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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

 

Mobility in Lithuanian Higher Education – Brain gain or brain drain?

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01.12.2020 – The team of the Professorship of Higher Education is looking forward to presenting further research results of the Lithuanian country study at the next APIKS conference on December 7-9, 2020. Prof. Liudvika Leišytė, Sude Peksen, Anna-Lena Rose and Rimantas Želvys (Vilnius University) will present insights into "Academic Mobility in Lithuanian Higher Education". The 4th APIKS conference "Internationalization in Higher Education" is organised by the Turkish APIKS team and will take place as an online event.

 

Invitation to the online guest talk by Prof. Sandra Acker & Prof. Anne Wagner

Prof. Sandra Acker & Prof. Anne Wagner

12.11.2020 – It is our pleasure to invite you to the guest talk by Prof. Sandra Acker (University of Toronto, Canada) and Prof. Anne Wagner (University of Nipissing, Canada) at the zhb Higher Education Research Colloquium Series. On Wednesday, November 25, 2020, Prof. Acker and Prof. Wagner will hold a talk titled "'Yes, but not that kind of leader': Women heading research projects in the Canadian academy talk about their work".
Time and place: November 25, 2020, 16:00-17:30 h | Online via video conference

 

Sude Peksen is a member of the HoFoNa board

Sude Peksen

06.11.2020 – Congratulations! Sude Peksen now supports the board of the Early Career Researchers Network (HoFoNa) in the German Society for Higher Education Research (GfHf). HoFoNa is the association of young researchers in the field of higher education research and young university professionals. Sude Peksen is responsible for the cooperation with the Society for Research into Higher Education (SRHE) and co-organises the idea forum at the GfHf annual conference.

 

Invitation to the online guest talk by Prof. Rimantas Želvys & Rūta Bružienė (Vilnius University, Lithuania)

Prof. Rimantas Želvys and Rūta Bružienė

28.10.2020 – It is our pleasure to invite you to the guest talk by Prof. Rimantas Želvys and Rūta Bružienė at the zhb Higher Education Research Colloquium Series. On Wednesday, November 11, 2020, Prof. Želvys and Rūta Bružienė will give a talk titled "Managerialism in Lithuanian higher education".
Time and place: November 11, 2020, 16:00-17:30 h / Online via video conference

 

New publication by Sude Peksen and Prof. Liudvika Leišytė on Determinants of External Engagement of Hard Scientists in Europe

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22.10.2020 – The academics' external engagement increases, especially in the fields of hard sciences. But what are the generational differences regarding the types of academics' engagement in European countries? Sude Pekşen, Anabela Queirós, Alenka Flander, Liudvika Leišytė, and Ville Tenhunen examine this question in their article, which has just been published in the journal "Higher Education Policy".
Read more in: Peksen, S., Queiros, A., Flander, A., Leisyte, L., & Tenhunen, V. (2020). The determinants of external engagement of hard scientists: A study of generational and country differences in Europe. In: Higher Education Policy.

 

Teaching and learning in the winter semester 2020/21

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21.10.2020 – Dear students, the Professorship of Higher Education will be teaching online in the winter semester 2020/21. Our courses will take place on Moodle and via Zoom. Despite the current restrictions, we wish you a successful semester.

 

Prof. Liudvika Leišytė and Sude Peksen present at the virtual EMBL conference "Gender Roles and their Impact in Academia"

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14.10.2020 – How do academics perceive the institutional structure at universities in Lithuania? What differences can we observe by gender? Prof. Liudvika Leišytė and Sude Peksen will answer these questions in a virtual poster session at the EMBL conference "Gender Roles and their Impact in Academia" on 14 and 15 October. Prof. Leišytė und Sude Peksen will present results of the project "Changing University in Lithuania". The virtual conference is organised by the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL), the European Molecular Biology Organization (EMBO) and the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI).

 

Liudvika Leišytė joins the associate editorial board of Sociological Research Online

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13.10.2020 – Prof. Leišytė has joined the associate editorial board of the journal “Sociological Research Online”. SRO is the online-only, peer reviewed journal of the British Sociological Association. It provides an important publishing outlet for peer reviewed sociological research, and makes use of new media to reach a wide and international readership. RSO publishes theoretically engaged and empirically rich articles across a wide range of sociological topics using both qualitative and quantitative research methods.

 

Invitation to the online guest talk by Tembile Kulati (University of Western Cape, South Africa)

Tembile Kulati

05.10.2020 – It is our pleasure to invite you to the guest talk by Tembile Kulati at the zhb Higher Education Research Colloquium Series. On Wednesday, October 21, 2020, Mr Kulati will give a talk titled "Strategic management of universities in transitional societies: The case of South Africa".
Time and place: October 21, 2020 / 16:00-17:30 h / Online via video conference

 

New publication by Prof. Liudvika Leišytė and Sude Peksen on national research evaluation systems

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16.09.2020 – How do the evaluation systems in Great Britain, the Netherlands, the Czech Republic and Germany differ? Which indicators are used to evaluate research? What gender bias is present in the evaluation systems?
The authors explore these questions in their contribution "Nationale Evaluationssysteme für Forschung in Hochschulen – Gender Bias im europäischen Vergleich". The chapter is part of the volume "Leistungsbewertung in wissenschaftlichen Institutionen und Universitäten: Eine mehrdimensionale Perspektive" edited by I. M. Welpe, J. Stumpf-Wollersheim, N. Folger, & M. Prenzel, published by De Gruyter, Berlin.

 

Anna-Lena Rose will be a visiting researcher at Science Po, Paris

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02.09.2020 – Within the scope of her doctoral project, our team member Anna-Lena Rose will visit the Center for the Sociology of Organizations (CSO) at Sciences Po, Paris, from September 14 to October 16. We would like to thank Prof. Christine Musselin, who made the planning of the visit possible, as well as to the French Embassy in Germany and the German Academic Exchange Services (DAAD), who have offered to support the visit with scholarships.

 

And after Corona?

LRT: Article on the topic "Higher Education after Corona"

13.08.2020 – In an interview with the Lithuanian public broadcaster, Lithuanian Radio and Television (LRT), prof. Liudvika Leišytė gives a first estimation of the impact of the Corona pandemic on higher education. Will university teaching change in the long run? Can hybrid models in teaching give more flexibility to study programmes? Will the newly created possibilities continue to be used to impart knowledge to students through different teaching-learning formats?

 

Online now: APIKS Vilnius Conference 2020 programme

APIKS Conference 2020, Vilnius, Lithuania

10.08.2020 – What are the latest trends in the governance and management of the academic profession across the world? The APIKS (Academic Profession in the Knowledge-Based Society) project teams from countries across the world present latest findings on this topic at APIKS Conference 2020. This year’s APIKS Conference is a hybrid event and organised by prof. Rimantas Želvys (Faculty of Philosophy, Vilnius University) and prof. Liudvika Leišytė (Professor of Higher Education, TU Dortmund University) who are conducting the country study Lithuania.
All presentations and keynotes are freely accessible and you are cordially invited to watch them at the conference programme website.

 

Prof. Liudvika Leišytė presents at the ASA 2020 Virtual Engagement Event

ASA Annual Meeting 2020

05.08.2020 – Is there decreasing inequality at the work place in the US and the EU? This question will be answered by Liudvika Leišytė with co-authors Antigoni Papadimitriou and Lisa Stickney at ASA 2020 Virtual Engagement Event on August 9 in the Mixed Methods Section. In their mixed methods study they explore social exclusion in the US and Europe looking at both the individual and national levels. Findings indicate that despite isomorphism in anti-discrimination laws, gender discrimination is still a significant problem at multiple levels.

 

Gülsen Sevdiren is co-editor of the volume "Inklusion in der Lehramtsausbildung"

Gülsen Sevdiren

13.07.2020 – As part of the project "Dortmunder Profil für inklusionsorientierte Lehrer/-innenbildung", an anthology on the topic "Inclusion in Teacher Education - Learning Objects, Interactions and Processes" will be published in 2022. Interested authors are kindly invited to contribute a chapter to the volume.

 

Video of Higher Education Research Colloquium with Prof. Dr. Stefan Kuhlmann & Dr. Ewert Aukes now available online

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02.07.2020 – We are pleased to announce that a video of last week's talk by Stefan Kulhmann and Ewert Aukes (University of Twente, the Netherlands) within the scope of our Higher Education Research Colloquium is now available online. In their talk titled "Science diplomacy in the making – towards effective practice", Prof. Kuhlmann and Dr. Aukes introduced the concept of science diplomacy, outlined the role of science diplomacy in addressing societal challenges, and addressed the challenges related to the governance of science diplomacy in Europe. We would like to thank both speakers for the highly interesting insights into the findings of their research project "S4D4C – Using science for/in diplomacy for addressing global challenges".

 

Seminars for the winter semester 2020/2021

We want you!

01.07.2020 – 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!

 

Call for abstracts for the special issue on "Inclusive Universities in a Globalized World"

Social Inclusion: Call for Abstracts

30.06.2020 – Prof. Liudvika Leišytė and Prof. Rosemary Deem (Royal Holloway, UK) edit the special issue of the Social Inclusion journal on "Inclusive Universities in a Globalized World". Theoretical, methodological, and empirical contributions from different countries addressing different types of diversity in higher education are welcome. Social Inclusion is an open access journal and the special issue will be published in August/September 2021.

 

Invitation to the online guest talk by Prof. Stefan Kuhlmann (University of Twente)

Prof. Stefan Kuhlmann

08.06.2020 – It is our pleasure to invite you to the guest talk by Prof. Dr. Stefan Kuhlmann (University of Twente, The Netherlands) at the zhb Higher Education Research Colloquium Series. On Wednesday, June 24, 2020, Prof. Kuhlmann will give a talk titled "Science diplomacy in the making".
Time and place: June 24, 2020 / 16:00-17:30 h / Online via video conference

 

Prof. Liudvika Leišytė is a member of the doctoral committee at the University of Bath, UK

University of Bath

02.06.2020 – Prof. Leišytė is an external examiner and member of the doctoral committee of Fahdia Khalid at the University of Bath higher education management DBA programme on June 10, 2020. The thesis examines university knowledge exchange as a professional development for academics, titled "University Industry Knowledge Exchange and Academics' Professional Development".

 

Invitation to the online guest talk by Prof. Heather Eggins (Staffordshire University, UK)

Prof. Heather Eggins

05.05.2020 – It is our pleasure to invite you to the guest talk by Prof. Heather Eggins (Staffordshire University, UK) at the zhb Higher Education Research Colloquium Series. On Wednesday, May 27, 2020, Prof. Eggins will give a talk titled "Strategic decision making in uncertain times: A UK study of higher education institutions".
Time and place: May 27, 2020 / 16:00-17:30 h / Online (with Webex)

 

New article by Dr. Mehwish Waheed and Prof. Liudvika Leišytė on Scandinavian students' views on using digital learning environments

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22.04.2020 – Especially in these times, learning in a digital environment is one of the most acute topics in higher education research. In their article based on the presentation at the LINC conference at MIT, Mehwish Waheed and Liudvika Leišytė show the importance of interaction quality for students' learning experience in digital learning environment. Their survey of the Scandinavian students in business administration has shown the importance of the quality of interaction between students and teachers in the platform-based and sociability based settings to achieve the desired learning outcomes.
Read more in: Waheed, M. & Leisyte, L. (2020). Scandinavian students’ perspective on learning from digital learning environment: The potential role of interactive quality. In C. Urrea (Ed.), Proceedings of the MIT LINC 2019 Conference (pp. 262-268). EPiC series in education science, Vol. 3. EasyChair.

 

New publication by Benjamin Schiller and Prof. Liudvika Leišytė on Study Program Innovation in the Triple Helix Context

New article in Triple Helix

22.04.2020 – How do Triple Helix linkages foster study program innovation at a German university of applied sciences at the micro-level? And how does the entrepreneurial university shape support structures and processes to foster this innovation at the meso-level?
Benjamin Schiller and Liudvika Leišytė answer these questions by drawing on Triple Helix literature analysing cooperative study programs in the field of business administration and nursing at a German university of applied sciences.
Read more in: Schiller, B. & Leisyte, L. (2020). Study program innovation in the Triple Helix context: The case of cooperative study programs at a German university of applied science. Triple Helix. Advanced online publication.

 

Studying despite Corona – The summer semester starts on 20th April!

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07.04.2020 – Dear students, even though the activities at the TU are limited and many of them take place online, the semester starts on 20th April.
How is that going to work at Professorship of Higher Education?

 

How can you reach us in the times of Corona virus

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17.03.2020 – Due to the TU Dortmund university policy and health warnings our office is physically closed from 18.03.2020 until further notice. You can reach us during the regular office hours by phone or e-mail.

 

New publication by Anna-Lena Rose and Prof. Liudvika Leišytė on organisational learning

Screenshot: article "Organizational learning through projects"

25.02.2020 – How does organisational learning take place and how can project work lead to organisational learning in settings where projects complement a traditional functional form of organisation? Based on the example of a university, the authors explore this question in the following publication: Rose, A.-L., Dee, J., & Leisyte, L. (2020, advanced online publication). Organizational learning through projects: A case of a German university, in: The Learning Organization.

 

Benjamin Schiller at the DASCHE project conference in Warsaw, Poland

Benjamin Schiller

20.02.2020 – Benjamin Schiller, PhD student at our chair, presents a poster on "Promoting students' competencies: university and industry jointly create and implement competence-oriented curricula in the case of cooperative study programs" at the conference of the DASCHE project (Development, assessment and validation of social competences in higher education) on February 28, 2020.

 

Prof. Liudvika Leišytė at the first Think Tank on "Innovationen in der Lehre gestalten" in Cologne

Prof. Dr. Liudvika Leisyte

10.02.2020 – In the context of the new Bund-Länder-Programme "Innovation in der Hochschullehre", the Toepfer-Stiftung invited experienced professionals to discuss the future organization of funding schemes to support innovation of higher education teaching and learning. Prof. Leišytė was selected to participate in the first think tank of the four on 6th February in Cologne. We are excited that the consultation process has a bottom-up approach and look forward to the upcoming funding programme to support teaching innovation of German universities.

 

Prof. Liudvika Leišytė attended APIKS workshop in Espoo, Finland

APIKS workhop: The role of the academic profession in the knowledge society

03.02.2020 – As the coordinator of the Lithuanian country study of APIKS project, prof. Leišytė participated in the Hana-Academy organized workshop on "The role of the academic profession in the knowledge society" on January 30.
She commented on prof. Urich Teichler’s keynote and participated in the panel discussion on APIKS project findings. Permanent secretary of the Finnish Ministry of Education and Culture, the CEO of the Hanaholmen Foundation, university managers from Sweden and Finland and other stakeholders of higher education discussed the changing financing of higher education and the future of the academic profession in the Nordic and Baltic countries.

 

HdHf team presents the international project APIKS at the "Global Gallery"

HdHf team presents APIKS project at the "Global Gallery" at TU Dortmund

29.01.2020 – 30 international projects were presented at the first "Global Gallery" at the TU Dortmund University. During a gallery walk, visitors were invited to inform themselves about the various international projects at the TU Dortmund University and to get into conversation with the project participants.
The team of the Chair of Higher Education presented the Lithuanian country study of the project "APIKS - Academic Profession in the Knowledge Society". APIKS aims at an international comparison of working conditions for academics at universities across the world. Research teams from more than 20 countries are participating in this project.

 

Invitation to the guest talk by Dr. Sabine Lauer (TU Dortmund University)

Dr. Sabine Lauer

27.01.2020 – It is our pleasure to invite you to the guest talk by Dr. Sabine Lauer (Chair of Organizational Studies, Continuing Education and Social Management, TU Dortmund University) at the zhb Higher Education Research Colloquium Series. On Wednesday, January 29, 2020, Sabine Lauer will give a talk titled "Transformational governance of academic teaching: Findings and methodological reflections on a three-year research project".
Time and place: January 29, 2020 / 16:00-17:30 h / zhb / Vogelpothsweg 78 / CDI building / room 114

 

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

Myroslava Hladchenko with the doctoral committee after her phd defence

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".
Congratulations!

 

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