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University of Basel

Higher Education and Research - HEAR Global


This program invites advanced master's students, doctoral and postdoctoral researchers of all disciplinary fields to learn about trends in Swiss and Global Higher Education and Research and to broaden the skills set for future career paths in a continously globalizing academic world.
By joining the HEAR Global courses, participants receive access to a large network of peers and HEAR Global alumni across the globe.
This course program is open to graduate students and researchers from all Swiss universities and EUCOR - The European Campus.

About the program

The Higher Education and Research Program HEAR Global 2019 will be hosted by the Faculty of Business and Economics. In a joint workshop, Professor Antonio Loprieno (History of Institutions) and Professor Karen De Pauw (Virginia Tech; Department of Sociology) will convene Basel, EUCOR and US course participants to discuss differences and commonalities of Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) as well as career pathways in the US, Switzerland and Europe at large. In a public lecture given by Prof. Loprieno in the evening of the same day, results will be presented to a larger academic public and embedded in the framework of current challenges and changes for HEIs.

Application procedure

Registration for HEAR Global courses take place within the Graduate Center's course offers. Interested students and researchers are invited to follow the GRACE link.

HEAR Global courses are open to advanced master's students, PhD and Postdoctoral researchers of all Swiss universities, independently of their academic fields. Courses are also open to EUCOR - The European Campus universities. They are offered in the framework of the University of Basel's Graduate Center Tranferable Skills Courses. Program participation allows for earning credit points.

In addition to the program in Basel, participants are invited to spend one additional day at the University of Strasbourg (optional) with travel costs covered by EUCOR - The European Campus. In 2019, the visit to Strasbourg will take place on Wednesday, 29th of May.

HEAR Global Alumni Network

HEAR Global hosts an ever growing network of forward looking individuals engaging in global academic networks and partnerships. This network provides a framework for continuous reflection and academic support for younger colleagues and those eager to learn and connect with the academic labour market.

HEAR Global Input Seminars

The HEAR Global input seminars are courses open to advanced master's students, PHD candidates and postdoctoral researchers from all Swiss and from EUCOR - The European Campus Universities. These courses introduce to current topics of Global Higher Education as well as to career skills sets needed for the US, Switzerland and France. Interested students register with the Graduate Center of Uni Basel. The three seminars prepare participants for the (voluntary) attendance of a Global Forum on Higher Education organized in Riva San Vitale (Ticino) at the premises of US partner Virginia Tech.

GPP - HEAR Global manuals

Jointly published by the University of Basel and Virginia Tech, the GPP - HEAR Global manuals and blogs reflect experiences of exchange and mutual learning with both Swiss and US participants. They all address needs and challenges set by an ever changing Global Higher Education landscape.

  • Global Perspectives 2016: EU Modernization Agenda
  • Global Perspectives 2015: Global and Local Accountability of Higher Education    
  • Global Perspectives 2014: The Future of Higher Education - Preparing for Change
  • Global Perspectives 2013: Comparative views of the Swiss and US Higher Education systems with a focus on the evolving roles of universities and their connections with society
  • Global Perspectives 2012: Comparative views of the Swiss and US higher education systems with the central theme of access to & within higher education
  • Global Perspectives 2011: Comparative views of the Swiss and US Higher Education systems with a focus on doctoral education and global research
  • Global Perspectives 2010: Comparative views of academic leadership, governance, research and teaching in Swiss and US Higher Education
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