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Back from the future, forward from the past: The journey that is lifelong learning

Devendra Kodwani

Professor Devendra Kodwani, Executive Dean of The Open University’s Faculty of Business and Law, introduced the OU's 50th anniversary inaugural lecture series with a lecture on lifelong learning and the role of universities, on Tuesday 28 January 2019.

In this lecture, he reflected on the past of individual and collective learning and the role of universities. Looking to the past and the future, he put a spotlight on the present need for lifelong learning and the role of higher education institutes.

The journey that is lifelong learning

About Professor Devendra Kodwani

Professor Devendra Kodwani joined The Open University in 2004 in Department of Accounting and Finance of FBL. Before 2004 he worked in India at the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad; Gujarat University and the Tolani Institute of Management Studies, Gujarat, India.

Currently he is professor of financial management and corporate governance and Executive Dean of the Faculty of Business and Law and Head of The Open University Business School.

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