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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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