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Panourgias Papaioannou

Panourgias Papaioannou started working as a research assistant at the Professorship of Higher Education in April 2022. He is also conducting his doctoral thesis at the professorship on the topic "The reconfigured governance of the universities in the EHEA".

Further information on Panourgias Papaioannou

Panourgias Papaioannou studied English language and American studies at the University of Athens and at Freie Universität Berlin. He worked for the European Parliament before completing his Erasmus Mundus in Research and Innovation in Higher Education (MARIHE) at the Danube University Krems and the Osnabrück University of Applied Sciences. Before joining TU Dortmund he worked for the European Association of Institutional Research (EAIR), the WPZ Research and the Athens University of Economics and Business. His work focuses on innovation, entrepreneurship and digitalization of higher education institutions.

  • Digitalization
  • Governance reforms
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Third mission

STARK – Studierende als Akteur*innen des Wandels
Students as Actors of Change: The development of an innovative, research-based and student-centered flipped classroom module in the BA program in Business and Economics at TU Dortmund University

Making Young Researchers' Voices Heard for Gender Equality

2021–2022: BeyondScale
BeyondScale utilises the HEInnovate self-assessment-platform to drive entrepreneurial and innovative change across a range of education and engagement activities in higher education institutions (co-funded by the European Union).

Papaioannou, P. (2023). The participation of ECRs in the decision-making bodies of the German Universities: The case of the Technical University Dortmund. Presentation at the 1st Annual Conference of the COST ACTION CA20137 (VOICES) "Voicing young researchers for the future of Europe: Trends, challenges and policies", University of Malta, Valletta, Malta, February 14.

Papaioannou, P. (2022). Digitalization strategies in HEIs: A mean to respond to the needs of students, staff, and the society: The case of a German higher education institution. Presentation at the 17th Annual Conference of the Society for Research on Higher Education (GfHf), Vienna, Austria, September 15.

Campbell, D., Fellner, M., Papaioannou, P., & Pausita, A. (2021). Innovation and distance learning: How COVID-19 has impacted organizational development of Austrian higher education institutions. Presentation at the 43rd EAIR Forum 2021 "Transformation Fast and Slow: Quality, Trust and Digitalisation in Higher Education", Humboldt University of Berlin, Germany,  September 10.