Emeritus Professor Dean Forbes

Emeritus Professor

Portfolio of the VP & PVC (International)

Research expertise

Higher education and the knowledge economy
Memory, meaning and creativity in the modern city

Research expertise

Higher education and the knowledge economy
Memory, meaning and creativity in the modern city

place Registry
GPO Box 2100, Adelaide 5001, South Australia

Flinders University 1992-present
Emeritus Professor 2016-
Professorial Status, School of International Studies 2013-2016
Matthew Flinders Distinguished Professor 2012-2013
Deputy Vice-Chancellor (International & Communities) 2000-2013
Head, School of Geography, Population and Environmental Management 1992-1997

Woodrow Wilson Center, Washington DC 2013
Public Policy Fellow

The Australian National University 1980-1991
Research School of Pacific Studies

Monash University 1975-1979

University of Papua New Guinea 1972-1974

Qualifications
PhD Monash University
MA University of Papua New Guinea
BA (Hons) Flinders University
Honours, awards and grants

Flimders Emeritus Professor 2016
Matthew Flinders Distinguished Professor 2012
Honorary Member, Golden Key International Honour Society 2011
Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences in Australia 1994

Key responsibilities

Chair of Council, Elite Education Institute (2016- )
Chair of Board, Community for Global Communication Inc (2004- )
Member, Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency Register of Experts (2013- )

Member, International Education Association of Australia (2006- )
Board of Directors, Education Adelaide (2000-2012)
Honorary Auditor, Australian Universities Quality Agency (2008-2011)

Chair, Universities Australia Deputy Vice-Chancellors (International)
Committee (2004-2008)Chair, IRU Universities International Committee (2004-2009).
Deputy Chair, Board of Directors, Flinders Consulting Pty Ltd (2003-2007)

Member, Australian Institute of Company Directors (2002-2012)
Board of Directors, International Education Network Ltd (2001-2008)
Board of Directors, International Education Network Consulting (Hong Kong) Ltd (2003-2008)

Research expertise
Education systems
Policy and administration
Urban and regional planning
Research interests

A project on Universities and the Creation of the Modern Knowledge City explores how universities change or influence cities, or are ignored by them. About what they expect of each other, and whether they have a shared understanding of the shape, purpose and potential of knowledge to the economy and society. It explores how the collaboration of cities and universities might enhance the regional and international competitiveness of cities and of universities, and seeks to understand what this means for the future of universities and satellite institutions such as think tanks and tertiary colleges.

The Cities of Memory and Meaning project records my experience of a city at a particular moment. It is being written from a personal viewpoint, shaped by observation, artifacts and memory. It is infused with the ideas and distractions acquired from books, essays and blogs on cities. Stories about cities told through the scholarly and fictional exploration of people and places. It is about memories of Australian and Asian-Pacific cities in the past and how they influenced my life, and interpreting the feel and soul of the city.

Publications
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Asia
Development
International Relations
Overseas Students
Population
Universities
Urban Planning
Asia and Australia
Asian Megacities
Australian Foreign Policy
Creative Cities
Knowledge Economy
Southeast Asian Development
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  • Asia
  • Development
  • International Relations
  • Overseas Students
  • Population
  • Universities
  • Urban Planning
Interests
  • Asia and Australia
  • Asian Megacities
  • Australian Foreign Policy
  • Creative Cities
  • Knowledge Economy
  • Southeast Asian Development
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