Semester One 2016

Thursday 2 June

Keynote: The future of university research and its implications for research higher degree students and early career researchers

Higher education is undergoing rapid transformation in Australia and this will present both opportunities and challenges for current higher degree research students. In this talk I will discuss some of these major changes both at the macro scale and in relation the University of Sydney more specifically. I will offer some modest suggestions for what it might mean for future careers in research, whether in academia, industry, government or the broader public and private sector.

Professor Duncan Ivison is Deputy Vice Chancellor (Research) at the University of Sydney. Prior to this, Duncan was Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (2010-2015) and Head of the School of Philosophical and Historical Inquiry (2007-2009). He continues to teach in the Department of Philosophy. He has also taught in the Department of Political Science at the University of Toronto, the Department of Politics at the University of York (UK) and was a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Research School of Social Sciences at the ANU. Duncan did his BA at McGill University in Montreal, where he grew up, and his MSc and PhD at the London School of Economics and Political Science (where he was awarded the Robert Mackenzie Prize for his PhD).

Duncan has been Laurance S. Rockefeller Visiting Fellow, and Visiting Fellow in Ethics and Public Affairs, at the Center for Human Values, Princeton University (2002-3), as well as Visiting Fellow at the Humanities Research Centre at the ANU (1997).

  • Duncan Ivison

    The future of university research and its implications for RHD students and early career researchers

    2 June 2016

    There is a ferocious global competition for talent, both for higher degree research students and early career researchers.


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