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RISIS Research Seminar on Entrepreneurialism, subject concentration, and the role of public funding in shaping the trajectory of European universities 

Presenter: Roxana Diana Baltaru, University of Warwick; Radu Dragomir Manac, University of Essex; Miruna Ivan, University of Essex    Discussant: Iussi Kivistö, University of Tampere   Abstract:   Horizontal differentiation in terms of disciplines taught is currently valued in functionalist, entrepreneurial models of higher education as a strategy that universities can employ to deal with diverse expectations from students, stakeholders, and society at large. Entrepreneurial universities are also expected to diversify financially and rely less…

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Refugees access to higher education in Europe

How monitor the access to higher education of refugee’s communities in Europe?  The increasing educational need of young students is somehow registered at university level?     The 10th  RISIS Research Seminar will take place on 15th September from 12.30 to 2 pm (CET)  and will focus on Refugees access to higher education in Europe - Policy goals, data needs and some empirical results with a presentation of Agata Lambrechts, Institute for Public Communication, Università della Svizzera italiana, Lugano. Frans…

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5# RISIS Policymakers Session: A challenge for policy, heterogeneity calls for differentiated strategies

The 5th RISIS Policymakers Session was organized on the 23rd  of September in an online format (2 pm – 4 pm). RISIS focused on the heterogeneity of European Higher Institutions with a presentation entitled The heterogeneity of European Higher Education Institutions. A configurational approach by Professor Benedetto Lepori USI (Università della Svizzera italiana).   Higher Education Institutions are highly heterogeneous in terms of their profile, governance, and output. This represents a challenge for policies as…

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RISIS RESEARCH SEMINARS to promote communication among scholars

A series of RISIS Research Seminars are planned on a monthly base, from September 2020 to May 2021 to foster the exchange of ideas within and outside the RISIS community. During the meetings, scholars or practitioners can present and discuss their ongoing research. To improve the effectiveness of the seminars, a discussant from the scientific community is involved. The first organized on 9th September by USI (Università della Svizzera Italiana) will focus on Business Model and Value…

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RISIS-ETER at Consortium of Higher Education Researchers conference

RISIS project had a space during the 32th Consortium of Higher Education Researchers (CHER) conference, that took place in Kassel University, August 28-30. With a paper titled “The heterogeneity of European Higher Education Institutions” Benedetto Lepori, professor of Science Communication at Università della Svizzera italiana (USI), discussed on organizational typologies and on Higher Education Institutions (HEI) diversity to construct a conceptual model that is tested on a large sample of European HEIs.   In order…

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