From the 6th-8th April 2016 I attended the 11th Annual Conference of the German Association for Higher Education Research (GfHf) in Munich. Several speakers presented interesting research findings concerning new forms of governance in higher education. The subject Areas ranged from governmental control of higher education institutions over academic self-governance to competition in the field of higher education.
Hot topics in higher education research like Quality Management, Third Mission of higher education or University 2.0 were lighted from different disciplinary perspectives and triggered constructive discussions between practitioners and scholars.
I introduced the audience to our current research project “University governance: Hidden tactics in taken-for-granted practices?“ and gained some positive and inspiring feedback.
On the whole it was a inspiring conference!