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


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


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.


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

Social Inclusion: Call for Abstracts

20.02.2020 – 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.


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.


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