Shaping Sustainable Futures: a conference on internationalization in higher education

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The internationalization of higher education has emerged as a major theme within the interdisciplinary field of higher education research. Early work in the 1990s and 2000s traced the contours of the issue and research on the topic has grown since, in step with internationalization itself. In recent years, critical studies and counter-visions of internationalization have emerged.

Satire, Resignation and Anger around Higher Education Rankings and Wankings

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For a while now, university rankings have been intensely debated all over the world. Despite the prevailing sentiment among academics that rankings are harming the academic profession, the actual resistance to this practice is – at best – scattered and not sufficiently heard, especially at the international level, which is where the most influential of rankings are produced.

Networking or “networking”? SRHE from an early-career researcher’s perspective

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SRHE International Conference on Research into Higher Education is an annual event, organised in Newport, South Wales every December. Before the main conference, which takes place from Wednesday to Friday, there is a Newer and Early Career Researchers Conference organised on the day before. This is an excellent arena for early career researchers to present their work in a relaxed atmosphere, and to meet peers from all over the world.

Event announcement: ECHER Academic Writing Clinic

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Many of us struggle with academic writing. Native English speakers or not, most of us spend a considerable time trying to put our thoughts together in a coherent and meaningful way, endlessly rewriting and rearranging our sentences and paragraphs, adjusting the argument for the journal of choice, choosing among references, and not least polishing the style and vocabulary and fixing the grammar. […]

Academic writing as conversation: one important step towards a published paper

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Experienced scholars describe writing as joining conversations within a particular field of interest (Patriotta 2017). Having analyzed his experience of editing the Journal of Management Studies, Academy of Management Review, and Organization Studies, Gerardo Patriotta suggests that a text-building strategy has to start with the identification of a ‘good’ conversation that provides the baseline for a contribution. […]