ELAI Research Group email list

We would like to invite you to join our ELAI Research Group email list that would facilitate discussion on European forms of liberal (arts) education across institutions and generations. Our aim is to slowly built up a network of both young and accomplished professionals in various domains of educational scholarship who share the passion for…

Videos on Liberal Arts in Europe

Videos on Liberal Arts in Europe

Every week, the ELAI database keeps growing slowly and now it includes videos. Youtube, and sometimes Vimeo, became important channels for institutional PR and attracting potential students. While often underestimated by some faculty and researchers, such channels provide valuable information in a whole different form.Liberal arts being liberal arts, some are getting creative about it.…

Organisations and associations promoting liberal arts in Europe and beyond – Launching 3.b

It has been almost 6 months now since the European Liberal Arts Initiative was launched and we are still keen on expanding our database which sits at the heart of ELAI. Today, we are launching a completely new category: organisations promoting liberal arts education in Europe.So far, ELAI database has only included universities offering a…

From Hamburg to Hong Kong

Liberal arts education continues to inspire non-Americans to hold debates about alternative purposes and practices of higher education. Tim Hoff from ELAI recently attended two of those and is happy to report on this on-going conversation about undergraduate higher education.Campus Innovation & November Expert Days, Hamburg (#CIHH17 #NEXD17)The University of Hamburg hosted a small conference…

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…