Marek Kwiek had an invited seminar in SciencePo (Paris): “Global Academic Profession Studies: New Data Sources, Methodologies, and Approaches” (October 2023)


Professor Marek Kwiek had an invited seminar, followed by a discussion, in SciencePo in Paris. His seminar was about “Global Academic Profession Studies: New Data Sources, Methodologies, and Approaches”.

Link to the seminar here.

The focus of the seminar was on global academic profession studies. How to study academic careers globally, using digital traces? How to collect and analyze new data? What is the future of academic profession surveys and interviews in the context of huge publication and citation datasets of the Scopus type? How to track individual academics (and their careers) for years and decades – and what the benefits of such longitudinal methodologies are? New approaches, trade-offs and dilemmas were discussed.



Professor Marek Kwiek is Director of the Institute for Advanced Studies and UNESCO Chair in Institutional Research and Higher Education Policy, University of Poznan, Poland ( His research area is quantitative studies of science, with interests in globalization, academic profession, and international research collaboration. He has published 230 papers and his recent monograph is Changing European Academics: A Comparative Study of Social Stratification, Work Patterns and Research Productivity (Routledge, 2019). His most recent invited seminars include Berkeley, Harvard, Stanford, Oxford, Beijing and Hong Kong. He spent three years at North American universities, including the University of Virginia, UC Berkeley, National Endowment for Democracy in Washington, DC, and McGill University. He was also a Fulbright New Century Scholar in higher education (2007-2008) and a Professorial Visiting Fellow at the UCL Institute of Education, London (2012-2013). Currently, he is a Visiting Researcher at the German Center for Higher Education Research and Science Studies (DZHW), Berlin. A Principal Investigator or country Team Leader in 25 international higher education research projects. An editorial board member of several academic journals, including Higher Education Quarterly, British Educational Research Journal, and European Educational Research Journal. A Fellow of the European Academy of Sciences and Arts (EASA) in Salzburg and Academia Europaeain London. Contact: Twitter: @Marek_Kwiek.

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