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Journal Articles


Baumann, S. & Leišytė, L. (2021). Changing research structures and academic staff competence in the Swiss non-traditional university sector. Higher Education Policy. Advance online publication.

Leišytė, L., Deem, R., & Tzanakou, C. (Eds.). (2021). Inclusive universities in a globalized world [Thematic issue]. Social Inclusion, 9(3). Online available

Leišytė, L., Deem, R., & Tzanakou, C. (2021). Inclusive universities in a globalized world [Editorial]. Social Inclusion, 9(3), 1-5.

Pekşen, S. & Leišytė, L. (2021). Germany: Policies for internationalization. International Higher Education, (106), 15-16.
(This article has been translated into Chinese, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish and Vietnamese language.)

Pekşen, S. & Leišytė, L. (2021, April 24). Mixing soft and hard power approaches to international HE. University World News.

Pekşen, S., Queirós, A., Flander, A., Leišytė, L., & Tenhunen, V. (2021). The determinants of external engagement of hard scientists: A study of generational and country differences in Europe. Higher Education Policy, 34(1), 18-41.

Waheed, M. & Leišytė, L. (2021). German and Swedish students going digital: Do gender and interaction matter in quality evaluation of digital learning systems?. Interactive Learning Environments. Advance online publication.

Želvys, R., Leišytė, L., Pekşen, S., Bružienė, R., & Rose, A.-L. (2021). From collegiality to managerialism in Lithuanian higher education. Acta Paedagogica Vilnensia, 46, 27-42.


Rose, A.-L., Dee, J., & Leišytė, L. (2020). Organizational learning through projects: A case of a German university. The Learning Organization, 27(2), 85-99.

Schiller, B. & Leišytė, L. (2020). Study program innovation in the Triple Helix context: The case of cooperative study programs at a German university of applied science. Triple Helix, 7(2-3), 160-188.


Ain, N., Vaia, G., DeLone, W. H., & Waheed, M. (2019). Two decades of research on business intelligence system adoption, utilization and success – A systematic literature review. Decision Support Systems, 125(Article 113113).

Leišytė, L. (2019). Institutional logics and governance of higher education: Implications for academic productivity and professional autonomy. Nagoya Journal of Higher Education, 19(03), 199-232.

Leišytė, L. (2019). Der Wandel universitärer Entscheidungsstrukturen in den USA. Ordnung der Wissenschaft, 2019(3), 151-156. Online available

Mergner, J., Leišytė, L., & Bosse, E. (2019). The widening participation agenda in German higher education: Discourses and legitimizing strategies. Social Inclusion, 7(1), 61-70.

Rose, A.-L., Leišytė, L., Haertel, T., & Terkowsky, C. (2019). Emotions and the liminal space in entrepreneurship education. European Journal of Engineering Education, 44(4), 602-615.

Waheed, M. & Kaur, K. (2019). Students' perceptual quality standards for judging knowledge quality: Development and validation of a perceived e-learning knowledge quality scale. Information Development, 35(2), 319-332.


Chatterjee, D., Leišytė, L., Dasappa, S., & Sankaran, B. (2018). University research commercialization in emerging economies: A glimpse into the 'black box' [published online 2017, October 18]. Science and Public Policy, 45(3), 361-372.

Leišytė, L. & Sigl, L. (2018). Academic institutional entrepreneurs in Germany: Navigating and shaping multi-level research commercialization governance. Triple Helix, 5:13. /

Leišytė, L. (2018). Julian L. Garritzmann: The political economy of higher education finance. The politics of tuition fees and subsidies in OECD countries, 1945-2015 [Book review]. Sociologický časopis / Czech Sociological Review, 54(3), 479-480. Online available

Leišytė, L. & Fochler, M. (2018). Topical collection of the Triple Helix Journal: Agents of change in university-industry-government-society relationships [Editorial]. Triple Helix, 5:10.

Sigl, L. & Leišytė, L. (2018). Imaginaries of invention management: Comparing path dependencies in East and West Germany. Minerva, 56(3), 357-380.


Benneworth, P., Zeeman, N., Pinheiro, R., & Karlsen, J. (2017). National higher education policies challenging universities' regional engagement activities. EKONOMIAZ, 92(02), 112-139. Online available

Dee, J. R. & Leišytė, L. (2017). Knowledge sharing and organizational change in higher education. The Learning Organization, 24(5), 355-365.

Leišytė, L. & Rose, A.-L. (2017). Academic staff mobility in the age of Trump and Brexit. Reprint from: International higher education, 89(5-6). DUZ, 73(04), 63-64.

Leišytė, L. & Rose, A.-L. (2017). Academic staff mobility in the age of Trump and Brexit. International higher education, 89(5-6).

Leišytė, L., Vilkas, M., Staniskiene, E., & Zostautiene, D. (2017). Balancing countervailing processes at a Lithuanian university. The Learning Organization, 24(5), 327-339.

Leišytė, L. (2017). Falle Lehre? Tätigkeitsfelder und Karriereaussichten von Wissenschaftlerinnen in den Niederlanden. Journal Netzwerk Frauen- und Geschlechterforschung NRW, 2017(41), 87-88. Online available

Leišytė, L. (2017). How international is peer review?. In G. Mihut, L. Unangst, L. Reisberg, & H. de Wit (Eds.), The World View: Selected blogs published by Inside Higher Education, 2010-2016 (pp. 30-31). Boston: Center for International Higher Education. Online available

Zeeman, N. & Leišytė, L. (2017, May 9). Global protest of scientists [Blog post].


Leišytė, L. (2016). Busemeyer, Marius B.: Skills and inequality: Partisan politics and the political economy of education reforms in Western welfare states [Book review]. Sociologický časopis / Czech Sociological Review, 52(3), 456-458. Further information on the article

Leišytė, L. & Rose, A.-L. (2016). The challenges of attracting and retaining academic talent. Central and Eastern European perspectives. Journal of the European Higher Education Area, 2016(04), 61-82. Online available

Leišytė, L. (2016, December 20). Faculty mobility in the age of Brexit [Blog post].

Leišytė, L. (2016). New public management and research productivity – A precarious state of affairs of academic work in the Netherlands. Studies in Higher Education, 41(5), 828-846.

Leišytė, L. (2016, May 9). Top down or bottom up? [Blog post].


Leišytė, L. (2015). Editorial. Journal Hochschuldidaktik, 26(1-2), 3-4.

Leišytė, L. (2015, January 20). How international is peer review? [Blog post].

Leišytė, L., Želvys, R., & Zenkienė, L. (2015). Re-contextualization of the Bologna process in Lithuania. European Journal of Higher Education, 5(1), Special Issue: Europeanization, Internationalization and Higher Education Reforms in Central and Eastern Europe, 49-67. [Published online: 11 September 2014 ]

Leišytė, L. (2015, June 17). To merge or not to merge? [Blog post].

May, D., Hosch-Dayican, B., Leišytė, L., Sigl, L., & Terkowsky, C. (2015). Entrepreneurship and gender in higher engineering education in Germany: Proceedings of SEFI Annual Conference 2015, Orléans, France, June 29th-July 2nd, 2015. Paper ID 54684. Online available


Dobbins, M. & Leišytė, L. (2014). Analysing the transformation of higher education governance in Bulgaria and Lithuania. Public Management Review, 16(7), 987-1010.

Leišytė, L. & Hosch-Dayican, B. (2014). Changing academic roles and shifting gender inequalities: A case analysis of the influence of the teaching-research nexus on the academic career prospects of female academics in The Netherlands. Journal of Workplace Rights, 17(3-4), 467-490.

Leišytė, L. (2014). Editorial. Journal Hochschuldidaktik, 25(1-2), 3-4.

Leišytė, L. (2014). The transformation of university governance in Central and Eastern Europe: Its antecendents and consequences. Leadership and Governance in Higher Education. Handbook for Decision-makers and Administrators, 1, E-1-4. Berlin: Raabe.

Leišytė, L. & Hosch-Dayican, B. (2014). Das Verhältnis von Forschung und Lehre und die Zukunft der akademischen Karrieren: Eine Fallstudie der genderspezifischen Arbeitsteilung an einer niederländischen Universität. Journal Hochschuldidaktik, 25(1-2), 5-9.


Leišytė, L. & Westerheijden, D. F. (2013). Students as stakeholders in quality assurance in eight European countries. The Quality of Higher Education / Aukstojo mokslo kokybe, 10, 12-27.

Westerheijden, D. F., Epping, E., Faber, M., Leišytė, L., & de Weert, E. (2013). Stakeholders and quality assurance. Journal of the European Higher Education Area,  2013(4), 71-86. Further information on the article


Benneworth, P., Hospers, G.-J., Jongbloed, B., Leišytė, L., & Zomer, A. (2011). The 'Science City' as a system coupler in fragmented strategic urban environments?. Built Environment, 37(3), 317-335.

Leišytė, L. & Horta, H. (2011). Introduction to a special issue: Academic knowledge production, diffusion and commercialization: policies, practices and perspectives. Science and Public Policy, 38(6), 422-424.

Leišytė, L. (2011). Research commercialization policies and their implementation in the Netherlands and in the United States. Science and Public Policy, 38(6), 437-448.

2010 and previous

de Boer, H. F., Enders, J., & Leišytė, L. (2007). Public sector reform in Dutch higher education: The organizational transformation of the university. Public Administration, 85(1), 27-46.

Leišytė, L., Enders, J., & de Boer, H. (2009). The balance between teaching and research in Dutch and English universities in the context of university governance reforms. Higher Education, 58(5), 619-635.

Leišytė, L., Enders, J., & de Boer, H. (2008). The freedom to set research agendas – Illusion and reality of the research units in the Dutch universities. Higher Education Policy, 21(3), 377-391.

Leišytė, L. (2008). The Lithuanian case of higher education reforms in Europe. International Higher Education, 52, 15-16.

Leišytė, L. & Kiznienė, D. (2006). New public management in Lithuania’s higher education. Higher Education Policy, 19(3), 377-396.

Leišytė, L. (2003). Funding and regulating Lithuanian higher education. International Higher Education, 30, 11-13.

Location & approach

The campus of TU Dort­mund University is located close to interstate junction Dort­mund West, where the Sauerlandlinie A 45 (Frankfurt-Dort­mund) crosses the Ruhrschnellweg B 1 / A 40. The best interstate exit to take from A 45 is "Dort­mund-Eichlinghofen" (closer to Campus Süd), and from B 1 / A 40 "Dort­mund-Dorstfeld" (closer to Campus Nord). Signs for the uni­ver­si­ty are located at both exits. Also, there is a new exit before you pass over the B 1-bridge leading into Dort­mund.

To get from Campus Nord to Campus Süd by car, there is the connection via Vogelpothsweg/Baroper Straße. We recommend you leave your car on one of the parking lots at Campus Nord and use the H-Bahn (suspended monorail system), which conveniently connects the two campuses.


TU Dort­mund University has its own train station ("Dort­mund Uni­ver­si­tät"). From there, suburban trains (S-Bahn) leave for Dort­mund main station ("Dort­mund Hauptbahnhof") and Düsseldorf main station via the "Düsseldorf Airport Train Station" (take S-Bahn number 1, which leaves every 15 or 30 minutes). The uni­ver­si­ty is easily reached from Bochum, Essen, Mülheim an der Ruhr and Duisburg.

You can also take the bus or subway train from Dort­mund city to the uni­ver­si­ty: From Dort­mund main station, you can take any train bound for the Station "Stadtgarten", usually lines U41, U45, U 47 and U49. At "Stadtgarten" you switch trains and get on line U42 towards "Hombruch". Look out for the Station "An der Palmweide". From the bus stop just across the road, busses bound for TU Dort­mund University leave every ten minutes (445, 447 and 462). Another option is to take the subway routes U41, U45, U47 and U49 from Dort­mund main station to the stop "Dort­mund Kampstraße". From there, take U43 or U44 to the stop "Dort­mund Wittener Straße". Switch to bus line 447 and get off at "Dort­mund Uni­ver­si­tät S".


The H-Bahn is one of the hallmarks of TU Dort­mund University. There are two stations on Campus Nord. One ("Dort­mund Uni­ver­si­tät S") is directly located at the suburban train stop, which connects the uni­ver­si­ty directly with the city of Dort­mund and the rest of the Ruhr Area. Also from this station, there are connections to the "Technologiepark" and (via Campus Süd) Eichlinghofen. The other station is located at the dining hall at Campus Nord and offers a direct connection to Campus Süd every five minutes.


The AirportExpress is a fast and convenient means of transport from Dort­mund Airport (DTM) to Dort­mund Central Station, taking you there in little more than 20 minutes. From Dort­mund Central Station, you can continue to the uni­ver­si­ty campus by interurban railway (S-Bahn). A larger range of in­ter­na­tio­nal flight connections is offered at Düsseldorf Airport (DUS), which is about 60 kilometres away and can be directly reached by S-Bahn from the uni­ver­si­ty station.


Interactive map

The facilities of TU Dortmund University are spread over two campuses, the larger Campus North and the smaller Campus South. Additionally, some areas of the university are located in the adjacent "Technologiepark".

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