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Ludovic Highman

Thesis Title: 'A case study on differentiation in the mission and roles of higher education institutions in Ireland'

Supervisor: Dr John Walsh

Biography

Ludovic studied law and political science and graduated with first class honours from the Université de Nice-Sophia Antipolis and the Université Paul Cézanne in Aix-en-Provence, while also spending a year abroad under the Erasmus scheme at Lunds Universitet in Sweden. After completing his LL.M. degree in Trinity, Ludovic returned to Ireland after another year of postgraduate work specialising in International Relations at the University of Cambridge (M.Phil.) and a year in Brussels working as a stagiaire for the European Commissions’ Directorate General for Enterprise and Industry. He is now in the final year of his Ph.D., his research focusing on higher education reform in Ireland.

Research interests

Higher education policy; EU integration; public and private international law; EU law; international relations; comparative higher education

Publications

Highman, L., & Walsh, J. (2013). Modernising Higher Education? The influence of European and international agendas on differentiation in the mission and roles of higher education institutions in Ireland: a discussion of methodology. Trinity Education Papers, Volume II.

Highman, L. (2012). Brave New University: Fuelling the Knowledge Economy Society. Trinity College Dublin Journal of Postgraduate Research, Volume XI.

Highman, L. (2009). Le principe de précaution: Vers une redéfinition des frontières du risque? Trinity College Law Review, Volume XII.

Conference participation

International

Highman, L. (January 08, 2014). A case study on differentiation in the missions and roles of higher education institutions in Ireland. Unpublished paper presented at the 12th annual Hawaii International Conference on Education (HICE), Waikiki Beach Marriott Resort & Spa, Honolulu, HI, USA.

Highman, L. (September 09, 2013). The Institutionalisation of Differentiation: a European trend? Unpublished paper presented at the European Conference on Educational Research (ECER), Bahçeşehir University, Istanbul, Turkey.

National

Highman, L. (June 15, 2013). Modernising Higher Education? The influence of European and international agendas on differentiation in the mission and roles of higher education institutions in Ireland. Poster presented at the 4th Annual Postgraduate School of Education Research Conference, Swift Theatre, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland.

Highman, L. (March 23, 2013). The Institutionalisation of Differentiation: the Domino Effect. Unpublished paper presented at the 38th Annual Conference of the Educational Studies Association of Ireland, Radisson Hotel, Limerick, Ireland.

Highman, L. (June 09, 2012). European perspectives on higher education reform. Unpublished paper presented at the 3rd Annual Postgraduate School of Education Research Conference, Swift Theatre, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland.

Highman, L. (June 03, 2012). Brave New University: Fuelling the Knowledge Economy Society.  Published paper defended at the launch of the Trinity College Dublin Journal of Postgraduate Research, Trinity Long Room Hub, Dublin, Ireland.

Other

Civic engagement - Trinity tutor within the framework of the Voluntary Tuition Programme (VTP) in collaboration with St Andrew’s Resource Centre, 114-116 Pearse St, D2.

Chair of the organising committee for the Fourth Annual Postgraduate Research Conference on “The Future of Education”, Jonathan Swift Lecture Theatre, June 15, 2013.

Recipient of the Trinity College Postgraduate Research Studentship (Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences).

Major de promotion (Valedictorian or “first in class”) - Université de Nice-Sophia Antipolis - Bachelor in International and European law degree.

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