The Postgraduate Research Landscape in Europe: Trends and Drivers

The Sir Bob Burgess Memorial Lecture
  • Lecture
  • International
09 Nov 2023 
The British Academy, London

The Sir Bob Burgess Memorial Lecture — being held for the first time as a stand alone session — is an annual lecture which provides a broad overview of issues affecting postgraduate education. 

This year the lecture is being presented by Prof Barbara Dooley, Deputy President of University College Dublin and a member of the European Universities Association – Council for Doctoral Education. Barbara’s presentation will examine The Postgraduate Research Landscape in Europe: Trends and Drivers’. The session will be chaired by Professor Rosemary Deem OBE.

Remembering Sir Bob Burgess

Sir Robert Burgess (known as Bob) was the founding Chair of UKCGE. A sociologist, he received his BA from the University of Durham in 1971 and his PhD from the University of Warwick in 1981. Following his PhD, Bob remained at Warwick as a sociology lecturer, being appointed Professor in 1987 and Senior Pro Vice-Chancellor in 1995. In 1999, Bob was appointed Vice-Chancellor of the University of Leicester until his retirement in 2014. Following his death in 2022, this lecture series was set up to celebrate Bob’s contribution to both the UK Council for Graduate Education and the postgraduate education community in general.

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Speaker & Chair

  • Professor Barbara Dooley

    Acting Registrar, Deputy President & VP Academic Affairs | University College Dublin
    • Thu 9 Nov, 17.15
    • The Postgraduate Research Landscape in Europe: Trends and Drivers
  • Professor Rosemary Deem OBE

    Emérita Professor of Higher Education Management | Royal Holloway, University of London
    • Session Chair



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