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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 digital university,
  • academic entrepreneurship,
  • governance and management of higher education institutions, and
  • evaluation of research and teaching in higher education.


Dr. Mehwish Waheed presents the results of her project funded by the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation at MIT

Dr. Mehwish Waheed

05.06.2019 – Our team member Dr. Mehwish Waheed will attend the Learning International Networks Consortium conference at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA, USA, from 17-20 June, where she will present her findings from the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation funded project LeDLe. Her presentation focuses on the question: "Does interaction quality impact students' learning in the digital learning environment? Swedish students' perspective" and the paper is co-authored by prof. Liudvika Leišytė. Her presentation is sponsored by the MIT LINC organizational committee. Specifically, she will discuss the quality of interaction in digital learning environment and its impact of students' learning.


Smart University and online learning environments presented at TU Dortmund Digital Lunch by Prof. L. Leišytė and Dr. M. Waheed

Picture of a laptop

05.06.2019 – The TU Dortmund Digital Lunch meeting will be hosted by prof. Leišytė at zhb and take place on Thursday, 6 June, 12-13 in the CDI Building, Room 114, Vogelpothsweg 78. Prof. Liudvika Leišytė and Dr. Mehwish Waheed will talk about Smart University and the evaluation of digital teaching and learning tools in Sweden and Germany from a student perspective. The presentation is partly based on the results of the Humboldt Foundation funded project conducted by Dr. Waheed. In this project she investigated the satisfaction of Swedish and German students with digital teaching and learning environments in English language master's programmes.


New book chapter by Prof. Liudvika Leišytė and Anna-Lena Rose in "Handbuch Innovative Lehre"

Handbuch Innovative Lehre

29.05.2019 – How can creativity and entrepreneurial thinking be combined? The authors present a creative teaching and learning concept in engineering, and business administration at the TU Dortmund University that takes into account not only process-oriented areas but also student characteristics.
Read more in: Haertel, T., Terkowsky, C., May, D., Wissemann, S., Leisyte, L., & Rose, A.-L. (2019). Kreativität und Entrepreneurship in der Hochschullehre: personen- und prozessorientierte Lerninhalte. In S. Kauffeld & J. Othmer (Eds.), Handbuch innovative Lehre (pp. 441-451). Wiesbaden: Springer.


Invited talk by prof. Liudvika Leišytė at the Royal Holloway College, University of London, UK

Prof. Dr. Liudvika Leisyte

16.05.2019 – Liudvika Leišytė will give an invited talk on "Organizational learning at a German university: towards an inclusive university" at the Royal Holloway College on May 20. She will present and discuss the findings from the DoProfiL project.


DoProfiL: Announcement of the 4th World Café of Measure 3 – Reflection and Prospects

TU Dortmund

09.05.2019 – The 4th DoProfiL World Café will take place on June 25, 2019, from 13.30 - 18.30 in the International Meeting Centre (IBZ), Emil-Figge-Straße 59, 44227 Dortmund.
This World Café brings all project participants together once again to reflect on DoProfiL project experiences and to appreciate what has been learned so far. The aim of the World Cafe is also to discuss the knowledge transfer and continuity of the project. We are honoured that Prof. Kalwant Bhopal from the University of Birmingham will give an impetus for discussions through her keynote address on "Black and minority ethnic experiences in higher education: social justice, inclusion and white privilege".


Just published: New book "Higher Education System Reform" now available

Cover Higher Education System Reform

17.04.2019 – 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.


Liudvika Leišytė joins the editorial board of Social Inclusion

Prof. Dr. Liudvika Leisyte

16.04.2019 – Prof. Leišytė has joined the editorial board of the open access journal "Social Inclusion". Social Inclusion is a peer-reviewed journal, which provides academics and policy-makers with a forum to discuss and promote a more socially inclusive society. The journal aims at being an interdisciplinary journal, covering a broad range of topics, such as immigration, poverty, education, minorities, disability, discrimination, and inequality, with a special focus on studies which discuss solutions, strategies and models for social inclusion.


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Prof. Dr. Liudvika Leisyte

Prof. Dr. Liudvika Leisyte

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