What does the future hold for universities, and why does this matter for the rest of society? Cris Shore, Professor of Anthropology at the University of Auckland, is co-editor (with Susan Wright) of a new book entitled Death of the Public University? Uncertain Futures for Higher Education in the Knowledge Economy. We asked him to discuss his hopes and fears for universities and their role in society over the coming decades.



This is the fourth episode of a podcast series entitled What IF? (Imagined Futures). In this series of conversations with scholars, researchers and experts from a wide range of disciplines, we explore some of the big challenges and opportunities that the future presents.

What IF? (Imagined Futures) is hosted by Luke Goode.

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Disclaimer: The ideas expressed in this podcast reflect the views of the guest and not necessarily the views of The Big Q. 

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