Higher education shapes identity on many levels. We can readily identify three:
- the individual student/academic;
- the institutional characteristics of the higher education sector;
- and wider transnational cultural-historical activity.
This slicing into comprehensible tranches is characteristic of my pragmatic approach to knowing, characterised by a logic of effectiveness in the present: sure, it is a continuum, but clumping into useful groups helps if you want to do something.