2023 - Special Issue

The special Issue "An international exploration of post-phd careers. Discussing the issues of employability and intersectorial mobility"was published in Studies of Higher Education in October and most papers are available on open access: https://www.tandfonline.com/toc/cshe20/48/10

2023 - NW 22 Special Call

"The role of diversity in bringing about organizational transformation of higher education institutions"

2021 - NW 22 Special Call

"Pedagogical Practices in Higher Education in the aftermath of Bologna Process "

2021 - Change in Link Convenor

Mariana Gaio Alves (Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal) took over from Christine Teelken (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Netherlands) after shadowing from 2020 - 2021. Christine Teelken remains active in Network 22 as Co-Convenor.

2020 - Paper Sessions during #ReconnectingEERA week

On the 27th of August a Network meeting was held in the morning, followed by more than 40 paper presentations and discussions around the field of higher education in the afternoon.

2018 - Project

NW 22 held the “(Post) Academic Careers: PhD graduates and Employability in- and outside Academia" symposium during ECER 2018 and follow up seminars in Amsterdam and Hamburg.

2016 - Project

EERA supported a NW 22 publication project.

2016 - Project

NW 22 offered a Pre-Conference of the Higher Education Conference, Scholarship of Learning, Teaching and Organizing, in cooperation with the European Association for Research on Learning and Instruction (EARLI).

2015 - Change in Link Convenor

In 2015 Christine Teelken (Netherlands) took over from Jani Ursin as new Link Convenor.

2014 - Project

NW 22 organised a Pre-Seminar to ECER, which was co-funded by the Society for Research into Higher Education (SRHE) and EERA.

2011 - Interview with Link Convenor

At ECER 2011 "Urban Education" in Berlin, Graham Attwell and his colleagues from Pontysysgu interviewed the link convenor Jani Ursin.

2010 - Project

NW 22 offered an EERA Symposium at the  International Association for Physical Education in Higher Education (AIESEP). EERA funded the conference fees for 3 researchers.

2010 - Change in Link Convenor

In 2010 Jani Ursin took over from Barbara Zamorski as new Link Convenor of the network.

1999 - 2010 Network Founded, Early Years

History of NW 22 1999 - 2010

Barbara Zamorski (University of East Anglia, UK) initiated this Network in 1999, and the Network began its activities at the 2000 Ecer Conference in Edinburgh. Rob Walker (also from the University of East Anglia) acted as a Co-convener. In 2002 Elinor Edvardsson Stiwne (Linköping University) became a Co-Convenor, as did Jani Ursin (University of Jyväskylä, Finland) in 2004. Barbara, with Elinor and Jani, then became a team of three convenors, with Barbara being the Link-Convenor until ECER 2009.  In 2009, Jani took on the role of Link Convenor.

As the Network grew, and became larger, the need for more co-convenors was obvious. Therefore, in 2008 the convenors team was enlarged. The new co-convenors were: Mariana Gaio Alves (Portugal), Rosemary Deem (UK), Mari Karm (Estonia), Laurie Lomas (UK), and Monne Wihlborg (Sweden). Christine Teelken replaced Lomas position in 2009 after he retired.

The field of focus has developed considerably since the Network began. As indicated above, major changes in the role of higher education and universities globally has spawned much research and development in this education sector.

The reach and diverstity of studies can be noted in the sub-themes lintroduced for ECER 2010:

(1) Teaching, learning and assessment in higher education
(2) Employability and transition to work of higher education graduates
(3) Academic work and professional development
(4) Policy, management and governance in higher education
(5) Inclusion and diversity in higher education settings

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Interview with Link Convenor 2019