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Call for participants: summer school in St. Petersburg – “Higher education and social inequality”

The Institute of Education at National Research University – Higher School of Economics (Moscow), China Institute for Educational Finance Research and Graduate School of Education at Peking University invite earlier career researchers and doctoral students to apply to the upcoming 5th International Summer School on higher education research that takes place June 10-16, 2017 in St. Petersburg, Russia. The theme of this year is “Higher education and social inequality”.

V International Summer School will focus on the inequalities in higher education as well as the problematisation of the role of higher education in reproducing social inequalities. Participation in higher education has been increasing rapidly over last decades, but social equity has not been achieved. Numerous studies around the world show persistent inequalities in access and participation in higher education shaped by social background. Gains in widening access, especially in systems with high participation rates, are undermined by the increasing stratification of higher education institutions and societies. These challenges call for re-thinking, conceptually and socio-politically, the role higher education has in a modern society.




Call for applicants: Oslo summer school!

uio logo nyThe Faculty of Social Sciences at University of Oslo is again arranging a summer school for doctoral students with an interest in comparative and methodological social science. Furthermore, researchers, scholars and MA students who aim at advanced study can apply for the course.

Note that in addition to a variety of other social science courses, the summer school has relevant courses for higher education studies! So, note the following courses:

The Political Economy of Skills and Inequality in Western Welfare States with Prof M.R. Busemeyer (University of Konstanz)

This seminar provides a thorough introduction into the study of education policies and politics from the perspective of comparative welfare state research and comparative political economy. The class provides an overview of the most important debates in the field: the link between education and social inequality, the role of partisan politics, the connection between skill formation and different varieties of capitalism, the study of public opinion on education and the process of internationalization and Europeanization of education policy.

Dates: 20 – 24 July 2015
Course Credits: 10 pts (ECTS)
Limitation: 25 participants

(read more here)

Governing Education in Europe: From Partnership to Privatisation with Professor Jenny Ozga (University of Oxford)




Call for applicants: summer school on higher education and the state

ioe_enThird International summer school on higher education research will be held in St. Petersburg on June 13-19 in 2015. The theme for the 2015 summer school is “Higher Education and the State

The summer school is arranged by The Institute of Education at National Research University – Higher School of Economics (Russia), Graduate School of Education and China Institute for Educational Finance Research at Peking University (China).

The target group for the summer school are earlier career researchers, institutional researchers, and doctoral students, and the summer school welcomes applicants with all relevant fields (sociology, economics, political science, education, public administration, management, psychology, etc.) The working language of the summer school is English.

Faculty for summer school includes: Isak Froumin (Institute of Education, HSE), Simon Marginson (Institute of Education, UCL), Rong Wang (CIEFR, Peking University), Pedro Teixeira (Research Centre on Higher Education Policy (CIPES) and Faculty of Economics, University of Porto), Jussi Välimaa (Finnish Institute for Educational Research, University of Jyvaskyla).

About the theme: Despite the marketization of higher education in many countries, the state maintains its crucial role in shaping higher education. The Summer School’s multidisciplinary perspective on higher education and the state will enable to analyze higher education in a larger socio-economic and political framework and connect changes in higher education with the transformations of the state, society, labor market.

The topics covered include: 




Call for applicants: summer school in higher education policy

unikeSummer school on “Policy Travel” will be hosted at University of Ljubljana at 7—11 July 2014. This summer school is now third event that is held in the framework the EU Marie Curie ITN “Universities in the Knowledge Economies” (UNIKE).

The summer school will feature lectures and interactive sessions aimed at developing techniques for analyzing policy terms, texts and power relations in the global knowledge economy, as well as sessions dedicated to models of doctoral education, entrepreneurship and grants.

Confirmed speakers include:

  • Astrid Cermak (University of Copenhagen)
  • Roger Dale (University of Bristol)
  • Karin Doolan (University of Zadar)
  • Cris Shore (University of Auckland)
  • Dorothy Smith (University of Victoria)
  • Susan Wright (University of Aarhus)
  • Pavel Zgaga (University of Ljubljana).

The initial deadline for applications is today (20th of May), but we have been informed that late applications will be accepted until this Friday (thats three days from now!). So if you interested in issues related to policy traveling – apply ASAP!

Information about application procedure can be downloaded here.




Call for participants: Summer school about students in higher education

ss2014The 2nd international summer school in higher education studies has announced the call for participants. The summer school in 2014 will be titled: “Who are the Students in Higher Education? Changing Roles, Changing Systems, Changing Lives”, and it will be  on June 8-14, 2014 in St. Petersburg (Pushkin, Tsarskoe Selo).

The summer school is organised by The Institute of Education at National Research University – Higher School of Economics, and it is open for early career researchers, institutional researchers, as well as doctoral students.

The faculty for the summer school this year includes: Isak Froumin (Institute of Education, HSE), Simon Marginson (Institute of Education, University of London), Rajani Naidoo (School of Management, University of Bath), Pedro Teixeira (Research Centre on Higher Education Policy (CIPES) and Faculty of Economics, University of Porto), Jussi Välimaa (Finnish Institute for Educational Research, University of Jyvaskyla).

To apply you need to provide an application form, 500-1000 word summary about your current project and a recent CV. More information about the theme and application procedures can be downloaded here (pdf), and on the website.

Application deadline March 20, 2014.