Erkner Encounter #4: Marvin Erfurth, WWU Münster

Amidst the latest European heatwave that also hit Brandenburg, we welcomed Marvin Erfurth on 27 June 2019, whom we had invited over from the city of Münster for our 4th Erkner Encounter. Marvin is a Research Associate at the Institute of Education of the University of Münster (WWU Münster) in Germany where he is about Read more about Erkner Encounter #4: Marvin Erfurth, WWU Münster[…]

Jana Kleibert giving a talk at Monash University Malaysia on Tuesday, 23 July 2019

Jana Kleibert was invited to give a talk at Monash University’s branch campus in Malaysia on Tuesday, 23 July 2019. As we not only do research on IBCs, but also aim to engage with them, it is a great opportunity to transfer some of our knowledge back to the higher education community. Her presentation“Reconfiguring the Read more about Jana Kleibert giving a talk at Monash University Malaysia on Tuesday, 23 July 2019[…]

Encounter #3: PD Dr. Nadine Scharfenort, Freie Universität Berlin

On the afternoon of 14 December we were happy to welcome Dr. Nadine Scharfenort at our office in Erkner. As the holidays were approaching we were having gingerbread and coffee which created the perfect Christmas mood. Nonetheless we had another very fruitful discussion during this Erkner Encounter. Nadine Scharfenort, currently visiting professor for “Globalisation, Transformation, Read more about Encounter #3: PD Dr. Nadine Scharfenort, Freie Universität Berlin[…]

Encounter #2: PD Dr. Steffen Wippel, Philipps-Universität Marburg

Our second Erkner Encounter took place on 19 October 2018. This time we came together with our guest Steffen Wippel, who is a senior research fellow at the research network Re-Configurations at the Center for Near and Middle Eastern Studies (CNMS) in Marburg. As his academic work revolves – among other topics – around questions Read more about Encounter #2: PD Dr. Steffen Wippel, Philipps-Universität Marburg[…]

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Encounter #1: Alexander Raev, Universität Tübingen

For our event of the series “Erkner Encounters”, Alexander joined us on 13 September 2018 to discuss transnational higher education (TNE) and the findings from his PhD research at the University of Tübingen in the Graduate Programme on “International comparative research on education and eduation politics in the welfare state”. He presented interesting insights into Read more about Encounter #1: Alexander Raev, Universität Tübingen[…]

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Offshore Campuses: Global Anchors in a Transforming World?

Offshore campuses (OCs) are physical presences of higher education institutions abroad that provide academic degree programmes of the home institution, operating independently or in collaboration with business and/or academic partners. In contrast to the C-BERT listing (2017), our database maps out 431 offshore campuses. Focusing on the urban scale, we find high levels of concentration Read more about Offshore Campuses: Global Anchors in a Transforming World?[…]

Podcast Society@Space: Welcome to Nottingham, Malaysia

>> Play Podcast In the 1990s, universities began branching out internationally, setting up offices or branch campuses in other countries and continents. But what are the reasons and motivations behind this? Has higher education become a global commodity? And how does university internationalization affect students, faculty and places – those involved and those not involved? Read more about Podcast Society@Space: Welcome to Nottingham, Malaysia[…]

International Workshop “Constructing Transnational Spaces of Higher Education” at IRS in Erkner

It was a great pleasure to welcome our two project members Prof. Neil Coe (Department of Geography, National University of Singapore) and Prof. Bas van Heur (Department of Geography, Vrije Universiteit Brussels) as well as our Advisory Board members Prof. Kris Olds (Department of Geography, University of Wisconsin-Madison), Prof. Sarah Hall (School of Geography, University Read more about International Workshop “Constructing Transnational Spaces of Higher Education” at IRS in Erkner[…]