What? Why? How? A list of potential PhD defense questions

In August 2020, I defended my PhD successfully. In the preceding months, I had generated a list of potential defense questions by using various different sources (websites, other defenses I watched, and my supervisors). The list ended up helping me a lot. Today I shared this list with a colleague who is soon defending, and I thought: Why not share it publicly?

“Which language shall I learn this year?” On language struggles of mobile early-career academics

I never studied French at school. Some years later, in 2015, I came to regret this decision when I suddenly got a chance to move to France. The original stay was supposed to be 15 months. And then two years. Today, I find myself having lived on French soil for over seven years, barely being able to discuss anything in French beyond basic small talk and getting some official business done.

“We as editors are really just caretakers”: Interview with Peter Bentley, Editor of “Journal of Higher Education Policy and Management”

This time in the “Meet the Editors” interview series, we talk to Peter Bentley, the Editor of the Journal of Higher Education Policy and Management, a journal associated with LH Martin Institute and the Association for Tertiary Education Management (ATEM). The journal aims to bridge the worlds of higher education researchers and policy makers, senior managers and administrative staff in universities.

“Western concepts don’t always apply everywhere”: Interview with Yaşar Kondakçı, Editor of “Higher Education Governance and Policy”

In this interview, we talk to Yaşar Kondakçı, Editor of the new journal Higher Education Governance and Policy. The journal has an international perspective towards higher education policies and management practices and aims to inform an international audience.

Transferring research to practice: Exploring post-publication possibilities

After multiple rewrites, responding to reviewers’ comments and the final copyediting, you have reached the much anticipated finish-line, a published academic article. Feeling both relieved that this task is completed and proud of your accomplishment, you go about adding your article to your bibliography, perhaps sending it around to a few colleagues, and then…