Tag: project management

2013 in review – Hedda podcasts and other available seminars and lectures

2013_2We continue our annual review of the yearly entries on the blog. In the first post we looked at the guest entries. In this second post we will focus on the Hedda podcast and varous other audio and video materials. Part three that will be coming up later will focus on Hedda news from 2013

Hedda podcasts in 2013

Our first podcast of 2013 was published in January and was number 37 in our series. We interviewed Dr. Don F. Westerheijden, who is a Senior Research Associate at the Centre for Higher Education Policy Studies (CHEPS) in University of Twente in Netherlands. In the podcast we discussed some developments in quality assurance in the Netherlands, after a large scale public scandal highlighting doubts over quality in a number of Dutch higher education institutions.

In episode 38 of the podcast series, we talked to Drs. Frans Kaiser and Elisabeth Epping about the U-Map project, a large project examining horizontal diversity of higher education institutions in Europe and beyond, and to develop a classification of higher education institutions. The project is currently still in demo-mode, so the podcast will provide you with background information about the project. Drs. Frans Kaiser and Elisabeth Epping both worked at the Centre for Higher Education Policy Studies (CHEPS) in University of Twente in Netherlands.

In our next podcast, we talked to Professor Isa Jahnke about ICT in higher education, where we in particular focused on digital didactics and some of her recent research on working with technology in higher education. Isa Jahnke is a Professor in Interactive Media and Learning (IML) at Department of Applied Educational Science in Umeå University, Sweden.




NOMA summer school: Research and policy nexus

In this series of presentations the focus is put on the so-called research policy nexus. How can research on higher education influence policy in this field? What is evidence based policy? How can you assure that policymakers and politicians listen to what you have to say?

These are some of the questions that will be focused on in this session of the NOMA summer school.


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The presentations include

  1. Teboho Moja “Disconnections between research and policy”
  2. Julian May “Talking to the Finance Minister about poverty”
  3. Tracy Bailey “Experiences with HERANA and contributions to policy”

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NOMA summer school: Research projects in focus

In this session recording from the NOMA summer school we share the presentations about different multinational research projects. In the presentations, the researchers and project leaders share their experiences with writing the applications for such projects and the considerations one has to take into account when managing such a project.

The recording includes presentations of the following projects:

  1. NORGLOBAL funded project on higher education and research in Western Balkans presented by Bjørn Stensaker
  2. HERANA – Higher Education Research & Advocacy Network in Africa presented by Nico Cloete
  3. AHELO – Assessment of Higher Education Learning Outcomes presented by Hamish Coates


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NOMA summer school: complexities of research work

In this recording of the NOMA summer school, we share with you insights from five researchers: Peter Maassen, Nico Cloete, Bjørn Stensaker, Teboho Moja and  Jo Muller. They all share their insights to how to navigate in the complicated world of research where one has to take into account multiple interests and conflicting demands.


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NOMA summer school: higher education and human development challenges

We will hereby start to publish a selection of the sessions from the NOMA summer school in January 2013 that examined project management, research policy nexus and application writing.

In this session, the Vice Chancellor of University of Western Cape, Prof. O’Connell gave an inspiring introductory lecture to the summer school. Reminding of the often injust and imbalanced global context, he identified seven human development challenges that universities must address.


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