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Prof. Dr. Liudvika Leisyte Photo of Prof. Dr. Liudvika Leisyte

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(+49)231 755-7937

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(+49)231 755-5543

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Vogelpothsweg 78
Campus Nord
CDI-Gebäude

Room 105

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Research Areas

LiudvikaLeišytė's research focuses on academic work and organizational transformation in the context of changing institutional environment.

Drawing on the sociological theories she explores the issues of

  • professional autonomy, academic roles and disciplinary cultures,
  • academic entrepreneurship,
  • the dynamics of governance and management of higher education institutions, and
  • evaluation of research and quality enhancement in higher education.

Curriculum vitae

Liudvika Leišytė is Professor of Higher Education and Vice-Director at the Center for Higher Education (zhb) at the TU Dortmund University.

She holds an MPhil degree in International Comparative Education from Oslo University and a PhD degree in Public Management from the University of Twente in the Netherlands. For ten years, she was involved in and managed various research projects at the Center for Higher Education Policy Studies (University of Twente) where she is still a visiting senior scholar.

Prof. Leišytė has actively been involved in a number of international and national research projects studying changing university governance, and management, interdisciplinarity, quality assurance and evaluation, and digitalization in higher education. In 2018 she received the Emerald Literati Award for the Highly Commended paper 2018 in The Learning Organization international journal. During her postdoc at Harvard University in 2008-2009 she was carrying out two research projects and won the early career award for her paper on Professional Autonomy in Science at the 2008 PRIME/Globelics Latin America conference.

Prof. Leišytė has published five (co-edited) books on reforms of higher education, governance of higher education and organizational change in universities. She has written numerous chapters in edited books including Handbook of Higher Education Theory and Research, Handbook of Science and Public Policy and edited special issues for Triple Helix and Science and Public Policy. Her work has appeared in a number of prestigious international peer-reviewed journals, including Higher Education, Science and Public Policy, Studies in Higher Education, Minerva, Public Management, Public Administration.

Prof. Leišytė is member of editorial boards of Higher Education Policy, Triple Helix, European Journal of Higher Education, The Learning Organization, Social Inclusion and Acta Pedagogica Vilnensis and she is an International Advisory Board member of the Hungarian Higher Education Accreditation Agency. In 2019 she is a member of the evaluation panel of the Norwegian Agency for International Cooperation and Quality Enhancement in Higher Education (Diku) 'Centers of Excellence in Education' programme.


Board memberships and advisory functions

  • Member of the Editorial Review Board of the journal The Learning Organization, 2019 to present
  • Member of the Editorial Board of Social Inclusion (Open Access Journal), 2019 to present
  • Member of the Editorial Board of Triple Helix: A Journal of University-Industry-Government Innovation and Entrepreneurship, 2018 to present
  • Member of the Editorial Board of the European Journal of Higher Education, 2014 to present
  • Member of the Editorial Board of the Acta Pedagogica Vilnensis, 2015 to present
  • Member of the Editorial Board, Higher Education Policy, 2013 to present
  • Member of the Board of the German Higher Education Research Association (GfHf), 2014 to present
  • Member of the International Advisory Board of the Hungarian Accreditation Committee (HAC), 2014 to present
  • Co-convener of Network 22, Research in Higher Education at the European Educational Research Association (EERA), 2014 to present
  • Member of the International Advisory Board, Lithuanian Presidency of the Council of the EU conference, Vilnius, 2013
  • Member of the Faculty Council, Faculty of Governance and Management, University of Twente, 2011-2013
  • Member and Chair, Female Faculty Network Twente (FFNT), 2008 to 2016 (Chair since 2010)
  • Member of the Board, Educational Advising Center, Lithuania, 2010 to present
  • Member of the Committee for the Twente IGS Graduate School Programme Development, Spring 2011
  • Member of the Board of the Futura Scientia, Lithuania, 2009-2010, 2014-215
  • Member of the National Sounding Board for the Dutch Helsinki Group representatives, NWO and OCW, 2012

Membership in professional associations

ASA – American Sociological Association
AOM – Academy of Management
LNVH – Dutch Network of Women Professors
EGOS – European Group of Organizational Studies
4S – Society for Social Studies of Science
CHER – The Consortium of Higher Education Researchers
EERA – European Educational Research Association
GfHf – Gesellschaft für Hochschulforschung
DHV – Deutscher Hochschulverband
Netzwerk Frauen- und Geschlechterforschung NRW


Managerial and Collegial Activities

Recent Activities
  • Vice director of the Center of Higher Education (zhb, TU Dortmund) and member of the zhb board.
2016 – 2019
  • Coordination of Measure 3 and membership in the coordinating group (Lenkungsgruppe) of DoProfiL project, TU Dortmund, 2016-2019.
  • Co-organized DOSS 2016 "Und wie geht es weiter? Implementierungsstrategien für innovative Entwicklungen in der Hochschulbildung", zhb, TU Dortmund, 2-4 March, 2016.
2014 – 2015
  • Coordinated the submission of 2 Horizon 2020 proposals (first with 3 partners, second with 5 partners) in 2015.
  • Organized panels on research commercialization and standardization in higher education, 4S, Denver and ECER, Budapest, 2015.
  • Presented the Dutch managerial university project survey results to University of Twente Human Resources Department, deans and research institute directors, 2015.
  • Initiated, organized and moderated the FFNT 10th Anniversary conference "Advantages of an inclusive university: science and gender nexus", with Prof. Sandra Harding as a keynote speaker, 13 April 2015, Enschede, The Netherlands.
  • Co-organized GfHf 9th conference "Taboos at Universities", zhb, TU Dortmund, Dortmund. 25-27 June, 2014.
2010 - 2013
2005 – 2009
  • 'Understanding and implementing Bologna process in Lithuanian higher education institutions', project initiation and coordination, 2008-2009.
  • 'Governance and Management Models in Universities', coordination of the CHEPS team in the German Research Foundation (DFG) funded project, 2006-2009.
  • Quality Assurance projects in Lithuania, project coordination, 2007-2008.
  • Launched the CHEPS PhD Summer School, Vilnius, Lithuania, 2005.

Policy related work

    • Member of the International Advisory Board of the Hungarian Accreditation Committee (HAC), 2014 to present.
    • Institutional evaluation of Vilnius Art Academy, organized by Quality Assurance Center, Lithuania, 2013.
    • Institutional evaluation of Business and Management Academy, organized by Quality Assurance Center, Lithuania, 2011.
    • Work group member, Mergers of higher education institutions, Ministry of Education and Science convened by the Prime Minister, Lithuania, 2011.
    • Work group member, Higher Education Governance, Ministry of Education and Science, Lithuania, 2009.
    • Work group member, Science Infrastructure Development, Ministry of Education and Science, Lithuania, 2009.

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Consultation hours

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Recent Activities:

  • Prof. Dr. Liudvika Leisyte is vice director of the Center of Higher Education (zhb, TU Dortmund) and member of the zhb board.
  • She is a co-opted professor and teaches at the Faculty of Business and Economics.

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Prof. Dr. Liudvika Leisyte

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University of Pittsburgh's European Studies Center's monthly virtual roundtables

Participation in the University of Pittsburgh's European Studies Center's monthly virtual roundtables series at September 17, 2015. Topic: "Back to School at What Cost? Comparing Higher Education Models in the US and Europe".


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