Conference Talks

2017

The Emic/Etic Approach as Compelling Idea for Comparative Higher Education Research? (with Terhi Nokkala), 30th Annual Conference of the Consortium of Higher Education Research (CHER), Jyväskylä, Finland, 29.8.2017.

Comment on the Book “Managing Universities. Policy and Organizational Change from a Western European Comparative Perspective” (Bleiklie et al., 2017), 30th Annual Conference of the Consortium of Higher Education Research (CHER), Jyväskylä, Finland, 28.8.2017.

“International Comparative Research – Methodological and Social Challenges (and Prospects)”, University of California, Irvine, 5.6.2017.

“Der internationale Vergleich als methodologische Brücke zwischen Hochschul- und Wissenschaftsforschung” [International Comparison as Methdological Bridge between Science and Higher Education Research], Workshop “Wissenschafts- und Hochschulforschung: Ansatzpunkte für eine interdisziplinäre Forschungsagenda, Hannover, Tagungszentrum Schloss Herrenhausen, 15.5.2017.

“Investigating International Comparative and Collaborative Research Teams: Cultural Context as Solution or Problem?” (with Romy Wöhlert), Institute for Education & Society (InES), University of Luxembourg, 11.5.2017.

“Organizational Image and Identity Construction of Universities: Replacing Reputation with Brand Values?”, New Institutionalism Workshop 2017, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel, 20.3.2017.

2016

„Where does Higher Education Research Stand in Globalized Times?“, 41th Annual Conference of the Association for the Study of Higher Education (ASHE), Columbus, Ohio, U.S.A., 8.11.2016.

„International Comparative Higher Education Research: The Need for Standards and a Shared Methodology“, 29th Annual Conference of the Consortium of Higher Education Research (CHER), Cambridge, UK, 9.9.2016.

“From Local Founding Waves to Global Diffusion of National Models: The Emergence of the International Branch Campus of Universities.” Workshop Internationalization, Globalization and the Governance of Academia”, hosted by the Van Leer Jerusalem Institute and the Halbert Centre for Canadian Studies at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Jerusalem, Israel, 5.17. 2016. 

“Methodological Designs of International Comparative Studies in Higher Education. State of the Art and Perspectives (2004-2014).” 60th Annual Conference of the Comparative and international Education Society (CIES), Vancouver, Canada, 9.3.2016.

2015  

“Transcending Borders and Traversing Boundaries – A Systematic Review of the Literature on Transnational, Offshore, Cross-border and Borderless Higher Education.” 40th Annual Conference of the Association for the Study of Higher Education (ASHE), Denver, U.S.A., 6.11.2015.

“International Comparative Higher Education Research – From Myopic Insularity Towards a Global and Cosmopolitan Approach.” Faculty of Education, University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, 9.10.2015.

“International Comparative Higher Education Research – State of the Art and Major Challenges.” School of Education, University of Melbourne, Australia, 25.9.2015.

“International Branch Campus of Universities – A Gold Rush of Global Presence and Reputation.” American Sociological Association, 110th ASA Annual Meeting, Chicago, U.S.A., 26.8.2015.

“Mission Statements and the Transformation of German Universities into Organizational Actors.“ Universities Facing Pressures for Change: Identity and Organizational Evolutions”, Workshop, Université Catholique de Louvain, Belgium, 29.4.2015.                      

“International Branch Campuses – Fads in Transnational Higher Education of Sustainable New Organizational Form?” 59th Annual Conference of the Comparative and international Education Society (CIES), Washington D.C., U.S.A, 13.3.2015.

2014

“International Collaborations: Creatively Crossing Boarders in Precarious Times”, 39th Annual Conference of the Association for the Study of Higher Education (ASHE), Washington D.C., U.S.A., 19.11.2014.

“Have Global Developments outlived the “National” in “International” Comparative Higher Education Research? Empirical und Methodological Reflections.” 27th CHER Annual Conference. Rome, Italy, 9.9.2014.

“International Branch Campus – Modeerscheinung Transnationaler Bildung oder Nachhaltige neue Organisationale Form?“ [International Branch Campuses – Fads in Transnational Higher Education or Sustainable New Organizational Form?] DAAD Sommeruniversität des Forum Internationale Wissenschaft, Internationalisierung des Hochschul- und Wissenschaftssystems Weltweit. Bonn, Germany, 18.6.2014.

“Diversifikation und Differenzierung in der deutschen Hochschullandschaft.” [Diversification and Diversity within the German Higher Education System]. Treffen hochschulpolitischer Gesprächskreis, Zentrum für Hochschulbildung. TU Dortmund, Germany, 28.3.2014.

2013

“A Methodological Meta-Analysis of International Comparative Studies in Higher Education Research and Beyond” (with Romy Wöhlert). 38th Annual Conference of the Association for the Study of Higher Education (ASHE). St. Louis, MO, U.S.A, 13.11.2013.

“Macro-environmental Mapping of International Branch Campus Activities of Universities World-wide” (with Daniela Krollpfeiffer and Georg Krücken). 38th Annual Conference of the Association for the Study of Higher Education (ASHE), St. Louis, MO, U.S.A., 15.11.2013.

“Comment on John A. Douglass/Richard Edelstein: “Adventures in International Engagement: University Strategies in a Global Market”, Center for Studies in Higher Education (CSHE), University of California, Berkeley, 20.6.2013.

2012

“Interdisciplinary Research Clusters in Universities – Rationales and Strategies of Higher Education Policies, University Leaders and Academics.” 37th Annual Conference of the Association for the Study of Higher Education (ASHE): Freedom to Learn. Las Vegas, NV, U.S.A., 14.11.2012.

“Exploration and Exploitation in Higher Education Research: Some Conceptual Ideas” (with Georg Krücken). CHER Conference 2012: Higher Education and Social Dynamics. Belgrade, Serbia, 12.9.2012.

“Mission Statements of German Universities – Bland Sameness or Diverse University Brands?” Symposium on the Occasion of Helmut Schelsky’s Birthday: Giving Meaning to Interdisciplinarity in the Organization of Universities. Center for Interdisciplinary Research (ZIF), Bielefeld University, Germany, 13.3.2012.

2011

“Comparing Knowledge Society Discourses and Knowledge Society Developments in Higher Education in the 1990s in Europe and the US” (with Terhi Nokkala). 36th Annual Conference of the Association for the Study of Higher Education (ASHE): Meeting the Challenge of a Changing future, Charlotte, NC, U.S.A, 16.11.2011.

“Programs in Higher Education Studies in Germany (and beyond).” CAHEP/CIHE Joint Session “Global perspectives on higher education programs” at the 36th Annual Conference of the Association for the Study of Higher Education (ASHE): Meeting the Challenge of a Changing Future. Charlotte, NC, U.S.A, 17.11.2011.

“ICT-Based Research Team Collaboration and the Amplification, Aggravation and Amelioration of International Research Team Dynamics” (with David Hoffman, Cecilia Ross-Aguilar et al.). 36th Annual Conference of the Association for the Study of Higher Education (ASHE): Meeting the Challenge of a Changing Future. Charlotte, NC, U.S.A, 17.11.2011.

“Higher Education Profiles: Methodological Innovation or Blind Ally?” (with Jussi Välimaa), European Conference on Educational Research (ECER). Freie Universität Berlin, Germany, 14.9.2011.

“Between Imperative and Impossibility – Does the Establishment of Mission Statements bridge the Governance Gap within Universities?” 27th EGOS Colloquium. University of Gothenburg, School of Business, Economics and Law, Gothenburg, Sweden, 7.7.2011.

“Pathways to Higher Education Research: A Survey on Early Career Researchers and Professionals in Germany” (with Christian Schneijderberg, Isabel Steinhardt and Nadine Merkator), 24th Annual Conference Consortium of Higher Education Research (CHER). Reykjavik, Iceland, 23.6.2011.

“Words, Deeds and Outcomes – Relationships of Higher Education and Knowledge Societies in the 1990s” (with Terhi Nokkala), 24th Annual Conference Consortium of Higher Education Research (CHER). Reykjavik, Iceland, 23.6.2011.

“ICT-based Research Team Collaboration and the Amplification, Aggravation and Amelioration of International Team Research Dynamics” (with David Hoffman, Cecilia Rios-Aguilar et al.), 24th Annual Conference Consortium of Higher Education Research (CHER). Reykjavik, Iceland, 24.6.2011.

“Zwischen Unternehmertum und Organisationsmodus: Universität und unternehmerischer Aktivitätsmodus” (with Michael Borggräfe) [Between Entrepreneurship and organisational Actorhood: University’s Entrepreneurial Activity Mode], Tagung der AG Organisationssoziologie “Hochschule als Organisation.“ Technische Universität Dortmund, Dortmund, Germany, 11.6.2011.

“Zwischen Organisationskultur und Organisationsmerkmalen: zeitgenössische Universitätsreform und unternehmerischer Aktivitätsmodus” (with Michael Borggräfe) [Between Organizational Culture and Organizational Specificities. Contemporary Higher Education Reform and University’s Entrepreneurial Activity Mode), 2. Workshop des Forums kritische Organisationsforschung‚ Foucault und Organisation. Chemnitz, Germany. 18.5.2011.

“Gegenwart und Zukunft des deutschen Hochschulforschungsnachwuchses” (HoFoNa) (with Isabel Steinhardt, Nadine Merkator, Christian Schneijderberg) [Present and Future of German Early Career Researchers in Higher Education Research], 6. Jahrestagung der Gesellschaft für Hochschulforschung (GfHf) “Hochschulen und Wettbewerb.” Institut für Hochschulforschung (HoF), Wittenberg, Germany, 13.5.2011.

2010

“Historische Erbschaften des Verhältnisses von Universitäten und Wissensgesellschaften: Das Preußische, Napoleonische und Britische Universitätsmodell” [Historical Legacies in the Relationship between Universities and Knowledge Societies. The Prusssian, Napoleonic and British University Model]. Abschlusstagung des DFG Graduiertenkollegs “Auf dem Weg in die Wissensgesellschaft.” Rückkehr der Regulierung: Wissen, Theorie, Instrumente, ,University Bielefeld, Bielefeld, 2.12.2010

“Empirical Focus Across Continents – the Continuous Challenge of Novel Comparisons.” Annual Conference of the Association for the Study of Higher Education (ASHE): Higher Education Scholarship and Public Policy: What is the Optimal Alignment. Indianapolis, IN, U.S.A., 18.11.2010.

“How do Mission Statements cope with Organizational Images?” 23rd CHER Conference: Effects of Higher Education Reforms. Oslo, Norway, 11.6.2010.

“Institutional Profiles in a Mixed-Methods International Comparative Study.” 23rd Annual Conference Consortium of Higher Education Research (CHER): Effects of Higher Education Reforms. University of Oslo, Norway, 10.6.2010.

2006

“Universitätsleitbild(-er): Von der Idee der Universität zum organisationalen Image”[From an Idea of the University to Organizational Images]. Konferenz: Zwischen Idee und Zweckorientierung. Vorbilder und Motive von Hochschulreformen seit 1945. Johann Wolfgang Goethe-Universität Frankfurt am Main, Germany, 4.4.2006.

“From the Idea of the University to an Organisational Image. On the Identity Constitution of German Universities.” Poster Presentation, PRIME Annual Conference 2006, Laboratoire Techniques, Territoires et Sociétés (LATTS), Paris, France, 7.2.2006.

2004

“Research-Teaching-Relations in Case of University and Multiversity, Concluding Remarks, Conference Towards a Multiversity?” Universities between National Traditions and Global Trends in Higher Education, , Bielefeld University, Germany, 13.11.2004.

“Leitbilder deutscher Hochschulen – erste theoretische und empirische –Beobachtungen” [Mission Statement of German Universities – Conceptual Considerations and First Empirical Observations]. Hochschulforschungsinstitut (HOF).Martin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg, Germany, 20.8.2004.

“On the Relationship Between Research and Teaching in the Self-Descriptions of German Universities Since 1990.” PRIME Doctoral Conference, Science and Technology Policy Research (SPRU). University of Sussex, Brighton, UK, 18.5.2004.