Ron Barnett on the ecological university


Universities in the twenty-first century:
The beginning of ecological leadership, the end of management.

Emeritus Professor Ronald Barnett (UK)

Co-presented by The Philosophy Exchange and Flinders University


Fri, July 6, 2018
6:00 PM – 7:30 PM ACST

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Level 1, Room 1, Flinders University Victoria Square
182 Victoria Square, Adelaide, SA 5000

Wine and nibbles on arrival

Post-lecture, Ronald Barnett and David Giles (Professor of Educational Leadership at Flinders University) will launch Dr Joshua Spier’s book (Josh is the founder of the new The Philosophy Exchange).


SCEPTRE Launch EventRonald Barnett is Emeritus Professor of Higher Education at University College London Institute of Education, where he was Dean of Professional Development, and subsequently Pro-Director, responsible for the Institute’s longer term strategy. He is a past-Chair of the Society for Research into Higher Education (SRHE), was awarded the inaugural prize by the European Association for Educational Research for his ‘outstanding contribution to Higher Education Research, Policy and Practice’.

For over thirty years, he has been advancing a social philosophy of the university, and more widely to establish the field of the philosophy of higher education. In his work, he has been attempting to identify creative concepts and practical principles that might enhance universities and higher education. His (30) books include ThEcological University: A Feasible Utopia (2018), which follows a trilogy on understanding the university, Being a University (2011), Imagining the University (2013), and Understanding the University (2016). His books have been translated into several languages and several have won prizes. He has been described as ‘one of the most eloquent defenders of the university of reason’ (Michael Peters, 2014).


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