Research is not merely an endeavor to increase knowledge. It is an endless war on ignorance – But who is the greatest hero in this battle? And how can we acknowledge this struggle? […]
Month: February 2019
Learning from heterodox higher education institutions
Dr Catherine N. Butcher recently defended her PhD, titled “Heterodox forms of university ownership, governance, financing and organisational structure”, which is based on case-studies of four alternative higher education institutions in Europe, Asia, […]
Call for Proposals: 32nd Annual CHER Conference
The 32nd annual CHER-Conference will take place from 28 August to 30 August, 2019 at the University of Kassel and will be organized by the International Centre for Higher Education Research Kassel in Germany. The theme of this year’s conference is “Theories and Methods in Higher Education Research”.
Exploring the world of higher education research – Key Actors in Higher Education Research and Science Studies
You’re an early-career higher education researcher? One of those hybrid academics who doesn’t really fit into traditional typologies? Don’t lose hope, not yet. In most of my studies, I was tempted to fall toward computational techniques and reporting methods or to automate cumbersome tasks as much as possible.
Keeping track of your transferable skills – How and why?
After graduating with a master’s degree in the English language almost seven years ago, I landed a temporary job as a research secretary. My recent internship had gone well, so my previous supervisor recommended me to my new supervisor, who in turn […]
Call for Posters: Academia in the Age of Comparison: Methodological and Empirical Perspectives in an Interdisciplinary Dialogue
Academia is in an age of comparison. Momentous processes like globalization, marketization, and digitalization are not only of general societal relevance, but are also pushed by and simultaneously push comparisons in academia. […]