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The Institute for Learning in Higher Education helps universities improve learning-centred higher education. We do research, consultancy, and publishing.

The Institute for Learning in Higher Education

The Institute for Learning in Higher Education is an international academic, not-for-profit association founded in 2007 for the advancement of Learning-Centred Higher Education.

The Institute for Learning in Higher Education helps universities improve learning-centred higher education. We do research, consultancy, and publishing.

History of the Institute for Learning in Higher Education

The Institute was initiated as a collaboration between Copenhagen Business School, Denmark and Cass Business School, London. From 2007-2011 the administrative support was located as Cass Business School from which it moved to Copenhagen, Denmark.

Aim of the Institute for Learning in Higher Education

  • We explicitly work to improve learning-centred higher education for the benefit of students’ learning outcomes, self-development, and employability.

We support higher education institutions in their move from a traditional paradigm with content-based syllabus-driven didactic teaching to a learning-centred paradigm with a focus on the relationship between curriculum development, teaching and study methods, and students’ learning outcomes. It is our underlying argument that such a shift in higher education benefits student learning and facilitates students’ self-development of higher-order thinking skills and transferable competencies.

  • We work as a network organisation bringing together international researchers and practitioners within higher education, to further advance international research on how to successfully design and implement Learning-Centred Higher Education.

We bring together scholars engaged in institutional research, dealing with strategies for quality enhancement of learning-centred Higher Education that ties together the institutional level with the operational level. Strategic quality enhancement is seen as an intricate process that takes place in a polyphonous context with multiple stakeholders. Learners, teachers, departments, study boards, study administrations, faculties, university administrations, and university management groups are important internal stakeholders. Employers, partners, politicians, press, local community and potential students and their parents are important external stakeholders. The Institute for Learning in Higher Education produces and disseminates successful methods of strategic quality enhancement and institutional governance.

  • We organise international symposiums about learning-centred higher education in close collaboration with universities around the world.

  • We have worked with Stellenbosch University, University of Michigan, University of Technology Sydney, University of Akureyri, Birmingham City University, University of Adelaide, Stockholm School of Economics Riga, Copenhagen Business School, Cass Business School London.

The symposiums organised by the Institute for Learning in Higher Education are truly collaborative and output-driven. Each symposium brings together scholars to finalise a book-manuscript showing excellence in learning-centred higher education. Our books are published worldwide by the publishing house Libri Publishing Ltd., Oxfordshire, UK.

The Institute for Learning in Higher Education is not founded to challenge the conventional academic conference with hundreds if not thousands of delegates and massively parallel streams with short presentations and even shorter discussions.

The Institute for Learning in Higher Education is devoted to bringing together small groups of experts in ways that encourage joint research, collaborative publications, professional networks, and lasting professional friendships across borders.

To achieve this, we return to a relatively neglected format for our international meetings – the Symposium – which combine both formal and informal conversations, and the creation of shared products. All our activities have a demand for real output.

Achievements of the Institute for Learning in Higher Education

The Institute for Learning in Higher Education is here to create and facilitate collaboration, learning, and dissemination within the field of learning-centred higher education.

Within our first 13 years of existence, we have arranged 21 international symposiums. We have published 21 international anthologies. We have facilitated networks between our members which have led to the publication of joint journal articles, as well as joint bids for EU research grants.

Contact us: info@lihe.info

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Academic Advisors and Reviewers

The Institute for Learning in Higher Education draws on international experts as academic advisors and reviewers.

In close collaboration with Libri Publishing Ltd., Oxfordshire, UK, we publish an international book series entitled The Learning in Higher Education Series.

Each book has a theme of relevance to learning-centred higher education and contains chapters written by faculty members of higher education institutions who reflect on their own innovative practices with implementations of learning-centred higher education.

Each chapter in each book is rigorously reviewed.

  • First chapter proposals are double blind reviewed by international experts.
  • Second full chapters are double blind reviewed by international experts.
  • Third full chapters are peer reviewed by the group of authors who have their full chapters accepted in the double-blind review round.
  • Fourth full chapters are reviewed by book series editors.
  • Fifth full chapters are improved and finalised at the international LiHE symposium.
  • Sixth finalised chapers are reviewed by book series editors.
  • Seventh finalised chapters are reviewed by Libri Publishing.
  • Eight typeset chapters are proofed by authors.
  • Ninth typeset chapters are proofed by book series editors.

Aileen McGuigan
Programme Director, Teaching in the College Sector, University of Dundee, Scotland.

Alysa Martina
Adjunct Professor of Innovative Strategy and Management, Gabelli Business School, Fordham University, USA.

Dr. Andras Margitay-Becht
Lecturer at Budapest University of Technology and Economics, Budapest, Hungary.

Andrea Raiker
Programme Leader, Fellow, Centre of Excellence for Teaching and Learning, University of Bedfordshire, England.

Andrew Green
Senior Lecturer at Brunel University, UK.

Dr. Anna Reid
Professor, Sydney Conservatorium of Music, University of Sydney, Australia.

Anne Herbert
Graduate learning expert, University of Melbourne, Australia.

Dr. Anne Jordan
Manager of the Educational Development Centre, School of Education, Waterford Institute of Technology, Waterford, Ireland.

Dr. Antigoni Papadimitriou
Research teaching staff member, Department of Economics, Aristotle University, Thessaloniki, Greece.

Dr. Arti Kumar
Associate Director, Centre for Excellence in Teaching and Learning, University of Bedfordshire, England.

Barbara Hong
Associate Professor of Special Education, Pennsylvania State University, USA.

Bronwen Dalziel
Senior Lecturer, School of Medicine, University of Western Sydney, Australia.

Cally Guerin
Lecturer in the Researcher Education and Development Unit, University of Adelaide, Australia.

Catheryn J. Weitman
Professor and Deam of the College of Education, Texas A&M International University, USA.

Christopher Klopper
Senior Lecturer, School of Education and Professional Studies, Griffith University, Australia.

Christine Lenstrup
Assistant Professor, International Business Communication, Copenhagen Business School, Denmark.

Eva Dobozy
Senior Lecturer, School of Education, Curtin University, Australia.

Dr. Dana H. Herrera
Assistant Professor at Saint Mary’s College of California, Moraga, California (USA).

Dr. David R. Newman
Learning Technologist at the Blavatnik School of Government, Oxford, UK.

David Vanette
PhD. Student at the Department of Communication, Stanford University, USA.

Dr. Despina Varnava-Marouchou
Department of Management and Marketing, European University, Cyprus.

Dina Z Belluigi
Lecturer at Rhodes University, Grahamstown, South Africa.

Dr. Doina Usaci
Assistant Professor of Psychology and Deputy Dean of the Faculty of Psychology and Sciences of Education at University Transilvania of Brasov, Romania.

Dorothy Wallace
Professor of Mathematics, Dartmouth College, Hanover, USA.

Dr. Eirik J. Irgens:
Professor at Nord-Trondelag University College, Norway; and Researcher at Learning Lab Denmark, The Danish School of Education – University of Aarhus, Denmark.

Elyssebeth Leigh
Freelance educational consultant and sessional lecturer, University of Technology Sydney, Australia.

Flemming Meier
Pedagogical Advisor at Aarhus University, Denmark.

Dr. Gordon Wells
Professor of Education at the University of California, Santa Cruz, U.S.A.

Dr. Hairani Wahab
Lecturer at the Faculty of Information Studies, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Malaysia.

Dr. Hazadiah Mohd Dahan
Associate Professor and Instructional Designer at the Institute of Education Development, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Malaysia.

Helen Benzie
Language and Learning Coordinator, Learning and Teaching Unit, University of South Australia, Australia.

Helen Corkill
University Co-ordinator for Part-time Provision, University of Bedfordshire, UK.

Dr. Helle Mathiasen
Professor at Institute of Information and Media Studies and Director of Center for Research in IT & Learning at University of Aarhus, Denmark.

Dr. Hesta Friedrich-Nel
Professor, Central University of Technology, Bloemfontein, Free State (CUT), South Africa.

Ieva Stupans
Professor of Pharmacy, University of New England, New South Wales, Australia.

Dr. Isabel Huet
Department of Didactics and Educational Technology, University of Aveiro, Portugal.

James Dalziel
Professor in Education and Director of Macquarie eLearning Centre of Excellence, Macquarie University, Australia.

Jennifer Rowley
Senior Lecturer, Sydney Conservatorium of Music, University of Sydney, Australia.

Jens Smed Rasmussen
Teaching Assistant Professor, Department of Entrepreneurship and Relational Management, University of Southern Denmark.

Dr. Jesper Piihl
Associate Professor, Head of Studies at Department of Entrepreneurship and Relationship Management, University of Southern Denmark.

John Burnett
Faculty of Education, University of Plymouth, England.

José Joachim Teixeira-Dias
Full Professor of Chemistry, Department of Chemistry, University of Aveiro, Portugal.

Juliet Hinrichsen
Senior Lecturer in Educational Development, University of Greenwich, London, UK.

Katarina Winka
Senior lecturer at the Centre for Teaching and Learning, Umeå University, Sweden.

Kayoko Enomoto
Lecturer at the Centre for Asian Studies, University of Adelaide, Australia.

Dr. Kristian Philipsen
Associate Professor, Department of Entrepreneurship and Relationship Management, University of Southern Denmark.

Laurent Leduc
Coordinator at Institute for Research and Teaching in Higher Education, Belgium.

Lesley Lawrence
Head of Academic Professional Development, Centre for Learning Excellence, University of Bedfordshire, UK.

Lewis Hershey
Professor of Marketing, School of Business and Economics, Fayetteville State University, USA.

Dr. Liezel Frick
Centre for Higher and Adult Education, Department of Curriculum Studies, Stellenbosch University, South Africa.

Lorenzo Vigentini
Lecturer/Academic Developer, University of New South Wales, Australia.

Lori L. Hager
Assistant Professor in Community Arts, University of Oregon, USA.

Luke Millard
Head of Learning Partnerships, Birmingham City University, UK.

Marja Mäensivu
Doctoral student, University of Jyväskylä, Finland.

Dr. Mark Atlay
Director of Teaching and Learning at the University of Bedfordshire, Park Square, Luton, UK.

Dr. Marzita Puteh
Associate Professor at Universiti Pendidikan Sultan Idris, Tanjong Malim, Pedak, Malaysia.

Matti Rautiainen
Lecturer, University of Jyväskylä, Finland.

Michelle Picard
Director of the Researcher Education and Development Unit at the University of Adelaide, Australia.

Nicola Bartholomew
Senior Academic, Faculty of Health, Birmingham City University, UK.

Dr. Nor Aziah Alias
Associate Professor of Instructional Technology at the Faculty of Education, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Malaysia.

Dr. Orison Carlile
Educational Consultant, School of Education, Waterford Institute of Technology, Waterford, Ireland.

Patrícia Albergaria Almeida
Researcher, Research Centre for Didactics and Technology in Teacher Education, Department of Education, University of Aveiro, Portugal.

Dr. Paul Bartholomew
Professor and Dean of Learning Innovation and Professional Practice, Ulster University, Ireland.

Pekka Räihä
Lecturer at the Department of Teacher Education, University of Tampere, Finland.

Pentti Moilanen
Professor at the University of Jyväskylä, Finland.

Peter Dunbar-Hall
Honorary Associate Professor, Sydney Conservatorium of Music, University of Sydney, Audstralia.

Dr. Peter Petocz
Associate Professor in the Department of Statistics at Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia.

Richard Warner
Lecturer, School of Education, University of Adelaide, Australia.

Dr. Rodica Niculescu
Professor of Theory and Management of Curriculum and Dean of the Faculty of Psychology and Sciences of Education at University Transilvania of Brasov, Romania.

Dr. Sakari Saukkonen
Senior Researcher at Institute for Educational Research, University of Jyväskylä, Finland.

Sam Elkington
Senior Lecturer in Sports Management and Teaching Fellow, University of Bedfordshire, UK.

Dr. Saretha Brussow
Head of Teaching, Learning, and Assessment at the University of the Free State, Bloemfontein, South Africa.

Sigrídur Haldórsdóttir
Professor and Dean of Graduate Studies, School of Health Sciences, University of Akureyri, Akureyri, Iceland.

Steve Drew
Senior Lecturer, Griffith Institute for Higher Education, Griffith University, Australia.

Dr. Stuart Brand
Professor, Director, Centre for Enhancement of Learning and Teaching, Birmingham City University, England.

Swapna Koshy
Assistant Professor, University of Wollongong, Dubai.

Tamara Ball
Doctoral student in the Education Department at the University of California at Santa Cruz and Graduate Student Researcher at the Center for Adaptive Optics.

Thomas Grysell
Guest lecturer at the Division for Development of Teaching and Learning, Uppsala University, Sweden.

Tiina Nikkola
Lecturer, Department of Teacher Education, University of Jyväskylä, Finland.

Toliwe Chehore
Lecturer at the Cape Peninsula University of Technology, Cape Town, South Africa.

Widya Suryadini
MT Lecturer Dept. of Urban & Regional Planning Institut Teknologi Nasional Bandung, Indonesia.

Yahui Su
Associate Professor, Teacher Education Center of National Kaohsiung University of Hospitality and Tourism.

Zena Scholtz
Lecturer at the Cape Peninsula University of Technology, Cape Town, South Africa.