Higher education as a common good

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Higher education as a common good

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We are pleased to invite you to the next IIEP Strategic Debate! Simon Marginson, Professor and Director of the Centre for Global Higher Education at the University College of London, will join as key speaker, Michaela Martin, Programme Specialist at IIEP-UNESCO, as discussant, and Suzanne Grant Lewis, Director of IIEP-UNESCO, as moderator.

The Education 2030 Agenda makes a clear reference to “ensure equal access for all women and men to affordable and quality TVET and tertiary education, including university”, pointing to its many societal benefits. However, while major expansion of tertiary education has taken place, systems have also become intensely competitive and increasingly stratified, with the financial burden of the expansion shifting to families and students. Within this context, analytical definitions regarding the public good nature of tertiary education have not allowed us to clearly distinguish its multiple benefits. This upcoming Strategic Debate will present international trends in tertiary education, and will provide an opportunity to discuss whether the normative notion of “tertiary education as a common good” would not be a more appropriate way to frame the discussion on both its benefits, and how to share the cost.


Type of Event Category 7-Seminar and Workshop
Start 12.03.2018 16:00 local time
End 12.03.2018 18:00 local time
Date to be fixed 0
Focal point Martin, Michaela
Organizer IIEP
Contact C.petrakis@iiep.unesco.org
Country France
City Paris
Venue IIEP Paris Auditorium
Street 7-9 rue Eugène Delacroix
Permanent Delegation Contact
Major Programme
Language of Event English, French
Estimated number of participants 80
Official Website www.iiep.unesco.org/en
Link 1 Registration
Link 2 Information on the debate
Link 3 Invitation - English
Link 4


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