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Welcome to the Center for Higher Education

The Center for Higher Education (Zentrum für Hochschulbildung, zhb) is a central scientific unit consisting of the four departments "Disability and Studies", "Foreign Languages", "Teaching & Faculty Development" and "Continuing Education". These departments offer you a variety of seminars, coaching programs as well as education programs. These are closely linked to three university chairs where comprehensive research is conducted on the services offered, ensuring that you will receive the latest research findings at first hand.

 

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We welcome our new staff member Dr. Mehwish Waheed

Dr. Mehwish Waheed

29.06.2017 – Mehwish Waheed will be part of our team from July 2017 to June 2019. She is funded by the Georg Forster Fellowship from the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation. During her stay at the zhb, she will conduct her postdoctoral research project "European students' perspective on learning from digital learning environment: the potential role of knowledge quality, interactive quality and virtual competence" at the chair of Higher Education. Previously, Dr. Waheed has lived in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, where she gained her PhD and worked as a postdoctoral researcher at the Asia-Europe Institute of the University of Malaysia. In addition, during her time in Malaysia she worked as a Manager for Research & Development at Global Illuminators (an international network for scholars from multidisciplinary fields). She is a well internationally published young scholar who is highly interested in the issues of quality and digital learning environments in Europe.

 

Invitation to the guest talk by Prof. Dr. Angela Brew (Macquarie University, Australia)

Prof. Dr. Angela Brew

22.06.2017 – It is our pleasure to invite you to the guest talk by Prof. Dr. Angela Brew (Macquarie University, Australia) at the zhb Higher Education Research Colloquium Series. On Thursday, June 29, Prof. Brew will give a talk with the title "Academic artisans in the research university".
Time and place: June 29, 2017 / 16:00-17:30 h / zhb / Vogelpothsweg 78 / CDI building / room 114

 

Invitation to the guest talk by Dr. Cecilia Policsek (Technical University of Cluj-Napoca, Romania)

Dr. Cecilia Policsek

18.05.2017 – It is our pleasure to invite you to the guest talk by Dr. Cecilia Policsek (Technical University of Cluj-Napoca, Romania) at the zhb Higher Education Research Colloquium Series. Cecilia Policsek will give a talk with the title "Educational quality through performance measurement lenses. Remarks about the Romanian case".
Time and place: June 7, 2017 / 16:00-17:30 h / zhb / Vogelpothsweg 78 / CDI building / room 114

 

Invitation to the guest talk by Prof. Carla Millar (Ashridge at Hult International Business School, UK)

Prof. Dr. Carla Millar

24.04.2017 – It is our pleasure to invite you to the guest talk by Prof. Carla Millar (Ashridge at Hult International Business School, UK; University of Twente, NL). Carla Millar will give a talk with the title "Corporate governance and the impact of women on boards".
Time and place: May 9, 2017 / 14:15-15:45 h / SRG 1 / Friedrich-Wöhler-Weg 6 / Room 2.028

 

Invitation to the guest talk by Dr. Oili-Helena Ylijoki (University of Tampere, Finland)

Dr. Oili-Helena Ylijoki

24.04.2017 – It is our pleasure to invite you to the guest talk by Dr. Oili-Helena Ylijoki (University of Tampere) at the zhb Higher Education Research Colloquium Series. Oili-Helena Ylijoki will give a talk with the title "Trapped in scheduled time, longing for timeless time. A temporal approach to academic work".
Time and place: May 17, 2017 / 16:00-17:30 h / zhb / Vogelpothsweg 78 / CDI building / room 114

 

Project "Interdisciplinarity in German Universities" starts in April, 2017

Logo of Mercator Research Center Ruhr (MERCUR)

03.04.2017 – "Interdisciplinarity in German Universities" is funded by the Mercator Research Center Ruhr (MERCUR). Under the direction of Prof. Dr. Liudvika Leisyte the project aims to understand the antecedents of the rise of interdisciplinarity in and its effect on German universities. The project uses a mixed method approach and will carry out case studies of German universities. The study will provide policy recommendations for German universities which will identify the structures and policies that could further promote interdisciplinary collaboration within and between these universities.

 

Invitation to the guest talk by Dr. Terhi Nokkala (University of Jyväskylä, Finland)

Dr. Terhi Nokkala

22.03.2017 – It is our pleasure to invite you to the guest talk by Dr. Terhi Nokkala (Finnish Institute for Educational Research, University of Jyväskylä) at the zhb Higher Education Research Colloquium Series. Terhi Nokkala will give a talk with the title "Gender, academic career and international mobility - narratives of navigating the family and internationality in an academic career in Finland".
Time and place: April 19, 2017 / 16:00-17:30 h / zhb / Vogelpothsweg 78 / CDI building / room 114

 
Further News

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Information on seminars and colloquia

Higher Education Research Colloquium Series in summer semester 2017;

Go to "Higher Education Research Colloquium Series"

 

New continuing education program for teachers for school semester 2016/17 now online;

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In-company continuing education for the second semester 2016 now online;

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Event schedule for (continuing) education in university didactics for summer semester 2017 now online;

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