Ideas, Debates, and More: Meeting of European and Asian Higher Education Researchers Series
Co-organizers: Social Contexts and Policies of Education (Academic Unit) (SCAPE), Consortium for Higher Education Research in Asia (CHERA), Comparative Education Research Centre (CERC)

The lecture is based on an ongoing book project on Rethinking Universities-Society Relations co-authored by Rómulo Pinheiro and Yuzhuo Cai. In the lecture, Yuzhuo Cai will provide an overview of the evolution of university models from the perspective of university-society relations with an emphasis on comparing the experience in Western and non-Western countries. The university-society relations are examined via the lens of universities’ roles in society (i.e., universities as mirrors, servants and shapers of society). Moreover, he will share some critical reflections on comparative education based on his research related to the book project.

Chair: Dr Jisun Jung, HKU Speakers: Dr Yuzhuo Cai, Tampere University

Date: March 29, 2023 (Wednesday) Time: 16:00-17:15 (HKT) Format: In-person (Rm 206, Runme Shaw Building, The University of Hong Kong) or Online (zoom link will be sent closer to the date)