Activity Information

  •    25/04/2014 11:30 AM - 01:00 PM
  •    Lecture hall Paddenhoek 1.0, Paddenhoek 1, 9000 Gent (ground floor)

Seminar: 'In America, everything is bigger and better!'

The United States are often seen as the envy of the world, given its high number of so-called world-class universities, like Yale, Harvard and MIT. What one often forgets is the high level of diversity with – indeed – top institutions, but also a considerable number of what we – from a European perspective – would term mediocre institutions. The aim of the lecture was to address the key policy themes and challenges of US higher education and possibly debunk some persistent myths about the US system.

Lecturer: Prof. Christopher Morphew (University of Iowa, USA)

Check out the seminar podcast on the CHEGG Podcasts page

Friday 25 April 2014 (11:30 - 13:00)

Coordination and contact: Ms. Meta Gorup (


The seminar is part of the series 'Higher Education: Global challenges and multi-disciplinary perspectives.'

In a series of eight seminars, internationally recognised scholars will address some of the most salient issues in higher education research, such as the position and role of students in higher education, public vs. private higher education, internationalisation and mobility, performance management, access to higher education and Europeanization.