By Jana Bacevic [This review essay was originally published at the LSE Review blog on 19 December 2019] It is perhaps cliché to say that no conversation concerns only its subject. Rarely, however, does this ring as true as when it comes to universities, institutions that are simultaneously objects of inspiration and intimidation, pride and … Continue reading What we talk about when we talk about universities
First session of this year's CPGJ Work in progress series 4 October, 12-1.30 PM Academics on the move: thinking through international cooperation with less CO2 Dr Jana Bacevic (Faculty of Education and Department of Sociology) will be talking about her recently completed academic teaching exchange at the University of Aarhus, in Denmark, as well as … Continue reading Work in progress, 4 October
12 June, 4-5.30pm, Faculty of Education, 184 Hills Rd., Donald Macintyre Building, Room 2S3 (second floor) In this talk, I set out to examine the ways in which the university, as an idea, was discussed, written about and actively debated over a long period of history. I aim to develop a set of critical research questions and problematics in relation to … Continue reading Talk: the Idea of a Digital University, David Berry, 12 June 4-5.30PM
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?
Long read from Times Higher Education featuring commentary from our member, Dr Jana Bacevic. Read the full article here. “Pensions became a potent – if somewhat unlikely – symbol for how academic leaders imagine the development of higher education: high-risk investment in the ‘student experience’ and declining investment in people,” explains Jana Bacevic, a postdoctoral fellow … Continue reading The USS strike and the winter of academics’ discontent