Raewyn Connell - The Good University - Friday 8th March

Higher education is booming as an industry, with 200 million students worldwide. Yet universities have become deeply troubled places - with precarious employment, heavy-handed management, growing commercialization, growing inequality and growing student debt. Raewyn Connell, in clear, humorous, passionate and informed writing, traces the worldwide changes, and what futures for universities are possible now.

The book explores the nature of research, engaged teaching, the workforce, the social role of universities, the global economy of knowledge, the managerial turn, and the hidden history of alternative and radical universities, before proposing a vision of the good university for today.

Photo by Peter Hall. 


Date and time: Friday 8th March, 6pm for 6.30pm