Invited Lectures

2021 Guest lecture "Quality from the student perspective", Course ELHE 7602.01 Topics: Contemporary Issues in Higher Education, Global Perspectives in Quality of Higher Education, Instructor: Gerardo L. Blanco, Ed.D. (he/him/él) Associate Professor & Academic Director Center for International Higher Education, Lynch School of Education and Human Development, Boston College, September 16,

2021 “Academic Advocates presentation”, FYRE, Harvard College, Cambridge, MA, USA (online), 10 August 2021

2021 “Student unionism globally - through a looking glass”, NUS Education Conference 2021: Equipping Students to Fight for Their Future, National Union of Students, Australia and a SIHEG project event, Melbourne, Australia (online) 12 July 2021

2021 “Student unionism in Europe and European Students' Union - through a looking glass”, European Students' Union Leadership Handover Week (online) and SIHEG Project event, Brussels, 7 July 2021

2021 “Research-teaching nexus in teacher education: practical workshop”, Faculty of Education, University of Maribor, sponsored by Javni štipendijski, razvojni, invalidski in preživninski sklad Republike Slovenije, Maribor, 5 July 2021

2021 “Behind academic publishing: practical workshop”, Faculty of Education, University of Maribor, sponsored by Javni štipendijski, razvojni, invalidski in preživninski sklad Republike Slovenije, Maribor, 5 July 2021

2020 "European Students' Union Through a Looking Glass", Reflections by a former Secretary General and a current researcher of student representation, European Students' Union Leadership Handover Week (online), Brussels, 17 December 2020 

2020 "Internationalization and academic profession", Findings from 2018 APIKS survey in Slovenia. 4th APIKS Conference, APIKS - Academic Profession in Knowledge Societies Global Network, Ana Sayfa, Turkey (online), December 7-9, 2020 (with Alenka Flander and Sebastian Kocar)

2020 “Specifics of an international study programme design”, EUTOPIA 2050 Alliance, Western Balkans Workshop, organized by University of Ljubljana, Ljubljana, Slovenia (online) 26 November 2020

2020 “New European University Alliances”, panel moderated at Webinar on the Quality of Higher Education, EUniQ project, organized by Slovenian Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education, Ljubljana, Slovenia (online), 5 November 2020

Harvard Initiative for Learning and Teaching (HILT)2019    HILT Conference 2019 Peer Learning: Everyone’s a Teacher, Everyone’s a Learner, Friday, September 27, 2019 Wasserstein Hall, Harvard University: speaker in session "Making Peer Learning Effective: What Does the Research Say?" (session facilitated by Odile Harter); also contributed to the conference reader prepared by Odile Harter: Peer Learning; what Research Says? 

2019   (With Alenka Flander and Sebastjan Kocar) Conditions of academic profession in Slovenia. International conference of the global research consortium APIKS (Academic profession in Knowledge Society) "Teaching and Research Activities in the Knowledge Society: Main findings from national surveys", March 4-5, 2019, Research Institute for Higher Education (RIHE), Hiroshima University, Japan 

2017    "Contribution to CHEA International Quality Group: A Global Quality Forum,Quality and Quality Assurance in a Changing World", Council for Higher Education Accreditation, CIQG 2017 Annual Meeting, Washington D.C., February 1- 2, 2017

2016    Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) Webinar Series on Quality Assurance and Combatting Academic Corruption, Webinar #1: What Might the International Quality Assurance Community Do?, December 12, 2016

2016    "Student engagement and student agency: two different sides of the same coin?", University of Limerick, 31 May 2016

2016  "Transnational student associations in the multilevel governance of  European higher education policies", Publication Workshop on "Transnational Actors in the Multi-Level Governance of Knowledge Policies", University of Oslo, 3 May 2016

2016  "What each student should know about student centred approaches in higher education and what such approach expects from students and lecturers?" University of Maribor, 13 April 2016

2016   "Student centred learning and its implementation in QA", HERE-ES Project "Student Centred Learning", University of Alcala, 7 April 2016

2015    “Student-centred learning – Political construct or Pedagogical Concept”, 10th European Quality Assurance Forum, 19-21 November 2015, hosted by Quality Assurance Agency and UCL Institute of Education, London.

2015   “Student-centred teaching and learning”, 30th European Students' Convention organised by the European Students’ Union, European Parliament, Brussels, 28-30 September, 2015

2015   “Student engagement in innovation” and "The 21st Century Student Prepared for New Challenges", International Exhibition and Conference on Higher Education (IECHE). Riyadh, 14-16 April 2015

 2015   “The differences in student unionism in Europe and Africa: exploring influences of culture”, Culture and Social Analysis Workshop, Department of Sociology, Harvard University, 26 January 2015

2015   “Student governments and enhancement of higher education quality”, Center for International Higher Education, Boston College, 29 January, 2015

Bologna Process Researchers Conference   

2014   “Teaching, learning and student experience – key developments and policy recommendations” (with Paul Ashwin). The Future of Higher Education – Bologna Researchers’ Conference – Second Edition. Bucharest, 24-26 November 2014

2014   Chair and discussant, "A Comparative International View of the Student Experience in Research Universities",SERU International Research Conference, The Student Experience in the Research University (SERU) International Consortium, Higher School of Economics, Moscow, 15-17 May, 2014

2014   “Overview of the developments in higher education research in Europe”, The Centre of the Republic of Slovenia for Mobility and European Educational and Training Programmes (CMEPIUS). Ljubljana, 15 April, 2014

2013   “Education and Training in Social Sciences and Humanities”, Horizons for Social Sciences and Humanities, Lithuanian EU Presidency’s Conference. Vilnius, September 23-24, 2013

2013   “Western Balkan academics’ geographic preferences for academic cooperation”. "Neighbours.HigherEducation.Cooperation" Conference on Higher Education Cooperation in Central, Eastern & South-Eastern Europe and Higher Education Contact Seminar, Vienna, 3-5 July, 2013

2012   “Student power in Europe”. HEIK (Higher Education Institutional Dynamics and Knowledge Cultures) academic seminar series, Department of Educational Research, University of Oslo, 20 March, 2012

2012   “Investigating national student representation in Europe: a comparative account of highly diversified and changing phenomenon.” Workshop on models and practices of national student representation in Europe. Central European University, Budapest, 3 February, 2012

2012   “Modernisation agenda and the changing conceptions of student participation in the European Higher Education Area.” Das Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin für Sozialforschung (WZB). Berlin, 11 January, 2012

2011  General rapporteur - High Level Education Forum on “Education Systems in Europe in the 21st Century”, Kyiv, Ukraine, 22-23 September 2011

2011  “The changing conceptions of student participation in higher education governance in the EHEA”. Future of higher education - Bologna researchers' conference (FOHE-BPRC).  Bucharest, 19 October, 2011

2010  “Central/Eastern European higher education”. Boston College, Lynch School of Education, 12 April, 2010

2010  “The politics behind the Bologna Process”. Boston College, Lynch School of Education, 15 November, 2010

2008    General rapporteur - Forum on "Converging competences: diversity, higher education and sustainable democracy". Council of Europe Higher Education Forum. Strasbourg, 3 October, 2008

2008   “European identity”. Bologna Seminar: Bologna 2020, Unlocking Europe's potential - contributing to a better world. Ghent, 20 May, 2008

2007   “Analysis of policies and policy-making regarding European educational agenda by ESIB - The National Unions of Students in Europe, the representative platform of European students. “Conference on Defining the European Education Agenda. University of Cambridge, 11 January, 2007

2007  “Europe east and west: the challenges of change”. Boston College, Lynch School of Education, 30 April, 2007

2007   “New paradigms in student expectations and learning”. Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Røros, 23 January, 2007

2006   “Student activism in Europe after 1960s”. Boston College, Lynch School of Education, 23 November, 2006

2001  “Challenges of the Bologna Process”. Second Session of the Committee on the Convention on the Recognition of Qualification Concerning Higher Education in the European Region (ENIC-NARIC), University of Riga, 21 June, 2001

2001  “Financing of higher education and the tuition fees”. 13th Annual EAIE (European Association for International Education) Conference, Tampere, 6 December, 2001

2001  “Student perspectives on quality assurance”. Swedish EU Presidency conference The Meaning of Quality of Education: The Reciprocal Relations of Power-Sharing, Learning and Efficiency, Karlstad, 3 April, 2001

1999   “Meeting the needs of all students in a changing society”. Lifelong Learning for Equity and Social Cohesion: a New Challenge to Higher Education, Bornholm, 27 May, 1999 

At international debate camps, workshops and conferences in Budapest (1998), Krk (1998), Belgrade (1997), Zagreb (1997), Almaty (1997), Ljubljana (1996), Bled (1996)