With countries loosening the measures against COVID-19, there is hope that eventually we will be able to resume the practice of academic symposia, and with that the practice of poster presentations. Poster presentations tend to be more popular with PhD students and early-career faculty. In fact, for many it is their first take on presenting at a conference.
The Covid-19 pandemic has affected and continues to affect us in ways we are still struggling to make sense of. Even within the academic “micro-universe” —the one most of us are closest to—the impact has already been profound and is likely to remain so for years to come.
In this edition of our “Meet the Editors” interview series, we are talking with Jeroen Huisman, the editor of Higher Education Policy. Jeroen is Professor of Higher Education at the Department of Sociology, Ghent University and the director of its Centre for Higher Education Governance Ghent (CHEGG). […]
If you are not entirely new to higher education research, policy, or practice, chances are you have come across the quote from the title, possibly more than once. But where does it come from?
What is higher education research? Is it a (scattered) field, a discipline, a tribe, a territory, a (a‐theoretical) community of practice, a cluster of silos, or an archipelago whose watery divides need bridging? […]
“Pre-covid” life in the UK almost feels like an aeon ago, but we’re only six weeks into it. At the end of February I was in London, co-hosting an event with colleagues, and was still recruiting and interviewing participants for my research project in mid-March. How things have changed. […]
Since we started this blog, our main aim has been to offer value for the community of (early-career) higher education researchers, but also to pretty much anyone ending up reading these pages. Another thing we wanted to do with […]
Online methods are not new, but due to the current pandemic circumstances they have received greater attention. Suddenly a slow disaster came into the picture, and everyone had to reconfigure their plans and projects—research ones included. […]
Anyone would agree that choosing the right topic for a doctorate is important. We all want to do something that matters, right? So we may fantasize about the thrill, writing all-nighters, and talking […]
Maybe you were wondering what early-career higher education researchers around the world are doing these days. You probably weren’t, unless you are one. Anyhow, here’s a short report on what some of us in ECHER have been up to.