Events

Artificial Intelligence and Europe: New tech & old vibes

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

How programme directors frame higher education quality in interdependence

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

Towards resilient organizations and societies. A cross-sectoral and multidisciplinary perspective

What is resilience and how do different disciplines and fields approach it? What does resilience mean in different sectors? And what does resilience involve in times of global pandemic? These are some of the questions addressed in a new open access book Towards resilient organizations and societies. A cross-sectoral and multidisciplinary perspective, edited by Rómulo Pinheiro, Towards resilient organizations and societies. A cross-sectoral and multidisciplinary perspective

B-STA-R: A new dataset to study science diplomacy and global science

Nicolas Rüffin In a recent paper, Simon Marginson (2021) analyzes four competing narratives commonly used to explain the growth of global science. He concludes that each of the predominant narratives—growth of networks, international arms races, global markets, and centre-periphery models—falls short from fully explaining all facets of the phenomenon of global science. Consequently, Marginson calls B-STA-R: A new dataset to study science diplomacy and global science

Knowledge Politics and Policies @ ECPR 2021 General Conference

By Pradeep Singh and Bowen Xu The European Consortium for Political Research (ECPR) had its second virtual General Conference held between 30th August – 3rd September 2021. This year ECPR has attracted over 2,400 scholars worldwide participating in 66 sections covering a wide range of topics and presentations. For the ECPR Standing Group on Knowledge Politics Knowledge Politics and Policies @ ECPR 2021 General Conference

About time to research higher education! – A workshop-based reflection on European higher education research(ers) in times of uncertainty

By Alina Felder Convening virtually over the course of three days (30 June – 2 July 2021), twelve PhD students from six countries exchanged about current research and challenges to researching the area of higher education. The workshop on ‘European higher education in times of uncertainty’ comprised two keynote lectures by senior researchers – Jeroen About time to research higher education! – A workshop-based reflection on European higher education research(ers) in times of uncertainty

International research collaborations: arranged marriages, old boys’ networks, and alternatives

By Inga Ulnicane Science has traditionally been one of the most international activities. Long before political and economic European integration started in the mid-20th century, researchers were collaborating and exchanging knowledge across national and organisational borders. During the past decades, international research collaboration has increased due to a number of processes internal and external to International research collaborations: arranged marriages, old boys’ networks, and alternatives

2020 EXCELLENT PAPER AWARD TO ALEXANDER MITTERLE

We are very happy to inform you that Alexander Mitterle, research associate at the Martin-Luther-Univ. Halle-Wittenberg, has been awarded the ECPR SG Knowledge Politics and Policies Excellent Paper Award for 2020! The jury – Emanuela Reale, Luis Sanz-Menendez and Bjørn Stensaker – have selected his paper titled “Time, the University, and Stratification: The Historical Making of Institutional 2020 EXCELLENT PAPER AWARD TO ALEXANDER MITTERLE

Reimagining Border in Cross-border Education: Experiences from India and Europe

By Priya Vijaykumar Poojary The current political shifts in the form of increasing populism, the resurgence of nationalism, structural racism, and the pandemic are altering global political environments. These shifts are occurring in tangent with the internationalization of higher education as we witness new regional higher educational models (both intra- and inter) and increasing cross-border Reimagining Border in Cross-border Education: Experiences from India and Europe