Professor emeritus, CBS
- St. Paul's Cathedral Choir School, London 1950-56.
- Cranbrook School, Kent 1956-61.
- Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge 1961-1964
B.A. in Modern Languages (French and German) Part 1 and Law, Part 2, 1964, M.A. 1967.
- Leeds University 1968-69, M.A. in Linguistics and English Language Teaching.
- Dr.Phil. with distinction ("cum laude") for thesis "English Language Teaching and Imperialism", 1990, Faculty of Education, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
- Professor Emeritius, Copenhagen Business School, Denmark; Research Professor, 2000-2005, Professor 2005-2008.
British Council 1964-1973
- Teacher training, Madrid, 1964
- Lecturer, British Institute, École Nationale Polytechnique, and École Supérieure d'Interpretariat, Faculté des Lettres, Algiers, Algeria, 1965-68
- English Language Officer, Yugoslavia, 1969-1972
- Head, European Unit, English-Teaching Information Centre, London, 1972-73
Department of Languages and Culture, Roskilde University, Denmark 1973-2000
- associate professor in English and language pedagogy.
- administrative posts:
- Head of Department, 1987-1988, and 1992-1994.
- Dean of the Humanities for the university in the same period member of the university's senate 1993-94.
- Chair, University Board of Ph.D. studies, 1995-2000.
- teaching duties in the humanities basic studies programme, the English degree, and the Ph.D. research degree in ‘Language, Culture and Communication’, part-time lecturer in International Development Studies 1983-86.
University of Copenhagen, Department of English, 1973-84
- part-time lecturer in phonetics and applied linguistics, 1973-77.
- member of Project on Foreign Language Pedagogy, 1977-1984.
Primary research areas
- English in the modern world, reasons for its expansion, and implications for other languages.
- Linguistic imperialism, language and power, postcolonial and neoimperial languages.
- Language rights, linguistic human rights, linguistic justice.
- Language policy in EU institutions and in the interaction between the EU and member states.
- Language pedagogy, the learning of English.
- Skutnabb-Kangas, Tove and Robert Phillipson (eds) 2016. Language Rights. Four volumes. Routledge.
- Bunce, Pauline, Robert Phillipson, Vaughan Rapatahana, and Ruanni. F. Tupas (eds) 2016. Why English? Confronting the Hydra. Multilingual Matters.
- Phillipson, Robert 2016. Myths and realities of ‘global' English. Language Policy. On-line from June 2016.
- Linguistic imperialism. Oxford University Press, 1992.
- English-only Europe? Challenging language policy. Routledge, 2003.
- Phillipson, Robert 2015. English as threat or opportunity in European Higher Education. In English-Medium Instruction in European Higher Education: English in Europe, ed. S. Dimova, A. K. Hultgren, and C. Jensen. Mouton de Gruyter, 19-42.
- Phillipson, Robert 2015. Linguistic imperialism of and in the European Union. In Revisiting the European Union as Empire, ed. Hartmut Behr and Yannis A. Stivachtis. Routledge, 134-163.
- Institute of Education, University of London, UK, 1983.
- University of Melbourne, Australia, 1994.
- Central Institute of Indian Languages, Mysore, 1995.
- University of Pécs, Hungary, 1996.
- University of Cambridge, Centre for Research in the Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities (CRASSH), 2005.