Speaking at the book launch - The promise of Higher Education, session 1 Coding the Values in a Changing Higher Education Landscape

October 19, 2021

IAU Book Launch


➨ Session I Book Launch - Coding the Values in a Changing Higher Education

Date: Tuesday 19th October | Time: 14:30 – 16:00 (CEST)

The focus of this session is to revisit the values fostered by the IAU and
critically reflect on what they might mean in the 21st century, how higher
education features as a common good, and whether it really fosters progress,
fairness, diversity and inclusion. How do the values and the mission of the
university fare in the face of current challenges, and how can universities
safeguard their integrity over time while imparting change? In short, the
discussion will centre around how universities react, adapt and actively
shape values-based transformation for better and more sustainable societies.


*   <https://www.lse.ac.uk/Cities/staff-profiles/Jo-Beall> Jo Beall,
Emeritus Professor and Distinguished Research Fellow, London School of
Economics and Political Science, London, UK

*   <https://www.eaie.org/community/biography/awards/sjur-bergan.html> Sjur
Bergan, Head of Education Department, Council of Europe, Strasbourg, France

*   <https://people.ucd.ie/andrew.deeks> Andrew J. Deeks, President,
University College Dublin, Ireland

*   <https://scholar.harvard.edu/manja_klemencic/home> Manja Klemenčič,
Lecturer on Sociology and General Education, Harvard University, Cambridge,

> Mandla S. Makhanya, former Vice Chancellor, University
of South Africa, Pretoria, South Africa

*   <https://sauliusspurga.lt/> Saulius Spurga, Chancellor, Mykolas Romeris
University, Vilnius, Lithuania

*        Chair: Hilligje van’t Land, IAU Secretary General


Hilligje van’t Land, Andreas Corcoran, and Diana-Camelia Iancu (eds.) “The Promise of Higher Education – Essays in Honour of 70 Years of IAU”, (Springer, 2021). You can download a free copy through open access here: https://link.springer.com/book/10.1007%2F978-3-030-67245-4