Peter Scott

    • BA, Hon D Litt, Hon Doctor of Laws, Hon PhD
    • Professor of Higher Education Studies
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  • Summary:
    • Chair, Research Advisory Panel, Leadership Foundation for Higher Education (2005-)
      Vice-Chancellor, Kingston University (1998-2010)
      Chair, Research Advisory Committee, Higher Education Academy (2006-08)
      Member, HEFCE Board (2000-2006)
      Chair, Universities Association for Lifelong Learning (2002-2010)
      President, Academic Cooperation Association (2002-2008)
      Pro-Vice-Chancellor, University of Leeds (1995-97)
      Professor of Education, University of Leeds (1992-97)
      Editor, 'The Times Higher Education Supplement' (1976-1992)
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  • Professional Activities:
    • • Academician, The Academy of Social Sciences
      • Member, Academia Europaea
      • Fellow, Society for Research into Higher Education
      • Fellow, Royal Society of Arts

      Membership of Editorial Boards:
      • Minerva
      • Studies in Higher Education
      • Journal of Studies in International Education
      • Higher Education in Europe
      • Journal of Further and Higher Education
      • Journal of Access Studies
      • Widening Participation and Lifelong Learning

  • Personal Country Knowledge:
    • Belgium
      The Netherlands
      United States
  • Media Appearances:
    • Regular column (monthly), Guardian Education
  • Languages Spoken:
    • French (basic)
  • Languages Written:
    • French (intermediate)
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  • Scott, P. (2010) 'Higher Education: An Overview' International Encyclopaedia of Education (Third Edition). Oxford: Elsevier.
  • Scott, P. (2009) 'On the Margins or Moving into the Mainstream? Higher Education in Further Education in England', Higher Education Quarterly Volume 63, Number 4, 402-418.
  • eds. Sadlak, J., Hüfner, K., Pricopie, R. and Grünberg, L. (2009) 'Access in Higher Education in Europe and North America: Trends and Developments' Topical Contributions and Outcomes: UNESCO Forum on Higher Education in the European Region. Bucharest: Comunicare,.
  • Nowotny, H, Scott, P. and Gibbons, M. (2001) Re-Thinking Science: Knowledge and the Public in an Age of Uncertainity. Cambridge: Polity Press [Repenser la Science; savoir et société à l‟ère de l‟incertitude, Paris: Éditions Belin, 2003; Wissenschaft neu denken: Wissen und Öffentlichkeit in eineam Zeitalter Ungewißheit, Velbrück Wissenschaft 2004].
  • Scott, P. (ed.) (2000) Higher Education Re-formed. London: Falmer Press.
  • Bargh, C., Bocock, J., Scott, P. and Smith, D. (2000) University Leadership: The Role of the Chief Executive. Buckingham: Open University Press.
  • Scott, P. (ed.) (1998) The Globalization of Higher Education. Buckingham: Open University Press.
  • Bargh, C., Scott, P. and Smith, D. (1996) Governing Universities: Changing the Culture?. Buckingham: Open University Press.
  • Scott, P. (1995) The Meanings of Mass Higher Education. Buckingham: Open University Press.
  • Gibbons, M., Limoges, C., Nowotny H., Schwartzman, S., Scott, P. and Trow, M. (1994) The New Production of Knowledge: The Dynamics of Science and Research in Contemporary Societies. London: Sage. Japanese translation, Maruzen, Tokyo 1997. Spanish translation, Ediciones Pomares-Corredor, Barcelona 1997.
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