mandag den 30. september 2013

EPOKE Seminar, DPU, 14. Oktober 2013

How Not to Fix Our Public Universities: An Overview of the American Case
Christopher Newfield, Professor of Literature & American Studies, Department of English, University of California

Fiscal austerity and other public sector changes are encouraging governments around the world to look to the private sector and private funding for the next round of university development. The United States has been on this path for thirty years, and there is abundant evidence on the effects of what some call privatization. The talk will review this evidence, show how the U.S. system is caught in a negative feedback loop, and suggest the need for paradigm shifts in funding methods and public missions.

Following the presentation there will be an open discussion.

Admission to the seminar is free, but registration is mandatory at:

Monday October 14th in room A403 at 9.30 – 12.00.