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Seminar Series 'Higher Education: Global challenges and multi-disciplinary perspectives'

Higher Education Governance research group invites you to the seminar 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.

All lectures take place at the Faculty of Political and Social Sciences, Ghent University.

Wednesday, 26 February 2014 (15.00 – 16.30): Introduction: The challenges for higher education, by Prof. Jeroen Huisman (CHEGG, Ghent University)

Tuesday, 4 March 2014 (15.00 – 16.30): The student as consumer, client or co-producer? by Martina Vukasović (CHEGG, Ghent University)

Friday, 14 March 2014 (16.00 – 17.30): Higher education: public or private …. or both? by Assoc Prof. Pedro Teixeira (CIPES, University of Porto, Portugal)

Thursday, 20 March 2014 (13.00 – 14.30): Internationalisation and mobility, by Dr Manuel Souto-Otero (University of Bath, UK)

Thursday, 27 March 2014 (12.30 – 14.00): Access or excess?, by Dr Dominic Orr (German Centre for Research on Higher Education and Science Studies (DZHW), Hannover, Germany)

Friday, 25 April 2014 (11.30 – 13.00): In America, everything is bigger and better!, by Prof. Christopher Morphew (University of Iowa, USA)

Wednesday, 30 April 2014 (10.30 – 12.00): Performance management: drowning by numbers, Prof. Adelien Decramer (Faculty of Economics and Business Administration, Ghent University)

Wednesday, 14 May 2014 (13.00 - 14.30): Europe and higher education: The muscles from Brussels?, by Dr Pauline Ravinet (Université Lille 2, Lille, France)

The language of lectures is English.

Coordination and contact: Ms. Meta Gorup (