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Events

HEPI runs a range of events selected to maximise their effectiveness in reaching out to our target audiences and include invite-only high level seminars (such as our annual series of House of Commons breakfast seminars), conferences, one-to-one briefings, as well as set-piece events such as the HEPI Annual Lecture given by a senior international figure. Some of these events result in publications, which we also make available online.

  • 27 Jan 2009

    Universities in a global context: how is globalisation affecting higher education?

    Higher education has always looked beyond national boundaries, but recently this internationalism has taken an entirely new aspect.  Universities are now big business, and many believe that there is a conflict between the cooperative ethos that previously characterised international relations in higher education, and the high degree of competitive behaviour…

  • 14 Jan 2009

    The Operation of the Market in Higher Education

    by Professor Nicholas Barr, LSE

    PDF summary of the slides from Professor Nicholas Barr’s presentation to a HEPI seminar on The Operation of the Market in Higher Education: Opportunities and Constraints, Experience and Ideology, held at the British Academy on 14 January 2009.

  • 14 Jan 2009

    The Operation of the Market in Higher Education

    by Professor Roger Brown, Liverpool Hope University

    Professor Roger Brown’s presentation to a HEPI seminar on The Operation of the Market in Higher Education: Opportunities and Constraints, Experience and Ideology, held at the British Academy on 14 January 2009. Full version and summary version available.

  • 14 Jan 2009

    The Operation of the Market in Higher Education

    Video of the HEPI seminar on The Operation of the Market in Higher Education: Opportunities and Constraints, Experience and Ideology held at the British Academy on 14 January 2009.

  • 14 Jan 2009

    Where the US goes today

    A paper by Professor Roger Brown of Liverpool Hope University looking at the current state of higher education in the United States, prospects for the future, and the lessons the UK might learn.

  • 14 Jan 2009

    The Operation of the Market in Higher Education

    All over the world higher education is increasingly being provided on a ‘market’ basis, with more open market entry, fees increasingly approximating to costs, and increased information for students from league tables and the like.  Informed by a paper produced by Professor Roger Brown, following a study tour of the USA,…

  • 11 Nov 2008

    Sixth HEPI Annual Lecture

    by Lord Giddens

    Lord Giddens, life peer and a former Director of the London School of Economics, gave HEPI’s sixth Annual Lecture at the Royal Institution on 11th November 2008. His title was “Reflections on the future of universities”.

  • 7 Oct 2008

    Developments in Higher Education Applications and Admissions

    Admission to higher education has risen up the political agenda, and is now a major policy concern.  The applications process is changing, and there are major changes to the level 3 examinations that prepare students for entry to university.  These developments are of concern equally to schools and to higher…

  • 7 Oct 2008

    Reform of the System

    by Jon Coles

    Speech given by Jon Coles of the Department for Children, Schools and Families (DCSF) at the Developments in HE Applications and Admissions conference held on 7 October 2008.