Constructor Conversations with Dr. Miguel Antonio Lim
Constructor University Campus Center
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We are delighted to announce that we are continuing our seminar series “Constructor Conversations” with experts in higher education and science. We started this series last year with the presentations of Professor John Douglas from UC Berkeley and Dr. Dorothea Rüland from Hamburg Institute for Advanced Studies.

The seminar series aims to provide our faculty, students and staff with a platform to engage in informed discussions about current trends, challenges, opportunities, and interesting practices in higher education.

Our first guest this fall is Dr. Miguel Antonio Lim, Senior Lecturer in Education at the University of Manchester and one of the world’s leading experts in Southeast Asian higher education.

We cordially invite you to join the discussion, moderated by Prof. Dr. Isak Frumin, Head of the Observatory of Higher Education Innovations. Dr Lim will present a current picture of higher education in Southeast Asia and will be happy to answer a broad spectrum of questions related to British and international higher education.

The state of Higher Education in Southeast Asia: a policy review
Miguel Lim

Dr. Miguel Antonio Lim is Senior Lecturer in Education at the Manchester Institute of Education at the University of Manchester. He is co-convenor of the Higher Education Research Network at the University of Manchester and the International Research and Researchers Network of the Society for Research into Higher Education (SRHE).

His research interests include internationalization of higher education, East and Southeast Asian and transnational higher education, international student mobility and critical perspectives on university rankings and performance metrics. He is the leader of the EU-SHARE Study on the State of Higher Education in Southeast Asia.


In addition, we are happy to already announce our upcoming guests:

  • October: Prof. Olga Troitschanskaia, Head of research center in higher education assessment at Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz
  • November: Dr. Wilhelm Krull, Former President of WV Foundation and Director of The New Institute Hamburg
  • December: Prof. Marijk van der Wende, former founding dean of Amsterdam University College
  • January: Prof. Frank Ziegele, Co-Founder and Executive Director of CHE

We look forward to seeing you there!

Event details and reservation
Constructor University, South Hall 229