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Welcome to Professorship of Higher Education

Our vision: We engage in excellent teaching and research through innovation, team work, openness and diversity.

The chair of Higher Education focuses on academic work and organizational transformation in the context of changing institutional environment.

Drawing on the sociological theories the chair explores the issues of

  • professional autonomy and digital university,
  • academic entrepreneurship,
  • governance and management of higher education institutions, and
  • evaluation of research and teaching in higher education.


Guest speaker: Prof. Shaker A. Zahra from the University of Minnesota at the Professorship of Higher Education

Prof. Shaker A. Zahra giving a workshop for PhD students at the Faculty of Economics and Business, TU Dortmund University

20.01.2020 – It was an honour to welcome the Robert E. Buuck Chair of Entrepreneurship and Strategy and the Academic Director of the Gary S. Holmes Center for Entrepreneurship, Prof. Shaker A. Zahra from the University of Minnesota, in December 2019. He is one of the leading scholars in the field of Strategy and Entrepreneurship and the recipient of the 2014 Global Award for Entrepreneurship Research. After an inspiring talk on digital technology and the disruption of global business ecosystems at the zhb Higher Education Research Colloquium, Prof. Zahra held a doctoral workshop on how to publish with impact in international reknown peer reviewed journals for the PhD students from the Faculty of Business and Economics at TU Dortmund University.


Prof. Liudvika Leišytė is a member of the doctoral committee at the University of Twente, the Netherlands

Cover of Myroslava Hladchenko's thesis "Global education models in national contexts"

20.01.2020 – As an expert for the post-Sovjet higher education systems' transformation, Prof. Leišytė participated in the doctoral committee of Myroslava Hladchenko's thesis "Global education models in national contexts: The establishment of research universities in Ukraine" at the University of Twente. Congratulations to the Center for Higher Education Policy Studies at the University of Twente with a new doctor!


Seminars for the summer semester 2020

We want you!

15.01.2020 – Dear students, applications for seminars in the summer 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!


Presentation by Sude Peksen at the SRHE Annual Research Conference in Newport, UK

Sude Peksen

15.01.2020 – From December 10-13, 2019, Sude Peksen participated in the annual conference of the Society for Research into Higher Education (SRHE) in Newport, Wales, UK, where she presented a talk based on her PhD project "Information Sources and Access to German Computer Sciences Programmes: The Role of Gender, Age and Social Networks". The trip was financed by a stipend of the early career researchers' section (HoFoNa) of the German Association for Higher Education Research (GfHf).


We congratulate Maximilian Schulz on the completion of his doctoral thesis

After the successfully defence of the doctoral thesis of Maximilian Schulz

08.01.2020 – On December 10, Maximilian Schulz successfully defended his doctoral thesis on "International business travel as a two-sided experience for highly qualified employees – The role of international work experience, cosmopolitanism, and high-involvement work systems".


Another year comes to the end...

Ein kleiner Tannenbaum wünscht ein frohes Fest

21.12.2019 – ...and the Professorship of Higher Education is out of office to celebrate the holidays until January 5, 2020. We wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!


Invitation to the guest talk by Prof. Dr. Shaker A. Zahra (University of Minnesota, USA)

Prof. Shaker A. Zahra

27.11.2019 – It is our pleasure to invite you to the guest talk by Prof. Shaker A. Zahra (University of Minnesota, USA) at the zhb Higher Education Research Colloquium Series. On Wednesday, December 11, 2019, Prof. Zahra will give a talk with the title "Digital technology and the disruption of global business ecosystems".
Time and place: December 11, 2019 / 16:00-17:30 h / zhb / Vogelpothsweg 78 / CDI building / room 114


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Prof. Dr. Liudvika Leisyte

Prof. Dr. Liudvika Leisyte

Consultation hours

By appointment

Please contact the secretariat:
Mrs Anika Lander
Tel.: +49 (0)231 755 5526
Fax: +49 (0)231 755 5543

Secretariat: office hours

Monday: 12:30 to 16:30
Tuesday: 12:30 to 16:30
Thursday: 12:30 to 16:30
Friday: 12:30 to 16:30

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