Convening: Mahindra Seminar on Universities: The Academic Profession in Knowledge-Based Societies: Global Perspectives

November 3, 2021
Universities: Past, Present, and Future

A seminar organized by Julie Reuben, Louis Menand, and Manja Klemencic
Sponsored by the Mahindra Humanities Center, Harvard University


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Wednesday, November 3rd
8:00 - 9:30 a.m. ET

The Academic Profession in Knowledge-Based Societies: Global Perspectives


With the changing landscapes of higher education the conditions of academic work continue to evolve across the world. This seminar brings together a panel of foremost scholars of the academic profession to address the questions of changing academic career structures, academics’ involvement in higher education governance, the changing nature of research within academic work, evaluation of academic work, and academics’ role in the nexus of national systems of innovation and higher education. The panelists will draw on the findings from the survey conducted by the global research network “The Academic Profession in Knowledge-based Societies (APIKS)”, their own publications and the many publications drawing on the work of this research network.

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Manja Klemenčič, Lecturer on Sociology and Lecturer in General Education, Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Harvard University

Professor Glen Jones, Department of Leadership, Higher and Adult Education, Centre for the Study of Canadian and International Higher Education, Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, University of Toronto, Canada
Professor Liudvika Leišytė, Deputy Director, Center for Higher Education, Department of Business and Economics, TU Dortmund, Germany
Professor Marek Kwiek, Director, Center for Public Policy Studies and UNESCO Chair in Institutional Research and Higher Education Policy, University of Poznan, Poland
Professor Mónica Marquina, an independent researcher of the National Council of Science and Technology (CONICET), a Graduate Professor at National University of Tres de Febrero (UNTREF), Professor at University of Buenos Aires (UBA) in Educational Policy and Comparative Education, Argentina
Professor Timo Aarrevaara, Professor of Administrative Science at the University of Lapland, Finland

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