Higher Education in Challenging Times: Questioning the Unquestioned
8 March 2011
As part of the lecture series, ‘Higher Education in Challenging Times: questioning the unquestioned’, Hans G. Schuetze, Emeritus Professor, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada will give a talk: Regional engagement and service mission of universities: North American perspectives
DATE: Friday 4 March 2011-03-02
TIME: 12.30 to 14.00 (tea and coffee served from 12.00)
VENUE: Blue Room, Second Floor, The Helix, DCU
Professor Hans G. Schuetze is a Fellow and former Director, Centre for Policy Studies in Higher Education and Training, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada, and also a Senior Honorary Research Fellow, University of Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom. His field of research and expertise encompass the economics and the organization of post-secondary education and training, comparative education, lifelong learning, and, more generally, the role of education and training in cultural, social and economic development.
General discussion chaired by Professor Maria Slowey, Director of Higher Education Research, DCU, with participants and discussants Professor Ronnie Munck, Head of Civic and Global Engagement, DCU and Dr Elaine Ward, Higher Education Policy Research Unit, DIT
There is no fee for attendance, but booking is required as places are limited to facilitate discussion and a light lunch.
RSVP: email@example.com, Tel: 01 7005326
The Royal Irish Academy and the Higher Education Research Centre are hosting a seminar on ‘R&D – The New Zealand Way: Funding and Prioritisation in Higher Education’ , presented by Dr Di McCarthy, Chief Executive Officer, Royal Society of New Zealand.
DATE: Monday 7 March
TIME: 12 noon – 2pm
VENUE: The Royal Irish Academy, Dawson Street
Globally, the research role of universities is of increasing importance both to institutions themselves and their missions and, more importantly, to the wider society. In the modern world, research and knowledge creation - across all disciplines- is recognised as being central to economic and technological sustainability, cultural innovation and social well-being. The expectations of research have never been so high and, potentially, contradictory.
With the current focus on research in the National Strategy for Higher Education and the work of the Forfas Research Prioritisation Group, it is particularly timely for interested parties to engage in discussion around the policies and strategies adopted by another small island state.
Admission is free but booking is essential as places are limited. To reserve a place register at www.ria.ie