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Senate House (2 February) and SOAS (3 February)


United Kingdom

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The Centre for Global Higher Education (CGHE) is holding two international seminars on 2-3 February to mark its launch.

Day 1: Higher education in a global context

A free public seminar open to all

Date: 2 February, 8.30am-1pm
Venue: Macmillan Hall, Senate House, Malet Street, London, WC1E 7HU

MC: Mark Leach, Editor, Wonkhe

8.30-9am: Registration and refreshments

9-9.45am: Welcome and introduction
Professor Andrew Brown, Acting Director, UCL Institute of Education, University College London
Chris Millward, Director of Policy, HEFCE
Phil Sooben, Deputy Chief Executive, ESRC
Professor Claire Callender, Deputy Director CGHE, UCL Institute of Education

9.45-10.15am: Why don’t more poor kids go to university? Three things you need to know about access to higher education
Dr John Jerrim, Reader in Educational & Social Statistics, UCL Institute of Education

10.15-10.30am: Discussion and Q&A

10.30-10.45am: Break

10.45-11.15am: Global trends in science and world university rankings: converging or diverging?
Professor Robert Tijssen, Chair of Science & Innovation Studies, Leiden University, Netherlands

11.15-11.45am: The quest for world-class status: challenges and prospects for higher education in Asia
Professor Joshua Ka Ho Mok, Lingnan University, Hong Kong

11.45am-12.10pm: Discussion and Q&A

12.10-12.15pm: Closing remarks
Professor Simon Marginson, Director CGHE

12.15-1pm: Lunch

Day 2: Fostering the impact of higher education and research

A free public seminar open to all, and a discussion forum with particular relevance to higher education stakeholders

Date: 3 February, 1-4.30pm
Venue: Brunei Lecture Theatre, SOAS, London, WC1H 0XG

1-1.45pm: Lunch

1.45-2pm: Welcome and introduction
Professor Simon Marginson, Director CGHE, UCL Institute of Education

2-2.30pm: Impact in learning and teaching: lessons from, and contrasts with, research impact
David Sweeney, Director, Research, Education & Knowledge Exchange, HEFCE

2.30-3pm: Research impacts: networks and narratives
Dr Alis Oancea, Deputy Director for Research and Associate Professor in the Philosophy of Education, University of Oxford

3-3.15pm: Discussion and Q&A

3.15-3.45pm: Conceptual issues in measuring the impact of higher education
Professor Paul Ashwin, Lancaster University and CGHE

3.45-4.30pm: Discussion and Q&A (Panel: Alis Oancea, Paul Ashwin and William Locke, Deputy Director, CGHE, UCL Institute of Education)

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Senate House (2 February) and SOAS (3 February)


United Kingdom

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