We often criticise universities, but do we ever pause to think what an ideal one would look like? Earlier this month we had a rare opportunity as doctoral students to participate in a “search conference” together with around 30 other higher education scholars. […]
Avos, sometimes called a Russian shibboleth, is a tricky concept to translate into English, but it refers to underestimating the obstacles and overestimating your abilities since, in the end, the situation is never fully under your control. The literal translation would probably be something like “why not”, “let’s see”, or “give luck a chance but don’t overwork yourself”.
The use of data instruments in performance measurement is all the rage. It seems that the continuous improvement in technology and its increasing availability has fundamentally transformed the way we think of performance-based governance mechanisms. Academia is neither spared nor silent about it.
When I hear the phrase societal impact (which is often these days!), I usually connect it to the use of social media – mostly Twitter and Facebook. Societal impact, referring to the many ways of transferring research results from the university context to the […]
Shoshana Zuboff is known for her work In the Age of the Smart Machine: The Future of Work and Power (1988), which influenced the way we perceive technology, work, and organizations. With her new book, The Age of Surveillance Capitalism. […]
. . . if you are interested in institutional theory and organizations, of course. Still, if you are a higher education researcher and you are “shopping for theories,” you may want to check this one out.
When we hear the words academic misconduct, we usually think of individuals involved in plagiarism and other kinds of unethical scholarly behavior, and less often of organizations implicated in such affairs. Yet in recent years, universities have earned a reputation for […]
Welcome to the sixth Summer School on Higher Education. This year’s theme “methods and approaches in higher education research” addresses the new directions and dilemmas related to methods and methodologies in higher education research as a complex multidisciplinary field.
Many early-career scholars face challenges with academic writing. Native English speakers or not, most of us spend a considerable amount of time trying to lay down our thoughts in a coherent and meaningful way, repeatedly rewriting and rearranging our sentences and paragraphs, adjusting the argumentation to the journal of choice, choosing among […]
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? These words lead off the fundraising promo campaign for the project “Creating the World’s First Monument to an Anonymous Peer Reviewer,” launched […]