Chris Brink

Professor Chris Brink served as Vice-Chancellor of Newcastle University from 2007 till 2016. Prior to this he was Vice-Chancellor of Stellenbosch University in South Africa, Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Research) at the University of Wollongong in Australia, and Head of Mathematics at the University of Cape Town. A distinguished academic, with wide experience of issues of equality and diversity, and a member of numerous boards, including the Russell Group and the National Equality Challenge Unit, Professor Brink is known as a champion of the idea of a civic university.

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The Soul of a University

Why Excellence is not Enough

How can we re-establish universities’ social purpose? The solution lies with asking not only ‘what are we good at?’, but also ‘what are we good for?’. Chris Brink shows how universities can – and should - promote positive social change.

Bristol Uni Press