The ever expanding boundaries of knowledge explored at University of Winchester event
An inaugural professorial lecture at the University of Winchester on 25 May explores our thirst for knowledge in the context of current and future directions of research in higher education.
In The Ever Expanding Boundaries of Knowledge: Defining the Research Business for the 21st Century, Professor Maria Burke will discuss current and future directions of research within higher education, researchers' communities, the impact of technological developments and related issues concerning the growth of data.
Professor Burke, who is Professor of Management and Head of Research and Knowledge Exchange for the University's Faculty of Business, Law and Sport, comments: "As human beings, we are curious about the world around us, striving to know more and to understand more deeply. Our ever-increasing knowledge helps to enhance our social, cultural and economic prosperity, as well as meet the challenges of our technologically-driven, interconnected twenty-first-century life."
Maria's area of research expertise concerns the application of new digital technology to economic, environmental and social systems. She has won a number of prizes for her research, including the B2B Best Internet Award and the EPSRC National Impact Prize. In 2014 she was elected as a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and Commerce.
The Ever Expanding Boundaries of Knowledge: Defining the Research Business for the 21st Century takes place on Thursday 25 May at 6.30pm in The Stripe, King Alfred Campus, University of Winchester, Sparkford Road, Winchester, SO22 4NR. The lecture is free to attend but booking is essential at: www.winchester.ac.uk/Burke
Refreshments will be served from 6pm. The lecture is expected to end at approximately 7.30pm.