CGHE Seminar 52

Scholarly or socially relevant? The European landscape of academic associations

  • Tatiana Fumasoli, UCL Institute of Education

The presentation analyses the missions of more than 300 academic associations whose headquarters are located in a European country and whose members originate mainly from European countries.

Drawing from the general expectations of world polity theory, of studies on professions and professionalism, as well as on research on interest groups, Dr Fumasoli will provide a nuanced analysis of a diversified landscape.

A cluster analysis based on the aims of the missions identifies five types of associations: multi-aim scholarly, multi-aim social, standards, discipline-oriented and profession-oriented.

Dr Fumasoli will discuss the implications of the ongoing European integration in higher education and research, as well as the structuring of the European academic field.

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Tatiana Fumasoli

Tatiana Fumasoli

Dr Tatiana Fumasoli is a senior lecturer in Higher Education Studies at the UCL Institute of Education. She has taught at undergraduate and postgraduate level on higher education management, the academic profession, European research policy. Her research interests lie at the intersection of management studies, organisation theory and sociology of professions and expertise. She has published with Higher Education, Higher Education Policy, Minerva and Studies in Higher Education, among others. Tatiana is co-editor of Higher Education Quarterly and is member of the editorial board of several scientific journals on higher education studies.

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