Is there such a thing as ‘centrist’ higher education policy?

By Jana Bacevic This Thursday, I was at the Institute of Education in London, at the launch of David Willetts’ new book, A University Education. The book is another contribution to what I argued constitutes a veritable ‘boom’ in writing on the fate and future of higher education; my research is concerned, among other things, with the theoretical … Continue reading Is there such a thing as ‘centrist’ higher education policy?

#CIES2018: “Welcome everybody to the Wild Wild West” – On education in the age of platform capitalism

By Julia Erdelmann Very early on the second full day of the CIES conference 2018, Susan L. Robertson (University of Cambridge), Janja Komljenovic (Lancaster University), and Eva Hartman (University of Cambridge) invite us to critically engage in the nascent discussion about ‘the jungle’ of digital platforms working around, with, and through us. Discussing familiar platforms, such … Continue reading #CIES2018: “Welcome everybody to the Wild Wild West” – On education in the age of platform capitalism

#CIES2018: ‘Beyond Education’ (or beyond modernity and capitalism)

By Susan L. Robertson I am sitting here in the first Presidential Panel address for the CIES 2018,  given by the activist and founder of the Universidad de la Tierra, Professor Gustavo Esteva. This is a profoundly moving and confronting speech; Professor Esteva points to those around the world who have been dispossessed of their … Continue reading #CIES2018: ‘Beyond Education’ (or beyond modernity and capitalism)