Jose Gines Mora
Visiting Professor at the Institute of Education, University of London
THE UNIVERSITY: AN UNCERTAIN FUTURE?
José-Ginés Mora is a graduate in Physics and a Ph.D. in Economics, specializing in analysis of higher education. He was president of the European Higher Education Society (EAIR), member of Bologna Follow-Up Group, Vice-President of the Governing Board of the Institutional Management of Higher Education Programme of the OECD and member of the Steering Committee of the European Network for Quality Assurance. He is member of the Editorial Boards of Higher Education Policy, Higher Education in Europe, Higher Education Quarterly, Higher Education Management and Policy, Latin American Journal of Higher Education and Argentina Journal of Higher Education. Ex-editor of European Journal of Education and Tertiary Education and Management. He has been Visiting Professor at The Pennsylvania State University, Stanford University and professor of the Polytechnic University of Valencia, Valencia and Alicante. He has worked as a consultant on higher education issues with various Spanish governments, European and American agencies and international bodies like the World Bank, OECD, the IEO and the European Commission. Author of two hundred and fifty scientific publications on higher education. He has made about four hundred presentations in forty-three countries.
Despite his college experience, or perhaps because of it, he has doubts about whether the university as we know it has a future. He wants to discuss these doubts, perhaps unfounded, in this forum.