'Universities are Forever' States Hertfordshire's Vice-Chancellor
University of Hertfordshire Vice-Chancellor, Professor Quintin McKellar described the sector in the institution's 60th year as being shaped by economic changes, globalisation and shifts in policy at his annual lecture, 'Universities are Forever'.
Celebrating 60 years
As part of the University of Hertfordshire's Diamond Jubilee celebrations, the Vice-Chancellor unravelled the history of the University since it was first established as Hatfield Technical College in 1952, expanding on technological innovation and industrial growth in order to prophesise the sector's bright and challenging future.
In addressing the audience, Professor McKellar said: “The trends are global in their scope and far reaching in their impact. They affect every aspect of university provision, the environment in which universities work, what they will be required to deliver and how they will be funded and structured.”
Purchase the book
The event, which took place on Thursday 12 October, featured an exhibition of photographs and memorabilia from the University past and present. The University Press publication 'The University of Hertfordshire: Sixty Years of Innovation' is available to purchase via the online store.