Professor Lizbeth Goodman chairing event on ‘Values in University Education: From Academic Freedom to Impact’

Queen-MaryThe Royal Irish Academy Social Sciences Committee is hosting an event entitled ‘Values in University Education: from Academic Freedom to Impact’ on Monday 10 June from 1-5pm.

The event will explore shifting principles and values in higher education, such as academic freedom, impact, and open source innovation, against the backdrop of economic pressure and current proposed changes in policy effecting the education sector overall.

Programme can be downloaded here.

Media coverage of the event:
– On Storify
– Article on The Irish Times

Throughout this half day event, speakers will consider the effective ‘re-visioning’ of education and the values -open and hidden- at play and contributions will include a look at higher education in Ireland, the UK and mainland Europe.

Speakers will include: Lord David Puttnam*, of Queensgate, Digital Champion for Ireland (*by Video Conference), Dr Thomas Estermann, European University Association, Professor Sally Wheeler, Head of School, Law, Queens University Belfast, Professor Paul McCutcheon, Vice President Academic, Professor Paddy Prendergast, Provost Trinity College Dublin, Dr Tom Collins, President Emeritus NUIM & Former President RCSI Bahrain, Professor Roger Downer President Emeritus, University of Limerick & Vice-President, Royal Irish Academy and Mr Declan Kirrane Managing Director, Intelligence in Science

Moderators: Professor Lizbeth Goodman (Chair of the RIA Social Science Committee/SMARTlab, UCD) & Dr Michael Doherty (RIA SS Committee Secretary/DCU)
Event Manager: Ms Rebecca Farrell


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