John Goddard is Emeritus Professor of Regional Development Studies at Newcastle University. He founded and led the University’s Centre for Urban and Regional Development Studies (CURDS) from 1977 to 1998. He was subsequently appointed Deputy Vice Chancellor until his retirement in 2008. In that role he had special responsibility for the University’s city and regional engagement and chaired the group of six English Science Cities. Post retirement he returned to CURDS and was appointed a NESTA Fellow. He was also awarded a Leverhulme Emeritus Fellowship to enable him to co-author the book The University and the City with Dr Paul Vallance. He subsequently co-edited an international comparative study with Ellen Hazelkorn, Louise Kempton and Paul Vallance titled The Civic University: the Policy and Leadership Challenges. In 2017-18, he acted as Special Advisor on civic engagement to the new Vice Chancellor and President of the Newcastle University. He is currently advising universities in Iraq on how they can learn from Newcastle experience and its smart specialisation strategy.
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What role do – and should – universities play in the places they are based and the communities they work in? What contribution should universities make to social mobility?