Since the mid-1990s the knowledge economy discourse has become a hegemonic economic imaginary informing knowledge policies at global, regional and national levels. How has this discourse shifted the significance of knowledge and altered the roles of higher education?
In order to further explore these questions, the Marie Curie UNIKE project is organising a winter school under the theme ‘Mapping Knowledge Economies’ from 30 November to 4 December 2015 at the University of Oslo. Having been working together in the last two years, UNIKE fellows and professors aim at this event to make a contribution to the study of higher education by combining political economy and ethnography approaches. The winter school offers participants the opportunity to learn about different ways of theorising knowledge economies and of understanding changing perspectives on knowledge work. Participants will also interact with the academics and early stage researchers from the Faculty of Educational Sciences, the University of Oslo and the Nordic Institute for Studies in Innovation, Research and Education.
Chris and Janja will co-present with Dr. Eva Hartman, Copenhagen Business School, the public lecture entitled ‘Mapping the knowledge economy: the Janus-faced university in the emerging global knowledge economy’
Que Anh will participate in the panel on “The Dynamic Triad of ‘Knowledge Economy, Knowledge Polices and Actors’ in Higher Education in Asia, Europe and the USA”, together with PhD fellows from London, Copenhagen and Oslo.
Deadline for registration is 8 November 2015. For more details, please click here