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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.


Another year comes to the end...

Ein kleiner Tannenbaum wünscht ein frohes Fest

22.12.2017 – ... and we wish you a merry christmas and a happy new year!


Invitation to the guest talk by María Alejandra Tejada (University of Twente, the Netherlands)

María Alejandra Tejada

19.12.2017 – It is our pleasure to invite you to the guest talk by María Alejandra Tejada (University of Twente) at the zhb Higher Education Research Colloquium Series. On Wednesday, January 10, 2018, she will give a talk with the title "University Research Governance: the pressure to publish and its effects (tensions) in the context of scholarly output in Colombia".
Time and place: January 10, 2018 / 16:00-17:30 h / zhb / Vogelpothsweg 78 / CDI building / room 114


New publication by Prof. Liudvika Leišytė: Governance of public universities in the U.S.

Cover: Governance of public universities in the U.S.

18.12.2017 – The image of the United States as one of the world's leading countries in science rests primarily on its higher education system. The latter is characterized by a particular interplay between autonomy and dependence and has seen significant changes over the past few years. It is worthwhile taking a closer look at higher education institutions in the U.S. - especially against the backdrop of the challenges the German higher education system currently faces.
Read more in: Leisyte, Liudvika: Governance of public universities in the U.S. Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung: Facts & Findings, 287, December 2017.


Prof. Liudvika Leišytė serves as a discussant at BMBF's Quality Pact for Teaching evaluation workshop organized by the Koordinierungsstelle der Begleitforschung des Qualitätspaktes Lehre on December 11-12 in Berlin

Koordinierungsstelle der Begleitforschung des Qualitätspaktes Lehre

06.12.2017 – Prof. Leišytė will provide a commentary on the project CETLFUNK which investigates how Centres for Excellence in Teaching and Learning support organisational learning when changing teaching and learning routines at universities in Germany and abroad funded by the BMBF's Quality Pact for Teaching. She will discuss the results of the project from higher education research perspective.


Anna-Lena Rose at the SRHE Annual Research Conference in Newport, UK

Anna-Lena Rose

29.11.2017 – From December 5-8, 2017, Anna-Lena Rose will participate in the annual conference of the Society for Research into Higher Education (SRHE) in Newport, Wales, UK, where she will give a talk titled "International Academic Staff Mobility: The Challenges of Attracting and Retaining Academic Talent in Central and Eastern European Countries". The trip is covered by a travel stipend of the early career researchers' section (HoFoNa) of the German Association for Higher Education Research (GfHf).


Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies at Harvard University: Call for Applications for the Visiting Scholars Program 2018-2019

Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies at Harvard University: Call for Applications Visiting Scholars Program 2018-2019

20.11.2017 – As an Alumna of the CES Visiting Scholars Program Prof. Liudvika Leisyte would like to share this announcement of the Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies (CES) at Harvard University. CES invites applications for its Visiting Scholars Program for 2018-2019. The program offers postdoctoral social scientists and historians the opportunity to spend up to one year at Harvard University for independent research on Europe or transatlantic relations. Successful candidates benefit from the Center's programs on Europe and Harvard University's intellectually stimulating environment, additionally, they receive shared office space at the Center and gain access to the university's extensive library resources.


Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies at Harvard University: Call for Applications for the German Kennedy Memorial Fellowship (For EU Scholars)

Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies at Harvard University: Call for Applications German Kennedy Memorial Fellowship

20.11.2017 – The John F. Kennedy Memorial Fellowship was established as an endowment in 1966 by German industrialists and the Government to support postdoctoral scholars from Germany for 10 months of residential research during the academic year at Harvard University’s Center for European Studies (CES). In the 2018-2019 academic year, one Kennedy Memorial Fellowship will be granted to an EU scholar of exceptional promise, who intends to pursue an academic career in Europe.The fellowship provides a total stipend of $60,000 for a 10-month residential research stay between September and June.


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