How Oxford Restructured for the 21st Century

When: Wed, July 8, 2:00pm – 4:30pm, 2015
Where: CTL Hall, Block F54, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia
Admission: Free
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In 2000, the University of Oxford introduced its most significant reforms for more than half a century. The University was divided into five independent divisions to which all financial and academic responsibility was devolved.

An ‘as earned’ principle was introduced which meant that Divisions and Departments received funds on the basis on which money came to the university and then ‘bought’ services either from the University or on the open market. The introduction of this internal form of market competition was designed to enable the University to continue to complete externally on the global stage.

After almost fifteen years of this model being in place, it is clear that it has had many positive benefits. But it also suffers from several major drawbacks which the university is now needing to address with some urgency.

Professor Roger Goodman is Nissan Professor of Modern Japanese Studies, and Professorial Fellow at St Antony's College. Professor Goodman is Chair, Oxford Martin School Management Committee; was University Assessor 1997/98; Acting Warden of St Antony’s College 2006/7; Founding Head of the School of Interdisciplinary Area Studies 2004-8; and has been Head of the Social Sciences Division since 2008.

[Text sources: Tokyo University, Oxford University]