Simon Marginson

Simon Marginson is professor of international higher education at the Institute of Education, University of London and a professorial associate of the Centre for the Study of Higher Education at the University of Melbourne. A PhD graduate from the University of Melbourne (1996) when he was awarded the Chancellor’s Prize for excellence in the doctoral thesis. Marginson’s work focuses on higher education systems and policy, especially international and global aspects of higher education. He was designated an Australian Research Council Australian Professorial Fellow in 2003. His current projects are focused on the global strategies of research universities in the Asia-Pacific (a comparison across 18 countries) and on relations between public and private sector research organizations in the knowledge economy (a comparison of Australia, the Netherlands and Korea), and he is also preparing a monograph on globalization and higher education.

Playing the Game of REF

A very strong overall REF performance signifies a large concentration of outstanding work. It is an unambiguous plus. All the same, precise league table positions in the REF, indicator by indicator, should be taken with a grain of salt.

8 years ago