2018 ATLAS  T3  International  Conference 

Babeș-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca, Romania 

June 3-7, 2018

Prof. Dr. Paul Gibbs

Professor Paul Gibbs is Director of Education Research at the University of Middlesex.  His first degree in Psychology was awarded by the University of Wales, his Masters in Education (Education and Trust) is from Cambridge University, and his three doctoral awards were received from Southampton University (Ph.D.) and Middlesex University (Doctor of Professional Studies (Transdisciplinary Studies) and D.Litt. (Higher Education)).  He is a professor of the University, founder of the Centre for Education Research and Scholarship and an Honorary Research Fellow at the Open University in Hong Kong and the University of Cyprus.  He is an educator and researcher having taught notions of transdisciplinarity alongside social realism and Heideggerian hermeneutics, and has over 30 successful transdisciplinary professional doctorate students.  He has published 20 books on topics ranging from the marketing of higher education to vocationalism and higher education, and has published more than 80 academic articles.  His particular approach to transdisciplinarity that informs his work is through the works of Heidegger, neo-Confucian thought and the insights of Basarab Nicolescu.  He is currently completing two books: one on Transdisciplinary Higher Education and one on Happiness.  He is also Series Editor of SpringerBriefs on Key Thinkers in Education and Debating Higher Education: Philosophical Perspectives for Springer Academic Press and Series Editor of Praxis in Education with Bloomsbury Press.  He remains active in transdisciplinary educational research leading a cross-cultural research group studying happiness and trust in higher education, funded by Charles Lam.