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Southampton Ethics Centre

Governing Risk Universities: Can we really control uncertainty in higher education and should we try? Event

12:00 - 13:00
27 May 2014
Southampton Education School Building 32 (EEE) Room 2097, Level 2 Highfield Campus

For more information regarding this event, please telephone Michael Tomlinson on 27251 or email .

Event details

This is part of the Southampton Education School Seminar Series

The presentation will examine the notion of a 'New Public Risk Management' (NPRM) in higher education systems, including both internal risk management and external risk-based regulation, and explore its efficacy and consequences.  It will be suggested that risk is an inappropriate basis for the regulation and governance of creative and innovative organisations such as universities, and that policy makers have mistaken risk for uncertainty.  Moreover, there are strong cultural reasons that militate against risk as a universalising model.

Speaker information

Professor Roger King,University of Bath and University of Queensland, Australia,Visiting Professor

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