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Centre for Global Higher Education

Oxford University

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Centre for Global Higher Education

Centre for Global Higher Education

Oxford University

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The Centre for Global Higher Education (CGHE) is an international research centre focused on higher education and its future development, based at Oxford University. This series collects the weekly seminars that CGHE hosts with its researchers and guest speakers.

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CGHE series on international and global higher education – seminar 2: The global and the post-colonial PART TWO

David Mills and Simon Marginson present on the theme of ‘The global and the post-colonial’ What is ‘global’ higher education? Simon Marginson What is the global in higher education and how does it relate to the national domain where institutions and persons are primarily funded and ordered? To grasp this we need to set aside some common assumptions. First, the global and the international are not identities, or ‘dimensions’ integrated into the ‘purpose, functions or delivery’ of education in one university or nation. They can only exist as relationships. Second, global relations are understood in terms of connectedness – people, institutions and ideas crossing borders – but while connections are certainly part of the picture, to define the global in this manner leaves us stuck at the rim of the ‘national container’. We need a way of imagining the global in higher education that brings it into open view, enhances its potential value and interrogates relations of power wit...

35 MIN2019 NOV 22
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CGHE series on international and global higher education – seminar 2: The global and the post-colonial PART TWO

CGHE series on international and global higher education – seminar 2: The global and the post-colonial PART ONE

David Mills and Simon Marginson present on the theme of ‘The global and the post-colonial’ What is ‘global’ higher education? Simon Marginson What is the global in higher education and how does it relate to the national domain where institutions and persons are primarily funded and ordered? To grasp this we need to set aside some common assumptions. First, the global and the international are not identities, or ‘dimensions’ integrated into the ‘purpose, functions or delivery’ of education in one university or nation. They can only exist as relationships. Second, global relations are understood in terms of connectedness – people, institutions and ideas crossing borders – but while connections are certainly part of the picture, to define the global in this manner leaves us stuck at the rim of the ‘national container’. We need a way of imagining the global in higher education that brings it into open view, enhances its potential value and interrogates relations of power wit...

48 MIN2019 NOV 22
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CGHE series on international and global higher education – seminar 2: The global and the post-colonial PART ONE

CGHE series on international and global higher education – seminar 1: International development in higher education PART TWO

Maia Chankseliani and Tristan McGowan on international development in higher education International development space in higher education Maia Chankseliani Higher education is a vibrant and growing field of studies within social sciences. Higher education scholarship frequently frames the subject of its study as ‘international’, ‘comparative’ or ‘global’ and in this respect overlaps with a sister field of comparative and international education. As a scholar working at the intersection of these two fields, I recognise that the following three spaces within the field of higher education studies – international, comparative and global – have never been clearly delineated. The diversity of spaces within the field of higher education can be explained, among other factors, by the eclecticism of the field that builds on the intellectual contributions from education studies, history, economics, sociology, linguistics, geography, business and management studies, political science, ...

39 MIN2019 NOV 22
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CGHE series on international and global higher education – seminar 1: International development in higher education PART TWO

CGHE series on international and global higher education – seminar 1: International development in higher education PART ONE

Maia Chankseliani and Tristan McGowan on international development in higher education International development space in higher education Maia Chankseliani Higher education is a vibrant and growing field of studies within social sciences. Higher education scholarship frequently frames the subject of its study as ‘international’, ‘comparative’ or ‘global’ and in this respect overlaps with a sister field of comparative and international education. As a scholar working at the intersection of these two fields, I recognise that the following three spaces within the field of higher education studies – international, comparative and global – have never been clearly delineated. The diversity of spaces within the field of higher education can be explained, among other factors, by the eclecticism of the field that builds on the intellectual contributions from education studies, history, economics, sociology, linguistics, geography, business and management studies, political science, ...

53 MIN2019 NOV 22
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CGHE series on international and global higher education – seminar 1: International development in higher education PART ONE

When Global Players Struggle: The Political and Material Aspects of International Organisations’ Cooperation in Higher Education

University of Lyon 2's Dorota Dakowska on re-examining the transnational circulation of policy schemes relative to Higher Education governance This contribution re-examines the transnational circulation of policy schemes relative to Higher Education governance. It focuses on the relations between international and European organisations (Council of Europe, European Commission, OECD, UNESCO), characterised by competition followed by cooperation and international division of tasks. In order to explain the conditions under which higher education / knowledge policies circulate, we need to take into account not only the political and ideational positioning of these IOs but also the material aspects of their relationships. IOs appear as paradoxical arenas of knowledge circulation. Deemed as powerful and influent, they face unequal access to resources and uncertainty. While acknowledging their role as global players, I will stress their (inter)dependence and the multiple ways they struggle to maintain their position.

71 MIN2019 NOV 5
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When Global Players Struggle: The Political and Material Aspects of International Organisations’ Cooperation in Higher Education

Us and them? Analysing the inclusion of foreign-born academics in British academia

Abertay University's Toma Pustelnikovaite on the nuances underlying the influx of migrant academics into the UK. Featuring research with Dr Shiona Chillas (University of St Andrews). The number of foreign academics in the UK has been increasing over the last forty years, and currently comprises a third of UK’s academic profession (Lenihan and Witherspoon 2018). Existing research on migrant scholars, however, tends to focus on international careers and analyse mobility as a resource for career development and progression. Distinctively, our paper seeks to understand how the academic profession has responded to the influx of migrant scholars. We draw on the concept of social closure in the sociology of professions, and on empirical data from 62 semi-structured interviews with foreign-born academics working in 13 British universities. Findings show that academia has developed three social closure strategies – integration, exclusion and subordination – to control the absorption of migrant academics. The profession enacts these strategies to subtly regulate access, work and intra-professional relationships, selectively incorporating foreign-born academics and maintaining the status quo. The paper demonstrates nuances underlying the influx of migrant academics into the UK, suggesting that patterns of inclusion shape migrant scholars’ working lives.

75 MIN2019 OCT 25
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Us and them? Analysing the inclusion of foreign-born academics in British academia
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Latest Episodes

CGHE series on international and global higher education – seminar 2: The global and the post-colonial PART TWO

David Mills and Simon Marginson present on the theme of ‘The global and the post-colonial’ What is ‘global’ higher education? Simon Marginson What is the global in higher education and how does it relate to the national domain where institutions and persons are primarily funded and ordered? To grasp this we need to set aside some common assumptions. First, the global and the international are not identities, or ‘dimensions’ integrated into the ‘purpose, functions or delivery’ of education in one university or nation. They can only exist as relationships. Second, global relations are understood in terms of connectedness – people, institutions and ideas crossing borders – but while connections are certainly part of the picture, to define the global in this manner leaves us stuck at the rim of the ‘national container’. We need a way of imagining the global in higher education that brings it into open view, enhances its potential value and interrogates relations of power wit...

35 MIN2019 NOV 22
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CGHE series on international and global higher education – seminar 2: The global and the post-colonial PART TWO

CGHE series on international and global higher education – seminar 2: The global and the post-colonial PART ONE

David Mills and Simon Marginson present on the theme of ‘The global and the post-colonial’ What is ‘global’ higher education? Simon Marginson What is the global in higher education and how does it relate to the national domain where institutions and persons are primarily funded and ordered? To grasp this we need to set aside some common assumptions. First, the global and the international are not identities, or ‘dimensions’ integrated into the ‘purpose, functions or delivery’ of education in one university or nation. They can only exist as relationships. Second, global relations are understood in terms of connectedness – people, institutions and ideas crossing borders – but while connections are certainly part of the picture, to define the global in this manner leaves us stuck at the rim of the ‘national container’. We need a way of imagining the global in higher education that brings it into open view, enhances its potential value and interrogates relations of power wit...

48 MIN2019 NOV 22
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CGHE series on international and global higher education – seminar 2: The global and the post-colonial PART ONE

CGHE series on international and global higher education – seminar 1: International development in higher education PART TWO

Maia Chankseliani and Tristan McGowan on international development in higher education International development space in higher education Maia Chankseliani Higher education is a vibrant and growing field of studies within social sciences. Higher education scholarship frequently frames the subject of its study as ‘international’, ‘comparative’ or ‘global’ and in this respect overlaps with a sister field of comparative and international education. As a scholar working at the intersection of these two fields, I recognise that the following three spaces within the field of higher education studies – international, comparative and global – have never been clearly delineated. The diversity of spaces within the field of higher education can be explained, among other factors, by the eclecticism of the field that builds on the intellectual contributions from education studies, history, economics, sociology, linguistics, geography, business and management studies, political science, ...

39 MIN2019 NOV 22
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CGHE series on international and global higher education – seminar 1: International development in higher education PART TWO

CGHE series on international and global higher education – seminar 1: International development in higher education PART ONE

Maia Chankseliani and Tristan McGowan on international development in higher education International development space in higher education Maia Chankseliani Higher education is a vibrant and growing field of studies within social sciences. Higher education scholarship frequently frames the subject of its study as ‘international’, ‘comparative’ or ‘global’ and in this respect overlaps with a sister field of comparative and international education. As a scholar working at the intersection of these two fields, I recognise that the following three spaces within the field of higher education studies – international, comparative and global – have never been clearly delineated. The diversity of spaces within the field of higher education can be explained, among other factors, by the eclecticism of the field that builds on the intellectual contributions from education studies, history, economics, sociology, linguistics, geography, business and management studies, political science, ...

53 MIN2019 NOV 22
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CGHE series on international and global higher education – seminar 1: International development in higher education PART ONE

When Global Players Struggle: The Political and Material Aspects of International Organisations’ Cooperation in Higher Education

University of Lyon 2's Dorota Dakowska on re-examining the transnational circulation of policy schemes relative to Higher Education governance This contribution re-examines the transnational circulation of policy schemes relative to Higher Education governance. It focuses on the relations between international and European organisations (Council of Europe, European Commission, OECD, UNESCO), characterised by competition followed by cooperation and international division of tasks. In order to explain the conditions under which higher education / knowledge policies circulate, we need to take into account not only the political and ideational positioning of these IOs but also the material aspects of their relationships. IOs appear as paradoxical arenas of knowledge circulation. Deemed as powerful and influent, they face unequal access to resources and uncertainty. While acknowledging their role as global players, I will stress their (inter)dependence and the multiple ways they struggle to maintain their position.

71 MIN2019 NOV 5
Comments
When Global Players Struggle: The Political and Material Aspects of International Organisations’ Cooperation in Higher Education

Us and them? Analysing the inclusion of foreign-born academics in British academia

Abertay University's Toma Pustelnikovaite on the nuances underlying the influx of migrant academics into the UK. Featuring research with Dr Shiona Chillas (University of St Andrews). The number of foreign academics in the UK has been increasing over the last forty years, and currently comprises a third of UK’s academic profession (Lenihan and Witherspoon 2018). Existing research on migrant scholars, however, tends to focus on international careers and analyse mobility as a resource for career development and progression. Distinctively, our paper seeks to understand how the academic profession has responded to the influx of migrant scholars. We draw on the concept of social closure in the sociology of professions, and on empirical data from 62 semi-structured interviews with foreign-born academics working in 13 British universities. Findings show that academia has developed three social closure strategies – integration, exclusion and subordination – to control the absorption of migrant academics. The profession enacts these strategies to subtly regulate access, work and intra-professional relationships, selectively incorporating foreign-born academics and maintaining the status quo. The paper demonstrates nuances underlying the influx of migrant academics into the UK, suggesting that patterns of inclusion shape migrant scholars’ working lives.

75 MIN2019 OCT 25
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Us and them? Analysing the inclusion of foreign-born academics in British academia
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