TRANSEDU at 5th DFG Network Meeting “Spaces of Global Production” in Luxembourg

On 30 and 31 January 2020, Jana Kleibert and Tim Rottleb participated in the 5th meeting of the DFG Network “Spaces of Global Production” hosted at the Belval Campus of the University of Luxembourg. The network is coordinated by Jana Kleibert and connects scholars from Germany, Luxemburg and Belgium to exchange ideas and contribute to Read more about TRANSEDU at 5th DFG Network Meeting “Spaces of Global Production” in Luxembourg[…]

Offshore campus development worldwide – Forging a powerful locomotive for the transformation and globalization of higher education?

The first foreign university’s branch I set foot on is located on a compound consisting of red-brick buildings in the outskirts of Berlin. The building is part of a redeveloped factory ground where one of the formerly biggest producers of locomotives in the world had its production sites. Next to the buildings that hosts the Read more about Offshore campus development worldwide – Forging a powerful locomotive for the transformation and globalization of higher education?[…]

Erkner Encounter #6: Prof Chen, Trinity College (Hartford, Connecticut)

Xiangming Chen, Distinguished Professor of Global Urban Studies and Sociology at Trinity College in Hartford (Connecticut), was a guest at Erkner where he gave an IRS seminar on 22nd October 2019. After a seminar on some of his current work on China’s Belt and Road Initiative and its impacts on the geographies of logistics and Read more about Erkner Encounter #6: Prof Chen, Trinity College (Hartford, Connecticut)[…]

Transnational higher education in the United Arab Emirates and its culture of availability

While doing research on the phenomenon of offshore university campuses in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), one of my interview partners in Dubai compared its broad selection of foreign universities to the city’s multi-cuisine restaurant scene. By this, he was invoking a common narrative. The UAE are often advertised as a place providing access to Read more about Transnational higher education in the United Arab Emirates and its culture of availability[…]

TRANSEDU at German Congress for Geography (DKG) 2019 in Kiel

We are excited to attend the upcoming DKG 2019 that will be hosted from 25 to 30 September in the northern German city of Kiel. Jana Kleibert co-organised two sessions to which Tim Rottleb and Alice Bobée will contribute with own presentations. The first session will bring together researchers investigating stakeholders and their logics in Read more about TRANSEDU at German Congress for Geography (DKG) 2019 in Kiel[…]

Travelling Architectures, Signs and Symbols of British Campuses Abroad

The value of an overseas degree is not just based on its curriculum and contents – its symbolic value needs to be established through associations, signs and symbols. Often these invoke the relations to the origin of sending institutions’ campuses and cities. This may involve the transfer of architectural, material elements and even the construction Read more about Travelling Architectures, Signs and Symbols of British Campuses Abroad[…]

Erkner Encounter #5: Dr. Elke Beyer, TU Berlin

On 5 September Dr. Elke Beyer from the Technical University of Berlin joined the TRANSEDU-Team for an Erkner Encounter. Erkner and the IRS are not a novel place for Elke, who has previously worked at the institute from 2013-2014. Elke is currently a senior researcher in the DFG-funded project Transnational Production Spaces at the Habitat Read more about Erkner Encounter #5: Dr. Elke Beyer, TU Berlin[…]

Conducting research on French offshore campuses while “gilet jaunes” stage protests

As part of my doctoral project on the development of French offshore campuses I conduct interviews with decision-makers in higher education institutions or in public bodies in charge of developing France’s transnational education. During a field work from mid-April to mid-May 2019 I not only delved into the cosmos of France’s higher education, its actors, Read more about Conducting research on French offshore campuses while “gilet jaunes” stage protests[…]

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[…]