist)