EERJ Roundtable 2008

The European Research-Intensive University

Focussing on the idea of the research-driven or research-intensive university in Europe creates an opportunity to discuss the changes that are taking place in and between European universities, following the emergence of the European Research Area, the rise of postgraduate and researcher mobility across Europe, the importance of Framework and ESF funding, and the intensifying effects of citation indices and university rankings.

Chair:Martin Lawn


Lesley Wilsonjoined the European University Association at its creation in 2001 and formally took over as Secretary General in 2002. Previous to this she held a number of senior positions in higher education and research management at European level, in particular as Director of UNESCO’s European Centre for Higher Education in Bucharest (UNESCO-CEPES) from 1995 to late 1999, Head of the newly established Science Policy Unit at the European Science Foundation in Strasbourg (1994/1995)

David Liveseyis the Secretary General of the League of European Research Universities. He is a Life Fellow at Emmanuel College, Cambridge. From 1992 to 2003 he was the Secretary General of the Faculties, the University's principal adviser on academic policy. He spent the year 2000 on secondment as the initiating Cambridge Director of the Cambridge-MIT Institute.

Sverker Lindbladbecame Professor at the Department of Education, University of Gothenburg in 2004, previously he held the University of Uppsala Chair in Education. He is a merber of the University Centre for Research on Europe and the Board of the University of Gothenburg Research Commission. He was one of the Founders of the Nordic Education Research Association and was President of the European Educational Research Association 1999 – 2001.

Upcoming ECERs

ECER'23, Glasgow
ECER'24, Nicosia
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