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The New Geopolitics of Higher Education

Europe of Knowledge |

Hannah Moscovitz and Emma Sabzalieva How are shifting geopolitics affecting higher education institutions and systems? What are the power dynamics at play when geopolitics comes into conflict with higher education policy and practice? What is different about today’s higher education and global geopolitical trends from their interactions in the past? These questions are at the […]

Research Stay at IBEI - A RENPET Bursary Report

Marianna Lovato |

Between January and March 2023, I had the opportunity to join the Institut Barcelona d’Estudis Internationals (IBEI) as a visiting researcher on a RENPET bursary. As I embarked on the last semester of my PhD, I counted on my research stay at IBEI to receive additional feedback on my PhD thesis, as well as other […]

What does military Artificial Intelligence tell us about the European Union’s actorness?

Europe of Knowledge |

Justinas Lingevicius The emerging AI policy of the European Union (EU), new financial instruments and institutional entities dedicated to boosting emerging technologies including AI, suggest that the EU approaches technological developments strategically and aims to play a role in their international development and regulation. However, the EU position on military AI – the wide-ranging issue […]

Interdisciplinary collaborations for responsible research and innovation

Europe of Knowledge |

Inga Ulnicane New technologies are usually developed with the best intentions in mind. However, as history shows this does not prevent from afterwards using them in problematic ways. For example, internet was initially associated with hopes that it will foster openness and democracy around the world but later became used as a tool of surveillance […]

Professorial recruitment – sequential decision-making processes differing across countries and disciplines

Europe of Knowledge |

Ingvild Reymert Two newly published papers investigate variation in professorial recruitment both across countries and disciplines but also within these processes which must be understood as sequential decision-making processes. Academic recruitments are crucial decision-making processes for universities where those hired are responsible for carrying out the universities’ two key missions: teaching and research. Academic recruitments […]

The Uberisation of Scientific Work

Europe of Knowledge |

Sara Diogo, Bruno Vilhena and Teresa Carvalho Scientific work has been gaining increased attention and importance in the public policy arena, conveyed by the fact that scientific knowledge is essential to promote economic and social development (Carvalho 2021). Much of this attention stems from the changes that the academic careers and more specifically working conditions […]

Introducing the EUFutures Research Network: Inter-Disciplinary Approaches to Connecting EU Law, Policy and Politics

Prof Elaine Fahey, Dr Fabien Terpan, Dr Rebecca Zahn |

The EUFutures research network was launched in 2022 in order to answer this question. Sponsored by UACES and the James Madison Charitable Trust from 2022-2025, the network brings together scholars to: reflect on the future methodological direction(s) of EU law and EU integration; to provide methodological training for EU lawyers interested in interdisciplinary study; and to consider both how law could open itself up to methodologies from other disciplines, and what legal analysis could offer political, economic and historical approaches.

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