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Prof. Dr. Rimantas Želvys & Rūta Bružienė

Managerialism in Lithuanian Higher Education

Vor­trag in englischer Spra­che

Porträtfoto von Prof. Dr. Rimantas Želvys © Rimantas Želvys​/​privat
Prof. Habil. Dr. Rimantas Želvys (Uni­ver­si­tät Vilnius, Litauen)
Porträtfoto von Rūta Bružienė © Rūta Bružienė​/​privat
Rūta Bružienė (Uni­ver­si­tät Vilnius, Litauen)

Higher education reforms based on principles of new public management have been witnessed world-wide since the 1990. These reforms focus on efficiency and effectiveness of universities but also influences and other parts of universities life, such as academic autonomy and self-governance. Inevitably these changes have manifold ef­fects for academic work in the form of pressure to perform better in re­search and teaching, writing performance reports or less collegial self-governance and academic power.

In Lithuania since early 2000, and mostly since 2009 with the Law on Higher Education and Research, several higher education reforms implementing principles of new public management were introduced. The reforms strengthened institutional autonomy of universities at the expense of academic self-governance. Uni­ver­sity senates were weakened in their position and uni­ver­si­ty boards took over responsibilities for strategic decisions, the performance-based employment, competition for re­search funding and student grants were implemented. These reforms also changed the academic personnel work conditions significantly – our findings show that 70% of Lithuanian academics perceive their higher education in­sti­tu­ti­ons as highly managerial, whereas only 30% indicate a low level of managerialism at their in­sti­tu­ti­ons. So, we need to discuss how managerialism in higher education ef­fects academic profession, academic identity and academics work satisfaction.


Rimantas Želvys has studied at Vilnius Uni­ver­sity (Lithuania) and the Uni­ver­sity of Wolverhampton (United Kingdom). His doctorate was awarded at the Leningrad V. Bechterev psychoneurologic scientific re­search institute (Russia). He is a former Director of Lithuanian In-Service Teachers Train­ing In­sti­tute, former Vice-Rector of Vilnius Pedagogical Uni­ver­sity, former Head of Department of Education at Vilnius Uni­ver­sity. Currently Prof. Habil. Dr. Rimantas Želvys is a professor of Education at Vilnius Uni­ver­sity, consultant and expert of the World Bank, OECD and European Commission in a series of educational projects in post-communist coun­tries of Eastern Europe and Central Asia. He was a visiting professor at the Uni­ver­sity of Latvia (Latvia), Semey Shakarim Uni­ver­sity, National Womens‘ Pedagogical Uni­ver­sity and National Abai Uni­ver­sity (Kazakhstan).

Prof. Habil. Dr. Rimantas Želvys is the author of the book in English "Managing Education in a Period of Change" (Oslo: ELI Publishing, 1999) and a number of books and academic publications in Lithuanian. His main fields of re­search are Higher Education, Education Policy and Management, Education Reforms.

Rūta Bružienė is a PhD student at Vilnius Uni­ver­sity, Lithuania, since 2017 and the topic of her PhD thesis is “Uni­ver­sity mergers in Lithuania: discourse analysis”. She graduated from Vilnius Uni­ver­sity with a MA of Law in 2012 and MA of Education in 2014. During and after the studies, Rūta has worked as public auditor in National Audit Office of Lithuania, where her ex­per­tise area was education. Later she has worked as Head of Study Office at ISM Uni­ver­sity of Management and Economics. Also, she was a member of the advisory committee of the Office of Ombudsman Academic Ethics and Procedures of the Republic of Lithuania.

Currently Rūta Bružienė is a junior assistant and researcher at Vilnius Uni­ver­sity. While her current re­search focuses on uni­ver­si­ty mergers and mostly on the political aspects of this phenomenon, the field of her re­search also includes various aspects of higher education management and policy, such as issues of financial support in higher education, global policy impact on national higher education policy, governance and organizational issues of higher education in­sti­tu­ti­ons.

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Anfahrt & Lageplan

Der Cam­pus der Technischen Uni­ver­si­tät Dort­mund liegt in der Nähe des Autobahnkreuzes Dort­mund West, wo die Sauerlandlinie A45 den Ruhrschnellweg B1/A40 kreuzt. Die Abfahrt Dort­mund-Eichlinghofen auf der A45 führt zum Cam­pus Süd, die Abfahrt Dort­mund-Dorstfeld auf der A40 zum Cam­pus-Nord. An beiden Ausfahrten ist die Uni­ver­si­tät ausgeschildert.

Direkt auf dem Cam­pus Nord befindet sich die S-Bahn-Station „Dort­mund Uni­ver­si­tät“. Von dort fährt die S-Bahn-Linie S1 im 15- oder 30-Minuten-Takt zum Hauptbahnhof Dort­mund und in der Gegenrichtung zum Hauptbahnhof Düsseldorf über Bochum, Essen und Duis­burg. Außerdem ist die Uni­ver­si­tät mit den Buslinien 445, 447 und 462 zu erreichen. Eine Fahrplanauskunft findet sich auf der Homepage des Verkehrsverbundes Rhein-Ruhr, au­ßer­dem bieten die DSW21 einen interaktiven Liniennetzplan an.
 

Zu den Wahrzeichen der TU Dort­mund gehört die H-Bahn. Linie 1 verkehrt im 10-Minuten-Takt zwischen Dort­mund Eichlinghofen und dem Technologiezentrum über Cam­pus Süd und Dort­mund Uni­ver­si­tät S, Linie 2 pendelt im 5-Minuten-Takt zwischen Cam­pus Nord und Cam­pus Süd. Diese Strecke legt sie in zwei Minuten zu­rück.

Vom Flughafen Dort­mund aus gelangt man mit dem AirportExpress innerhalb von gut 20 Minuten zum Dort­mun­der Hauptbahnhof und von dort mit der S-Bahn zur Uni­ver­si­tät. Ein größeres Angebot an inter­natio­nalen Flugverbindungen bietet der etwa 60 Ki­lo­me­ter entfernte Flughafen Düsseldorf, der direkt mit der S-Bahn vom Bahnhof der Uni­ver­si­tät zu erreichen ist.

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Die Ein­rich­tun­gen der Technischen Uni­ver­si­tät Dort­mund verteilen sich auf den größeren Cam­pus Nord und den kleineren Cam­pus Süd. Zu­dem befinden sich einige Bereiche der Hoch­schu­le im angrenzenden Technologiepark.

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