Reinventing the university: conference in DCU

As I have mentioned previously, DCU will be hosting a major conference on the future of higher education. This will take place on June 15 and 16, under the title of ‘Reinventing the University: Creating a New Vision’.

Speakers will include the Tánaiste, Ms Mary Coughlan TD; the Chief Executive of the Higher Education Authority, Mr Tom Boland; the chair of the higher education strategic review working group, Mr Colin Hunt; Dr Michael Crow, President of Arizona State University; Dr Bill Harris, former Director General of Science Foundation Ireland; Professor Colm Harmon, Director of the UCD Geary Institute; Dr John Hegarty, Provost of Trinity College Dublin; and Professor Sir Alan Wilson of the Centre for Adanved Spatial Analysis of University College London. And there’s me, and my successor in DCU. There will also be a roundtable discussion involving a number of participants, including a student representative and Sean Flynn of the Irish Times, which is co-sponsoring the event.

More details are available here, and I hope many readers of this blog will want to be present. All are invited.

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3 Comments on “Reinventing the university: conference in DCU”

  1. iainmacl Says:

    Sounds great. You might be reinventing it, but we’ll have ‘re-imagined’ it the previous week at our event! 😉

    Best wishes

  2. cormac Says:

    looks very interesting some big names there. Another interesting conference at DCU is the Faraday Institute conference on science , philosophy and religion the week after – unfortunately it’s booked out.

  3. Neal Says:

    sounds interesting – is it being shown/discussed online anywhere?


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