Greetings from Vilnius, Lithuania, where more than 70 researchers from 28 different European countries participating in EUROSTUDENT VI are gathering this week to dig a bit deeper into the data they have been gathering over the years about student life in Europe!
EUROSTUDENT Researchers’ Forum aims to provide up-to-date knowledge about the relevant higher education and social dimension issues in EHEA countries, giving insight and ideas about how EUROSTUDENT results could be used in various research projects and forms.
Plenary sessions of the forum focus on topics like stakeholder use of EUROSTUDENT data, methodological challenges in international comparative surveys, using international comparisons to help understand and frame the specifics of national higher education systems and also on how to get the most out of the data – how to visualise research results for a broad audience.
Plenary speakers include Jan Pakulski (European Commission, DG EAC), Lea Meister (European Students’ Union), Ineke Stoop (The Netherlands Institute for Social Research, European Social Survey), Nicolas Charles (Université de Bordeaux), Giovanni Finocchietti (Associazione CIMEA, Italy), Thorlakur Karlsson (Maskina Research, Iceland) and Jeff Knezowich (Quaternary Consulting). The Forum will be opened by Jurgita Petrauskienė (Minister of Education and Science, Lithuania) and Kristina Hauschildt (EUROSTUDENT Consortium).
The Forum is also dedicated to sharing and discussing knowledge and experiences of the different national research teams participating in EUROSTUDENT VI. Parallel sessions focus on topics like working students, study success, student mobility, social dimension (equity, participation and living conditions) as well as to methodological issues of the student survey. On the second day of the Forum the focus will also be on developing ideas for disseminating EUROSTUDENT results in a more creative way. All researchers can work together on a visualization of EUROSTUDENT data in a hands-on session with active participation.