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Professorship of Higher Education

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

Telephone
(+49)231 755-7937

Fax
(+49)231 755-5543

Address

Vogelpothsweg 78
Campus Nord
CDI-Gebäude

Room 105

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Research Areas

Liudvika Leišytė'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.


Memberships in Editorial Boards

  • Associate Board of Sociological Research Online, 2020 to present.
  • Editorial Review Board of The Learning Organization, 2019 to present.
  • Editorial Board of Social Inclusion, 2019 to present.
  • Editorial Board of Triple Helix: A Journal of University-Industry-Government Innovation and Entrepreneurship, 2018 to present.
  • Editorial Board of European Journal of Higher Education, 2014 to pre.sent.
  • Editorial Board of Acta Pedagogica Vilnensis, 2015 to present.
  • Editorial Board of Higher Education Policy, 2013 to present.

Executive Positions and Advisory Board Memberships

  • Vice director of the Center of Higher Education (zhb, TU Dortmund) and member of the Center’s Board.
  • Member of the Board of the German Higher Education Research Association (GfHf), 2014 to present.
  • Member of the Board of the Futura Scientia, Lithuania, 2009-2010, 2014-2015 and 2020-2021, elected Chair 2020-2021.
  • 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 Board, Educational Advising Center, Lithuania, 2010 to present.

Memberships in Professional Associations

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



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Consultation hours

By appointment

Please contact the secretariat.


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 introduces the Professorship of Higher Education

Prof. Liudvika Leisyte introduces the Professorship of Higher Education.

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Liudvika Leisyte at the University of Pittsburgh's European Studies Center's monthly virtual roundtable

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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