Education Policy | Post Primary | Preschool | Primary | Tertiary | Search

 


Knowledge Economy and Higher Education

26 August 2002

Knowledge Economy and Higher Education

Professor Lauchlan Chipman, an Australian tertiary reform analyst and scholar will visit New Zealand from 27 August - 1 September as a guest of the Education Forum to discuss the knowledge economy, higher education and the market.

Professor Chipman, who delivered the 2001 Annual John Bonython Lecture on behalf of Australia's Centre for Independent Studies, will discuss the implications of the knowledge economy for education. He says the trend towards near universal higher education requires a massive increase in investment in education, particularly higher education. However he rejects the suggestion that the investment has to come from government. He argues that one option to cope with growing student numbers is to open higher education to for-profit commercially driven universities.

According to Professor Chipman, knowledge-intensive goods have been falling in price for more than a decade and this trend can only accelerate as a result of globalisation. He notes that globalisation has contributed to the vertical disintegration of higher education, including the growth of many new organisations with specialised functions.

Professor Chipman is founder and principal of Lauchlan Chipman and Associates, a higher education and management consultancy. He is a former Vice Chancellor of Central Queensland University, and an Emeritus Professor of the University of Wollongong. As a past chair of the Australian National Council on Open and Distance Education and a member of the Commonwealth Government's Committee to Review Higher Education Policy, he has written extensively on the knowledge wave and the benefits of a potential relationship between the education and private sectors.

During his visit to New Zealand, Professor Chipman will be speaking at a range of education sector events in Wellington and Auckland. A key feature of his visit will be an address in Wellington on 28 August 2002.

For information on the visit contact:
Norman LaRocque
Education Forum
Phone: (04) 499 0790
Email: info@educationforum.org.nz

For media appointments or to attend the lecture contact:
Rick Marshall
Awaroa Partners
Phone (04) 471 8206
Email: rmarshall@awaroa.com

Ends


© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines

 

Scoop Review Of Books: Salt River Songs by Sam Hunt

Colin Hogg, a longtime comrade of Sam, writes in his Introduction that, ‘There is a lot of death in this collection of new poems by my friend Sam Hunt. It’s easier to count the poems here that don’t deal with the great destroyer than it is to point to the ones that do.’ More>>

Electronica: Restoring The World’s First Recorded Computer Music

University of Canterbury Distinguished Professor Jack Copeland and UC alumni and composer Jason Long have restored the earliest known recording of computer-generated music, created more than 65 years ago using programming techniques devised by Alan Turing. More>>

ALSO:

Scoop Review Of Books: Almost Getting Away With Murder

The Black Widow by Lee-Anne Cartier: Lee-Anne Cartier is the sister of the Christchurch man found to have been murdered by his wife, Helen Milner, after an initial assumption by police that his death, in 2009, was suicide. More>>

Howard Davis: Triple Echo - The Malevich/Reinhardt/Hotere Nexus

Howard Davis: The current juxtaposition of works by Ralph Hotere and Ad Reinhardt at Te Papa perfectly exemplifies Jean Michel Massing's preoccupation with the transmigration of imagery in a remarkable triple echo effect... More>>

Scoop Review Of Books: Nō Tāu Manawa

Vaughan Rapatahana responds to Fale Aitu | Spirit House by Tusiata Avi: "fa’afetai Tusiata, fa’afetai, / you’ve swerved & served us a masterclass corpus / through graft / of tears & fears..." More>>

9 Golds - 21 Medals: NZ Team Celebrates As Rio 2016 Paralympic Games Close

The entire New Zealand Paralympic Team, led by kiwi sprinter and double gold medallist Liam Malone as flag bearer, are on the bus to the Maracanã Stadium in Rio de Janeiro for the Closing Ceremony of the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games. There, they will celebrate the fantastic successes of the past 10 days. More>>

ALSO:

New Zealand Improv Festival: The Festival Of Moments To Return To The Capital

The eighth incarnation of the New Zealand Improv Festival comes to BATS Theatre this 4-8 October , with a stellar line-up of spontaneous theatre and instant comedy performed and directed by top improvisors from around New Zealand and the world. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
Education
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news