Paul Temple is reader in higher education management at the Institute of Education, University of London, where he co-directs the Institute’s Centre for Higher Education Studies. He is also co-director of the Institute’s M.B.A. in higher education management. He has worked internationally as a consultant on higher education planning and management issues, and was previously head of the University of London’s Planning Division. His current research interests are in the university’s role in the knowledge economy and in the effects of the physical form of the university on institutional effectiveness. He is executive editor of the London Review of Education.