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W. Morgan

Professor W. Morgan

Leverhulme Emeritus Fellow, WISERD

School of Social Sciences

Welsh speaking


He is Honorary Professor, School of Social Sciences and Leverhulme Emeritus Fellow, the Wales Institute of Social and Economic Research, Data, and Methods, Cardiff University. He is also Emeritus Professor of Comparative Education, the University of Nottingham, where he was UNESCO Chair of the Political Economy of Education; Senior Fellow, the China Policy Institute; and Acting-Director of the Institute of Asian Pacific Studies. He has also been a Workers' Educational Association tutor-organizer and a college lecturer; and is a Distinguished Professor of the International Institute of Adult and Lifelong Education. A Fellow of the Royal Anthropological Institute, of the Learned Society of Wales, and of the Royal Historical Society; and D. Sc. (hc) Institute of Sociology, Russian Academy of Sciences, his current research interests are in the comparative political economy of education: especially Russia and China; civil society and the anthropology of knowledge; and peace education.


Honours and awards

Leverhulme Emeritus Fellow, October 2017.

Fellow, Royal Historical Society, April 2016.

Honorary Professor: Cardiff School of Social Sciences, Cardiff University, 2014.

The University of Nottingham's Vice Chancellor's Achievement Medal: 2014.

Co-Chair (with Mrs Amina Mohammed, Nigeria) of the UNESCO Director General's  Senior Experts' Group on Education and Learning in a Changing World: 2013-2015.

Fellowship of the Learned Society of Wales: 2012.

Honorary degree of D.Sc. Awarded by the Institute of Sociology, Russian Academy of Sciences: 2010.

Chair of the United Kingdom National Commission for UNESCO: 2010-2013.

Board of the United Kingdom National Commission for UNESCO: 2007-2013.

Distinguished Professor: the International Institute of Adult and Lifelong Education, New Delhi, India: 2008.

Senior Fellowship of the China Policy Institute: 2008.

Commonwealth Scholarship Commissioner for the United Kingdom: 2002- 2008

Patron of Landmines Disability Support Trust: 2007.

Visiting Professorial Fellow: Institute of Commonwealth Studies, School of Advanced Studies, University of London: 2002-2005.

Fellowship of the Royal Anthropological Institute: 1989.

Fellowship of the Royal Society of Arts: 1979.