Simon Marginson is Professor of Higher Education at the University of Oxford. He was previously Professor of International Higher Education at the UCL Institute of Education, Director of the ESRC Centre for Global Higher Education, and Editor-in-Chief of Higher Education. Simon focuses on global and international aspects of higher education, and higher education and social inequality. He was the Clark Kerr Lecturer on Higher Education at the University of California in 2014. He is a Lifetime Fellow of the Society for Research into Higher Education and a member of Academia Europaea. He co-chairs the Higher Education Commission Inquiry into Education Exports.