11 and 12 October 2021: Two days and two webinars while we wait for the conference Universities under siege? to take place

Due to the Covid-19 situation, the 4th annual Philosophy and Theory of Higher Education Conference that was planned to take place in Uppsala in the autumn of 2020, was postponed. The new date is set for 7-9 June, 2022. In the interim, the organizers have offered a series of two-day webinars twice a year. You are cordially invited to the next webinars on 11-12 October, 2021.

Webinar 2: Thinking in progress – a PaTHES community-building event

Date and time: 12 October, 2021, at 15.00–18.00 CEST

A community building event for anyone coming anew to the scholarly study of theory and philosophy of higher education.

PaTHES, in collaboration with HERO, invites all scholars coming anew to the scholarly study of higher education, such as MA-students, PhD researches, and Post-PhD researchers like postdocs, that dabble in the area of theory and philosophy of higher education to an open webinar to share and discuss their project ideas, current research and studies, and to get to know the PaTHES community.


To participate in part 2, send us a short outline:

For us to be able to set up the event in a meaningfulway and prepare fruitful feedback to you, we would ask you to send us just one-two page(s) (500 words) that describes:

  • Brief background: Academic situation (MA, PhD, postdoc, independent, etc.), national and institutional context (faculty, discipline).
  • Brief outline of the idea and background behind your research topic or issue, including the most central research question(s).
  • What key theories (and methods if empirical) and core concepts do you plan or contemplate to use in your studies? Are you aiming to draw on a particular theoretical framework or the work of a particular theorist or thinker?
  • What you would like to ask us? What is that core challenge for you at the moment that you’d like feedback on (could be either process or product related), and what issue would you like to discuss?

Please sign up for the event before 5 October, 2021, and submit your outline at

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