Tag: UNIKE

Call for papers: University futures conference

unikeThe conference “University futures” is arranged as a part of the UNIKE project. The conference is held June 15 – 17 2016, at the Danish School of Education, University of Aarhus, Copenhagen Campus in Denmark.

The main focus of the conference is following: How is a wide range of businesses and other stakeholders engaging with and reassembling the university? What is meant by internationalisation? Must it only be a strategic aim or can it be a participatory process? How are universities mobilised by nations and regions in the global knowledge economy? How can ideas from feminism and post-capitalism be used to create a liveable university? What would it mean to have an open system of higher education? Are there alternative ways of organising the university and its relations with society? 

Interested in submitting a paper? The call of papers can be found below.

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Call for participants: Winter school “Mapping knowledge economies” in Oslo

unikeIn the framework of the UNIKE project, a winter school is arranged at the University of Oslo, Mon 30 Nov — Fri 04 Dec. The main theme for the winter school is “Mapping knowledge economies”. Target group for the winter school is PhD students and early career researchers. The winter school composes of three main pillars:

  • Scientific Training Package: Mapping knowledge economies
  • Complementary Training Package: Genres of research writing
  • Aspects of Doctoral Education: Training the mobile, modern knowledge worker

The main idea is to combine UNIKE’s specific contribution to the study of higher education – that is, the mix of political economy and ethnography – with the focus of the host institution, in this case, The University of Oslo. Participants will have the opportunity to learn about different ways of theorising knowledge economies – focusing on governance, financialisation and new relations between universities and different industrial sectors and changing perspectives on knowledge work. In the part that focuses on complementary skills, the focus will be on learning to translate one’s own research into policy advice through the writing of policy briefs; in this, the fellows will be helped by academics from The Nordic Institute for Studies in Innovation, Research and Education (NIFU). Last, but not least, the part of the winter school that focuses on aspects of doctoral education will comprise a policy analysis and a writing workshop in which participants will be able to use their own experiences of mobility in doctoral education to reflect on broader processes of producing flexible and mobile workers for knowledge economies.

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