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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 guest scholar Dr. Nino Kopaleishvili

Dr. Nino Kopaleishvili

09.11.2017 – Nino Kopaleishvili will be part of our team from November 2017. She is funded by the KAAD (Katholischer Akademischer Ausländer-Dienst) and during her six-month stay at zhb, she will conduct her postdoctoral research project "Impact of Quality Assessment on Organizational Transformation of Universities: Reimagining university’s organizational culture" at the chair of Higher Education.
Dr. Kopaleishvili comes to us from Georgia and the purpose of her research project is to study organizational transformation of German and Georgian universities, examine similarities and differences of "archetypes", describe and compare internal quality assessment at universities and determine its impact on organizational development.

 

Invitation to the guest talk by Prof. Vilmantė Kumpikaitė-Valiūnienė, Dr. Jurga Duobienė, Dr. Kęstutis Duoba & Barbara Scharrer

Prof. Dr. Vilmantė Kumpikaitė-Valiūnienė, Dr. Jurga Duobienė, Dr. Kęstutis Duoba, Barbara Scharrer, Prof. Dr. Liudvika Leišytė, Anna-Lena Rose

09.11.2017 – It is our pleasure to invite you to the guest talk by Prof. Dr. Vilmantė Kumpikaitė-Valiūnienė, Dr. Jurga Duobienė, Dr. Kęstutis Duoba (Kaunas University of Technology, Lithuania) & Barbara Scharrer ( (University of Latvia, Latvia; GSK Stockmann, München, Germany) at the zhb Higher Education Research Colloquium Series. Title of the talk is "Possibilities and Challenges of the Adjustment of Expatriates – Comparative Perspectives from the Baltic States and Germany".
Time and place: November 29, 2017 / 16:00-17:30 Uhr / zhb / Vogelpothsweg 78 / CDI building / room 114

 

Invitation to the talk by Dr. Mehwish Waheed at Higher Education Research Colloquium

Dr. Mehwish Waheed

23.10.2017 – It is our pleasure to invite you to the talk by Dr. Mehwish Waheed (Humboldt Fellow at the Professorship of Higher Education) at the zhb Higher Education Research Colloquium Series. Dr. Waheed's presentation draws on students' perception of quality of knowledge gained from e-learning content and presents a 5-dimensional scale to evaluate knowledge quality.
Time and place: Wednesday, November 8, 2017 / 16:00-17:30 h / zhb / Vogelpothsweg 78 / CDI building / room 114

 

Call for papers: EGOS 2018, Sub-theme "Inclusive Organizations and Knowledge Workers Mobility"

EGOS - European Group for Organizational Studies

12.10.2017 – May we please draw your attention to the 2018 EGOS (European Group of Organisation Studies) sub-theme "Inclusive Organizations and Knowledge Workers Mobility", co-organized by Prof. Liudvika Leišytė, Prof. Vilmante Kumpikaitė and Dr. Christine Teelken. The EGOS conference has about 2200 attendants and will take place in July 2018 in Tallinn, Estonia.
The deadline is January the 8th 2018 for the upload of short papers (3000 words).
Looking forward to your submission!

 

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

 
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Information on seminars and colloquia

Higher Education Research Colloquium Series in winter semester 2017/18;

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 2017 now online;

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Event schedule for (continuing) education in university didactics for winter semester 2017/18 now online;

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