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Welcome to Professorship of Higher Education

Our vision: We engage in excellent teaching and research through innovation, teamwork, 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.


Interview with Prof. Liudvika Leišytė on a Study on External Engagement of "Hard" Scientists in Europe

Liudvika Leisyte

26.02.2021 – In an interview on the portal of the Lithuanian public broadcaster, Lithuanian Radio and Television (LRT), prof. Liudvika Leišytė describes an international study, in which she together with co-authors explored the external activities of three different generations of Lithuanian, Portuguese, Slovenian, and Finnish academics. One of the core questions was: Which activities are most typical for each generation of researchers?
She describes the development of the study, the challenges of conducting it, the results of the research, and what recommendations its conclusions offer.


New Encyclopedia Chapter by Prof. Liudvika Leišytė on University Spin-offs

Flyer des Verlags (Ausschnitt)

01.02.2021 – In her just-published contribution to the World Encyclopedia of Entrepreneurship, Prof. Leišytė explores the key themes stemming from the literature on the spin-off creation process, spin-off performance and survival.
The World Encyclopedia of Entrepreneurship is a classic reference work, written by some of the most eminent academics in the field of entrepreneurship.
Read more in: Leisyte, L. (2021). University spin-offs. In L.-P. Dana (Ed.), World encyclopedia of entrepreneurship (2nd ed., pp. 637-641). Cheltenham: Elgar.


Seminars for the summer semester 2021

We want you!

18.01.2021 – 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!


Talk by Prof. Liudvika Leišytė at the SOWI Kolloquium

Logo: SOWI Kolloquium

12.01.2021 – Within the scope of the Social Sciences Colloquium (SOWI Kolloquium) Prof. Leišytė will give a talk on the influence of governance reforms on the academic profession.
Title of the talk: Changing academic work in the context of governance reforms
Time: January 12, 2021, 18:00-19:30 | Online


A very special year comes to an end...

Ein kleiner Tannenbaum wünscht ein frohes Fest

19.12.2020 – ...and the Professorship of Higher Education is out of office to celebrate the holidays until January 6, 2021.
Even if Christmas is different than usual for many of us – enjoy the holidays and recover from the challenges of the year 2020. We wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. May it be a better one!


Congratulations to our former student Sebastian Otto for winning the best graduate award 2020

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18.12.2020 – Sebastian Otto, M.Sc., was honoured as the best graduate of his year in the Faculty of Business and Economics at the Annual Academic Ceremony of TU Dortmund University on 16 December 2020.
We at the Professorship of Higher Education congratulate our former Master's thesis student on his success!


Invitation to the online guest talk by Dr. Anne Corbett (London School of Economics, UK)

Dr. Anne Corbett

18.12.2020 – It is our pleasure to invite you to the guest talk by Dr. Anne Corbett at the zhb Higher Education Research Colloquium Series. On Wednesday, January 27, 2021, Dr. Corbett will give a talk titled "European higher education and external policy shocks: Putting Brexit and Covid in historical context".
Time and place: January 27, 2021 / 16:00-17:30 h / Online via video conference


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Prof. Dr. Liudvika Leisyte

Prof. Dr. Liudvika Leisyte

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Mrs Anika Lander
Tel.: +49 (0)231 755 5526
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