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)[…]

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[…]

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[…]

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[…]