ELAI goes Hong Kong

From November 30 to December 2, the Hong Kong Educational Research Association (HKERA) holds an international conference on ‘Innovation, Reform and Education Change in a Contemporary World’ at The Education University of Hong Kong (EdUHK). In cooperation with the World Education Research Association (WERA) the conference aims to give education practitioners, researchers and policy-makers throughout…

News on Liberal Arts in Europe, Nov. 17

With Christmas just around the corner, one might think that the slow season of the year is already in full swing. There are, however, many interesting initiatives, projects and international collaborations related to liberal arts in Europe kicking off these days. Here is a short overview of what is currently happening in the last quarter…

Liberal Arts Education and the Future University, Aarhus Conference Video 2017

From November 6th to 8th 2017 the Centre for Higher Education Futures (CHEF) and the Centre for Teaching Development and Digital Media (CUDiM) at Aarhus University hosted the very first ‘Philosophy of Higher Education Conference’ (#PHEC17). With a very broad interest in the ‘Purpose of the Future University’ the conference attracted 90 scholars from 17…

Elai goes Aarhus

ELAI goes Aarhus

In a few days, the founders of the European Liberal Arts Initiative (ELAI), Daniel Kontowski and Tim Hoff, together with Teun Dekker (v-dean University College Maastricht) will host a panel at “The purpose of the future university. Philosophy of higher education conference” in Aarhus, Denmark. The conference which is co-organised by the Center for Higher…

database methodology

ELAI database methodology

While we consider the European Liberal Arts Initiative (ELAI) to be an ongoing and growing project, one of its fundamental features is the database of existing liberal arts programmes in Europe. We envision this database to be an up-to-date comprehensive catalogue of liberal arts initiatives in the European higher education landscape, based on solid research…

European Liberal Arts Conference 2017 Winchester

European Liberal Arts Conference 2017, Winchester (UK)

On September 1st and 2nd the University of Winchester hosted the second edition of a soon-to-be trilogy of European Liberal Arts (ELA) Conferences, entitled ‘European Liberal Arts Education: renewal and re-formation’. Two years after the first edition which took place at Amsterdam University College, scholars who take interest in liberal arts in general, and specifically…