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”.
Dr Catherine N. Butcher recently defended her PhD, titled “Heterodox forms of university ownership, governance, financing and organisational structure”, which is based on case-studies of four alternative higher education institutions in Europe, Asia, and the US to explore different educational experiences […]
One of ECHER’s aims is to provide relevant information about higher education research events to early-career scholars. With this in mind, we have put together a list of more than 50 events of note for higher education researchers, mostly made of conferences, summer schools and workshops. […]