Liberal Education Student Conference – LESC 2018 final report published

The 3rd edition of Liberal Education Student Conference took place in Utrecht in May 2018. Rising up to the expectations, the gathering was highly successful in attracting students from a diverse array of liberal arts institutions and programmes, including Eastern and Southern Europe (that were less represented in previous editions).A tip of the hat to…

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.…

Freya Tilleman On Bridging Gaps and Responsible Citizens: What a Liberal Arts and Sciences education has meant to me

Freya Tilleman – On Bridging Gaps and Responsible Citizens: What a Liberal Arts and Sciences education has meant to me

The book “What is liberal education – and what could it be? European students on their liberal arts education” has been published in October. It can be viewed online here, while those from all over the world who are faithful to reading in paper are more than welcome to order one through a form. ELAI…

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…

Looking back, looking forward. Liberal Arts in Europe in 2018

This website was launched in August 2017 offering a database of liberal arts education institutions throughout the continent, a publicly accessible source of basic organisational data. ELAI website has attracted over 3.100 unique visitors during the first five months since launch, while the related Google map has been accessed over 2.300 times. An ebook on…

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…

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…