Justinas Lingevicius The emerging AI policy of the European Union (EU), new financial instruments and institutional entities dedicated to boosting emerging technologies including AI, suggest that the EU approaches technological developments strategically and aims to play a role in their international development and regulation. However, the EU position on military AI – the wide-ranging issue … What does military Artificial Intelligence tell us about the European Union’s actorness?
By Ingvild Reymert Two newly published papers investigate variation in professorial recruitment both across countries and disciplines but also within these processes which must be understood as sequential decision-making processes. Academic recruitment are crucial decision-making processes for universities where those hired are responsible for carrying out the universities two key missions: teaching and research. Academic … <strong>Professorial recruitment – sequential decision-making processes differing across countries and disciplines</strong>
Sara Diogo, Bruno Vilhena and Teresa Carvalho Scientific work has been gaining increased attention and importance in the public policy arena, conveyed by the fact that scientific knowledge is essential to promote economic and social development (Carvalho 2021). Much of this attention stems from the changes that the academic careers and more specifically working conditions … The Uberisation of Scientific Work
Inga Ulnicane What is the purpose for developing and using Artificial Intelligence (AI)? Is it to boost economic growth and competitiveness? Or should it contribute to tackling Grand societal challenges and achieving Sustainable Development Goals in areas such as health, environment and energy? Can AI contribute to the both? I examine these questions in my … Artificial Intelligence for economic competitiveness and Grand Challenges?
The Excellent Paper Competition 2022 is now open! Please check the eligibility criteria and procedures to apply: With regards to eligible candidates, the following applies: is currently enrolled in a PhD programme or has obtained PhD after 1 January 2018; is the Sole or Lead Author in the paper + the paper is topically relevant for … Excellent Paper Award Competition 2022
It was particular joy to meet again in person at the General Conference of the European Consortium of Politics Research (ECPR) last week 22-26 August. After two years of virtual conferences due to Covid, this time the ECPR General Conference took place in beautiful city of Innsbruck in the Austrian Alps. It brought together more … ECPR Knowledge Politics and Policies in 2022
By Anna-Lena Rüland The world has seen a fair share of democratic backsliding in recent years, for example in countries like Turkey, the Philippines and Russia. Science diplomacy is often seen as a means to continue some sort of engagement with such regimes. Although it sounds great in theory, we do not yet know how … Learning from Rivals: The Role of Science Diplomacy￼￼
Inga Ulnicane ‘… Europe is a unique aspiration. […] It is an aspiration of a world full of new technologies and age-old values’, Ursula von der Leyen, then incoming President of the European Commission, wrote in her political guidelines in 2019. Since then questions of new technologies and European values have been at the forefront … Artificial Intelligence and Europe: New tech & old vibes￼
By Marina Cino Pagliarello The implementation of a common Higher Education policy has been a long-standing objective of the European Union (Corbett, 2005). The launch of the Bologna Process in 1999 with its aim of creating a European Higher Education Area (EHEA) and the establishment of the European Research Area (ERA) have been important drivers … The European Universities initiative: a game-changer for higher education in Europe?
By Kasja Weenink The study ‘We’re stubborn enough to create our own world’ (Weenink, Aarts, & Jacobs, 2021) addresses how directors of educational programs understand and enact higher education quality in interdependence with its environment. It reveals that the directors’ room to play out their quality views depends on their position within the academic hierarchy … How programme directors frame higher education quality in interdependence