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Liudvika Leišytė participates in the ECER 2018 "Inclusion and Exclusion, Resources for Educational Research?" in Bolzano as a co-convenor of the Network 22 (Research in Higher Education)

ECER 2018

15.08.2018 – At this year's European Conference on Educational Research (ECER) in Bolzano, Italy, prof. Liudvika Leisyte will participate as a co-convenor of the Network 22 (Research in Higher Education). She will chair the session "The Inclusive Academic Community" and the interactive poster session of Network 22. As a part of the session "University Teachers and their Learning" she will also present the paper "Organizational learning at a university: a case study of inclusive teacher training project in Germany" on September 5, 2018.


Project DoProfiL: Anthology on inclusion-oriented teacher education has been published

Titelblatt des DoProfiL-Sammesbands (Cover: Waxmann Verlag, Bild: Ulvis Müller)

01.08.2018 – The DoProfiL volume presents models for inclusion-oriented teacher training, which differentiate development and research at the levels of teaching, schools, universities and university didactics as well as formulating principles for inclusion orientation. Prof. Liudvika Leisyte and Anna-Lena Rose were involved in three articles in this anthology.


Mehwish Waheed at JURE 2018 conference of EARLI, Antwerp, Belgium

Mewish Waheed presents her poster at JURE 2018 conference

12.07.2018 – Our colleague Mehwish Waheed has presented a poster on "Quality of Knowledge, Interaction, and Virtual Competence in Digital Learning" and chaired a session on "Motivational Aspects of Learning and Teaching" at JURE 2018 conference of EARLI (European Association for Research on Learning and Instruction) last week!


Seminars for the winter semester 2018/19

We want you!

04.07.2018 – Dear students, applications for seminars in the winter semester are coming up! You can find all information regarding the seminars of the Professorship of Higher Education on our teaching website.
We are looking forward to your applications!


Come and visit us at the TU Dortmund summer festival!

Sommerfest der TU Dortmund 2018

01.07.2018 – This year’s edition of the TU Dortmund summer festival will take place on July 5, 2018, from 3 pm. The Professorship of Higher Education and the Department of Academic Faculty Development are joining forces and will provide information on their programmes and activities, host an exciting quiz, and you can indulge in culinary nostalgia of the Ruhr Area by winning bags of mixed sweets.

Our location: Stall no. 45, in-between stairs to train-stop Universität and building EF 50.


Prof. Liudvika Leišytė at EGOS Colloquium 2018, Tallinn, Estonia

EGOS - European Group for Organizational Studies

06.06.2018 – Liudvika Leišytė will be a panelist at the EGOS sub-plenary "Challenges of Human Resources in the Age of Industry 4.0" and a co-convenor of sub-theme 50 "Inclusive Organizations and Knowledge Workers Mobility" at 34th EGOS Colloquium (European Group for Organizational Studies) at Tallinn, Estonia.
Sub-theme 50 is co-organized by Prof. Liudvika Leišytė, Prof. Vilmante Kumpikaitė and Dr. Christine Teelken. Prof. Leišytė will be chairing the sessions "Knowledge Workers Mobility I" and "Inclusive Organizations I" on July 5, 2018.
She will present her paper "Organizational challenges of attracting and retaining academic talent" and is co-author of the paper "Challenges of adjustment of expatriates: The cases of Estonia and Lithuania" that is based on the project carried out in 2017 with the Lithuanian, Latvian, and Estonian partners.


New publication by Liudvika Leišytė: Innovation Studies in Higher Education Research

Cover of the book: Encyclopedia of International Higher Education Systems and Institutions

04.06.2018 – Liudvika Leišytė discusses the changing role of universities in innovation and how innovation studies' insights have been used in higher education research in the past decade in her latest book chapter "Innovation Studies in Higher Education Research" published in the "Encyclopedia of International Higher Education Systems and Institutions". The Encyclopedia covers all higher education themes in a comprehensive, accessible and comparative way, and provides a rich diversity of scholarly perspectives and covers the entire spectrum of higher education from a geographical, a topical and disciplinary perspective.
Read more in: Leisyte, L. (2018). Innovation studies in higher education research. In P. Teixeira & J. Shin (Eds.), Encyclopedia of international higher education systems and institutions [E-Book, continuously updated edition]. Dordrecht: Springer.


Prof. Liudvika Leišytė and Anna-Lena Rose at 2018 AABS Conference, Stanford, USA

AABS Conference 2018

17.05.2018 – Liudvika Leišytė and Anna-Lena Rose will attend the 2018 Conference of the Association for the Advancement of Baltic Studies. As part of the panel "Migration, Social Integration, and Wellbeing" they will give a presentation titled "Academic Staff Mobility in the Baltics: Brain Gain, Brain Drain or Brain Circulation?" on June 3, 2018.
Their presentation focuses on the situation of academic staff mobility in the peripheral higher education systems of Lithuania and Estonia. The main research question is: What are facilitating factors and barriers to attracting and retaining academic talent in the Baltic countries?


Talk by Liudvika Leišytė at Stanford University, USA

Prof. Liudvika Leisyte

14.05.2018 – Prof. Leišytė will give an invited talk at the Comparative Sociology Workshop at Stanford University on June 4, 2018. Her talk focuses on "Resistance in European Academia: From Individual to Collective" and the visit it sponsored by the DAAD.
The Comparative Sociology Workshop is organized by the Stanford Graduate School of Education and the Department of Sociology at Stanford University.
During her stay from 28 May to 9 June, she will attend seminars at the Scandinavian Center for Organizational Research within the Graduate School of Education.


New book chapter by Liudvika Leišytė and Anna-Lena Rose

Cover of the book: 25 Years of Transformations of Higher Education Systems in Post-Soviet Countries

07.05.2018 – How has the Lithuanian higher education landscape changed structurally, paying special attention to developments during the Soviet times and in the period after 1990?
Read more in: Leisyte, L., Rose, A.-L., & Schimmelpfenning, E. (2018). Lithuanian Higher Education: Between Path Dependence and Change. In J. Huisman, A. Smolentseva, & I. Froumin (Eds.), 25 years of transformations of higher education systems in Post-Soviet countries. Reform and continuity (pp. 285-310). (Palgrave Studies in Global Higher Education). Cham: Palgrave Macmillan.


PhD students of the Professorship of Higher Education at the GfHf conference 2018

Die Promovierenden der Professur hdhf auf der GfHf Jahrestagung 2018

18.04.2018 – Nearly all of the (internal and external) PhD students of the Professorship of Higher Education have visited the 13th annual meeting of the German Association for Higher Education Research (GfHf) in Speyer from April 12-13, 2018. They presented findings from various research projects and participated in workshops within the scope of the meeting of the early career researchers' section (HoFoNa) of the association.


New publication by Liudvika Leišytė and Anna-Lena Rose

Cover of the book: Formation des ingénieurs à l’innovation

18.04.2018 – Swimming with sharks without being devoured: how engineering students can learn to be creative, develop an entrepreneurial spirit and to innovate.
Read more in: Terkowsky, Claudius; Haertel, Tobias; Rose, Anna-Lena; Leisyte, Liudvika; May, Dominik (2018): Nager avec les requins sans se faire dévorer: comment les étudiants en ingénierie peuvent apprendre à être créatifs, à développer un esprit d’entreprise et à innover. In: Denis Lemaître (ed.): Formation des ingénieurs à l’innovation. Collection: innovation, entrepreneuriat et gestion. London: ISTE editions, S. 159-188. ISBN: 978-1-78405-411-3.


Talk by Liudvika Leišytė at Nagoya University, Japan

Prof. Liudvika Leisyte an der Nagoya Universität, Japan

09.04.2018 – In her talk at the Center of the Studies of Higher Education (CSHE, Nagoya University) Prof. Leišytė addressed the change in governance of universities in Europe and its effects on academic work. Her presentation focused on the impact of the New Public Management reforms and the associated challenges for academic work and the academic profession.


Team of the Professorship of Higher Education at the GfHf Conference at Speyer

Gesellschaft für Hochschulforschung

28.03.2018 – Sude Peksen, Anna-Lena Rose, Nadine Zeeman, Nino Kopaleishvili, and Julia Mergner will attend the 13th Annual Conference of the German Association for Higher Education Research (Gesellschaft für Hochschulforschung, GfHf) on April 12-13, 2018. Nadine Zeeman will give a presentation titled "Academic collective resistance and managerial reforms in higher education". Sude Peksen and Anna-Lena Rose will hold a poster presentation on "Third Mission Activities at Lithuanian Higher Education Institutions". Nino Kopaleishvili and Julia Mergner will present findings of their current research projects.


New article published by Lisa Sigl and Liudvika Leišytė in "Minerva"

Minerva: A Review of Science, Learning and Policy

19.02.2018 – Many European states have recently implemented changes in how inventions at academic institutions are to be handled to optimize their societal impact. The authors analyze how these changes have been taken up – and made sense of – in regions with different pre-existing infrastructures, practices and semantics of invention management. They build on a comparative analysis of continuities and changes in invention management in North-Rhine Westphalia (NRW, a former Western state) and Saxony (a former GDR state) to reflect on how academic institutions have been handling inventions along transforming socio-political contexts.
Read more in: Sigl, Lisa; Leisyte, Liudvika (2018): Imaginaries of Invention Management: Comparing Path Dependencies in East and West Germany. Minerva.


Prof. Liudvika Leišytė is a visiting professor at Nagoya University, Japan

Prof. Liudvika Leisyte

29.01.2018 – From February 1 to April 1 Prof. Leišytė is a visiting professor at the Center of the Studies of Higher Education (CSHE) at Nagoya University in Japan. She will participate in the Center's seminars and will be involved in academic exchange and collaboration with the hosts.


Personnel change in our secretariat

Anika Lander (left) and Marion Kettler (right)

01.01.2018 – The new year begins with a change of staff in the secretariat: our secretary Marion Kettler (right) has retired after almost 25 years at the TU Dortmund. Her successor is Anika Lander (left), who has previously worked at the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering. We wish Marion Kettler all the best for her retirement and look forward to working with Anika Lander.


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