First Annual 2015 Worldviews Lecture on Media and Higher Education

Simon Marginson, Professor of International Education at the Institute of Education, University of London   “Universities, the plutocracy and the 99%: Is high participation in higher education the problem or the solution, in societies that are becoming more unequal?”   The recorded lecture and Q and A can be seen… Read more…


Risk, responsibility, and public academics

As my last academic event of the season, I attended Worldviews 2013: Global Trends in Media and Higher Education in Toronto on June 20th and 21st. I’m not going to write about the panel in which I participated (“Who are the MOOC users?”, with Joe Wilson, Aron Solomon, and Andrew Ng), since… Read more…



Worldviews 2013 Fellowships Awarded

Worldviews is pleased to announce the winners of our media fellowship for Worldviews 2013. The fellowship is awarded to help journalists covering higher education attend and participate in Worldviews 2013 taking place in Toronto, Canada, June 19-21, 2013. – Nora Loreto, freelance journalist, Canada – Bill Schackner, Pittsburg Post-Gazette Higher Ed… Read more…


Engage with higher ed journalists at Worldviews 2013

Worldviews 2013 is just under a month away (June 19 to 21) and our full conference agenda is now online. We’re thrilled to be welcoming distinguished journalists from publications around the world, including the Globe and Mail, Toronto Star, Maclean’s, Al Jazeera, USA Today, US News, Times Higher Ed, Inside Higher Ed, University World News, J-Source, University Affairs, Futurity, and more. The impact of new… Read more…


Conference Agenda Now Available!

Worldviews 2013 is just over a month away – June 19 to 21 – and we’re pleased to announce our full conference agenda is now online. Building on the success of the inaugural 2011 event, this one of a kind international conference will assemble thinkers – academics, editors, students, journalists,… Read more…


Committing Sociology

A group of academics from around the world intend to commit Sociology at every panel, keynote and even during coffee breaks at Worldviews 2013. “Keep Calm and Commit Sociology” reads the promotional buttons produced by a group of academics who took Stephen Harper to task today over recent comments about… Read more…