“Rethinking the University: Past, Present, and Possible Futures” is a new initiative at Cardiff University, bringing together university members who share an interest in university governance and leadership structures, the way in which decisions are made, and the future of universities and higher education more generally.
For the Spring Semester 2019, we are running a seminar series (poster) to provide historic and contemporary perspectives on how universities are run. We feature a range of British and international speakers to share their insights about the workings of universities, addressing questions such as:
- How have universities worked in the past?
- What types of governance models exist across universities in Britain and Continental Europe?
- How could, and how should universities work in the future?
To round off the seminar series, the Vice-Chancellor Prof. Colin Riordan
and other members of the University Executive Board have agreed to participate in a discussion about governance practices at our own university.