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Director of Research and Enterprise, and Dean of the Graduate Research School, Dublin Institute of Technology, Head of Higher Education Policy Research Unit

Professor Ellen Hazelkorn is Director of Research and Enterprise, and Dean of the Graduate Research School, Dublin Institute of Technology, Ireland; she also leads the Higher Education Policy Research Unit.   She is a consultant to the OECD Programme on Institutional Management of Higher Education (IMHE ), is a member of the Board of the Higher Education Authority and is also associated with the International Association of Universities (IAU). 
Professor Hazelkorn has worked/is working with universities and university associations around the world, including New Zealand, Australia, the Netherlands, Denmark, Belgium, Jamaica, Sweden and Serbia. Ellen is a member of the Irish National Digital Research Centre (NDRC)  Management Board and the International Advisory Council of the Irish Research Council for the Humanities and Social Sciences . She was a member of the Review Body for Dutch Higher Education (2010), and the review teams for the state of Victoria, Australia (2009) and Catalonia, Spain (2010) and forthcoming for Wroclaw, Poland (2011) on behalf of the OECD Review of Higher Education and Regional/City Development. She has been nominated to the Board of the United Nations University. Ellen was Rapporteur and lead author for the report of the EU Expert Group, Assessing Europe’s University-based Research (2010), and a member of the Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences Foresight Working Group [Ireland].  She is also a member of the Executive Committee of the Dean and European Academic Network (DEAN), and of the Editorial Boards of Higher Education Management and Policy (OECD) and Higher Education Policy (IAU).

Prof Hazelkorn was formerly Director and Dean of the Faculty of Applied Arts, DIT (1995-2008), and Company Secretary, Contemporary Music Centre (2001-2007). Ellen has been Board Member on Higher Education Equality Unit (1996-2002) and the European League of Institutes of the Arts (2000-2002), and Deputy Chairperson, Centre for International Technology and Education – a consortium of European academic, research and industrial institutions developing EU research programmes in intelligent digital content (1996-2000).

She was awarded a BA and PhD from the University of Wisconsin, Madison, and the University of Kent, Canterbury, respectively. She has been a visiting fellow at the University of North London (now London Metropolitan University), OECD, Paris, and the Centre for the Study of Higher Education (CSHE), University of Melbourne.

Ellen has authored/co-authored approx. 60 peer-reviewed articles, policy briefs, books and book chapters on politics and society; digital technologies, gender, work practices and the cultural industries; relations between the media and the state; and higher education policy. Since 2005, she has been an invited/key note speaker over 50 high-level international events, including OECD, EUA, World Bank, IUA, UNESCO and the World Social Science Forum.


17:00-19:00 17 NOVEMBER
THEMATIC SESSION I. UNESCO: “The Changing Landscape of Science: Higher Education's Perspectives, Dynamics and Implications”