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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.


Benjamin Schiller and prof. Liudvika Leišytė present at the XVII Triple Helix Conference 2019, Cape Town, South Africa

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07.08.2019 – Liudvika Leišytė and Benjamin Schiller (PhD student of the chair) will present their paper "Study program innovation in the Triple Helix context" at Triple Helix Conference 2019. In their talk, they will refer to the case of cooperative study programs at a German university of applied science.


Prof. Liudvika Leišytė presents at the CHER 2019 Conference, Kassel, Germany

CHER 2019 conference

05.08.2019 – Liudvika Leišytė will participate in the conference of the Consortium of Higher Education Researchers (CHER), organized this year by INCHER-Kassel. On August 29 she will present the results of her research on the influence of the Bologna reforms on the Lithuanian higher education system. Her presentation is a part of the track "Governance Models and Translation Processes".


Seminars for the winter semester 2019/2020

We want you!

28.06.2019 – 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!


Gender in European research policy – a new contribution by Liudvika Leišytė

Cover of the book: Handbook on Science and Public Policy

19.06.2019 – Gender inequalities in science persist across the EU member states with the underrepresentation of women in the top echelons of scientific hierarchies. With what policy did the EU try to address this problem in the past two decades? What are the challenges that still persist today?
Read more in: Leisyte, L. (2019). Gender in European research policy. In D. Simon, S. Kuhlmann, J. Stamm, & W. Canzler (Eds.), Handbook on science and public policy (pp. 284-315). Cheltenham, Northampton: Edward Elgar.


Dr. Mehwish Waheed presents the results of her project funded by the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation at MIT

Dr. Mehwish Waheed

05.06.2019 – Our team member Dr. Mehwish Waheed will attend the Learning International Networks Consortium conference at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA, USA, from 17-20 June, where she will present her findings from the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation funded project LeDLe. Her presentation focuses on the question: "Does interaction quality impact students' learning in the digital learning environment? Swedish students' perspective" and the paper is co-authored by prof. Liudvika Leišytė. Her presentation is sponsored by the MIT LINC organizational committee. Specifically, she will discuss the quality of interaction in digital learning environment and its impact of students' learning.


Smart University and online learning environments presented at TU Dortmund Digital Lunch by Prof. L. Leišytė and Dr. M. Waheed

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05.06.2019 – The TU Dortmund Digital Lunch meeting will be hosted by prof. Leišytė at zhb and take place on Thursday, 6 June, 12-13 in the CDI Building, Room 114, Vogelpothsweg 78. Prof. Liudvika Leišytė and Dr. Mehwish Waheed will talk about Smart University and the evaluation of digital teaching and learning tools in Sweden and Germany from a student perspective. The presentation is partly based on the results of the Humboldt Foundation funded project conducted by Dr. Waheed. In this project she investigated the satisfaction of Swedish and German students with digital teaching and learning environments in English language master's programmes.


New book chapter by Prof. Liudvika Leišytė and Anna-Lena Rose in "Handbuch Innovative Lehre"

Handbuch Innovative Lehre

29.05.2019 – How can creativity and entrepreneurial thinking be combined? The authors present a creative teaching and learning concept in engineering, and business administration at the TU Dortmund University that takes into account not only process-oriented areas but also student characteristics.
Read more in: Haertel, T., Terkowsky, C., May, D., Wissemann, S., Leisyte, L., & Rose, A.-L. (2019). Kreativität und Entrepreneurship in der Hochschullehre: personen- und prozessorientierte Lerninhalte. In S. Kauffeld & J. Othmer (Eds.), Handbuch innovative Lehre (pp. 441-451). Wiesbaden: Springer.


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Prof. Dr. Liudvika Leisyte

Prof. Dr. Liudvika Leisyte

Consultation hours

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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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