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Ideas and Universities

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In a bid to inform the debate about the future of universities and understand exactly what it means to be a world-class university in a competitive twenty-first century, the WUN Ideas and Universities project brings together leading Higher Education scholars from across China, Australia, Canada, Norway, the United Kingdom and the United States.

Through lively virtual seminars and conferences the group consider the roles that universities have played and continue to play in the global knowledge economy and the evolving identity of university teacher-researchers and their changing roles in institutions of higher learning.

The project explores the way in which ideas have found expression in universities from the emergence of the earliest western universities in the late 12th century to now. It has a very broad base of support across the partnership, attracting faculty, students and university managers, much of this excitement being due to the fact that the comparative dimension explores the approach from universities both at different times and at different places.

For further information, see the project's website

For further information, see the project's website:

www.wun.ac.uk/research/ideasanduniversities

Project director(s):
Dr Lisa Lucas
Project funder:
Worldwide Universities Network (WUN)
Project collaborator(s):
The Universities of Bergen
Bristol
Hong Kong
Southampton
Sydney
Washington-Seattle
Wisconsin-Madison and Zhejiang.
Project group:
Globalisation, Education and Societies (GES)
Contact:
Dr Lisa Lucas
Lisa.Lucas@bristol.ac.uk