Marek Kwiek at Harvard University (USA): the Mahindra Humanities Center, “The Mahindra Seminar Series on Universities”, November 3, 2021.
“The Changing Academic Profession and the Stratifying Role of Research”, at the seminar: “Academic Profession in Knowledge-Based Societies – Global Perspectives”.
Marek Kwiek: The Changing Academic Profession and the Stratifying Role of Research
The presentation will focus on the impact of new competitive research cultures on scientists and scholars, both globally and across the European systems. Specifically, the two themes of international research collaboration and research productivity will be discussed as major stratifying forces, dividing academics into different strata and institutions, through rankings, into different tiers. The presentation will also discuss the advantages of major methodologies in examining the academic profession, from surveys to interviews to bibliometric studies. Findings from Changing European Academics (Routledge 2019) based on a large cross-European survey will be discussed, with implications for early career researchers.