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Welcome to Professorship of Higher Education

Our vision: Pursuing Excellence & Global Reach through talent development, inspiring collaborations, openness & diversity

The chair of Higher Education focuses on academic work and organizational transformation in the context of changing institutional environment.

Drawing on the sociological theories the chair explores the issues of

  • professional autonomy and resistance, 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.


New book "Higher Education System Reform" available from 25.04.2019

Cover Higher Education System Reform

20.03.2019 – Liudvika Leišytė is co-editor of the new publication "Higher Education System Reform: An International Comparison after Twenty Years of Bologna". The Bologna Declaration started the development of the European Higher Education Area. The ensuing Bologna Process has run for already 20 years now. In the meantime many higher education systems in Europe have been reformed – some more drastically than others.


Prof. Liudvika Leišytė participates in the German Higher Education Research Association (GfHf) conference "Transformation of Society – Transformation of Science" at the Otto-von-Guericke-Universität Magdeburg

GfHf anual conference 2019

20.03.2019 – Liudvika Leišytė will attend the annual conference of the German Association for Higher Education Research (GfHf) on March 21-22 at the Otto-von-Guericke-Universität Magdeburg. The conference focuses on knowledge production and science communication in a changing working and living environment and prof. Leišytė will chair two sessions on the topic "Transformation of Science" and will participate in the panel discussion "Internationalization of Science – Opportunities and Potentials of International Cooperation – What Role does it play for the Development of Society?".


Invited talk by prof. Liudvika Leišytė at the University of Hong Kong, China

Prof. Dr. Liudvika Leisyte

07.03.2019 – Liudvika Leišytė will give an invited talk on "Dynamics of Protected Spaces in Academia under the Quasi-market Logic" at the Faculty of Education of the University of Hong Kong on March 12. Sponsored by the short-term speaker scheme of the UHK, she will share her findings about the creation and maintenance of protected spaces in academia in the context of governance reforms.


Prof. Liudvika Leišytė and Sude Peksen at the APIKS conference at Hiroshima University, Japan


04.03.2019 – Prof. Liudvika Leisyte and Sude Peksen presented the preliminary findings of the Lithuanian part of the APIKS project at the APIKS project conference in Japan "An International and Comparative Study of Academics' Teaching and Research – Activities in the Knowledge Society: Main findings from the APIKS project". Their presentation focused on "Teaching and Research at Lithuanian Universities". The conference was organized by the Research Institute for Higher Education of Hiroshima University, Japan, March 4-5.


Invitation to the guest talk by Prof. Dr. Ray Land (University of Durham, England)


22.02.2019 – It is our pleasure to invite you to the guest talk by Prof. Dr. Ray Land (University of Durham, England) at the zhb Higher Education Research Colloquium Series. On Wednesday, February 27, 2019, Prof. Land will give a talk with the title "Threshold Concepts and Troublesome Knowledge: a transformational approach to learning".
Time and place: Frebruary 27, 2019 / 14:30-16:00 h / zhb / Vogelpothsweg 78 / CDI building / room 0.22


Seminars for the summer semester 2019

We want you!

16.01.2019 – Dear students, applications for seminars in the summer semester are coming up! You can find all information regarding the seminars of the Professorship of Higher Education on our teaching website.
We are looking forward to your applications!


Another year comes to the end...

Ein kleiner Tannenbaum wünscht ein frohes Fest

21.12.2018 – ...and we wish you a merry christmas and a happy new year!


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Prof. Dr. Liudvika Leisyte

Prof. Dr. Liudvika Leisyte

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Please contact the secretariat:
Mrs Anika Lander
Tel.: +49 (0)231 755 5526
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Secretariat: office hours

Monday: 12:30 to 16:30
Tuesday: 12:30 to 16:30
Thursday: 12:30 to 16:30
Friday: 12:30 to 16:30

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