Ellen Hazelkorn

Emeritus Professor and Director, Higher Education Policy Research Unit (HEPRU), Dublin Institute of Technology (Ireland). Policy Adviser to the Higher Education Authority (HEA) 2011-2017, President of EAIR (European Higher Education Society) 2013-2016,Co-Investigator on CGHE’s global higher education engagement research programme

Ellen Hazelkorn is a Co-Investigator on CGHE’s global higher education engagement research programme, Emeritus Professor and Director, Higher Education Policy Research Unit (HEPRU), Dublin Institute of Technology (Ireland). She runs an international consultancy firm focusing on education, BH Associates. She was previously Policy Adviser to the Higher Education Authority (HEA) 2011-2017 and President of EAIR (European Higher Education Society) 2013-2016, and advises and reviews for governments, international organisations and universities. [4] She is a member of the Research and Information Advisory Committee, Leadership Foundation for Higher Education (UK).

Professor Hazelkorn has worked as higher education policy consultant and specialist with international organisations and governments for over 15 years, and regularly undertakes strategic and research evaluations and peer review assessments for European and national research/scientific councils and universities. She has over 20 years senior experience in higher education, holding positions as Vice President of Research and Enterprise, and Dean of the Graduate Research School, (2008-2014), and Vice President and Founding Dean of the Faculty of Applied Arts, Dublin Institute of Technology (1995-2008).

Professor Hazelkorn has been involved in the following reviews and/or provided policy advice for, inter alia: Review of Post-Compulsory Education in Wales (Department for Education and Skills, Welsh Government, 2015-2016); Evaluation of UAE Rankings System (UAE Ministry of Education, 2015); Quality of Undergraduate Education, National Academy of Sciences, US (2015); Higher Education Authority, Ireland (2011-2014); Review of Dutch Higher Education, Ministry of Education (2010); OECD Reviews of Victoria, Australia (2009), Catalonia, Spain (2010) and Wroclaw, Poland (2012); German Excellence Initiative, German Science Council (2012); and Finnish Higher Education Evaluation Council [FINHECC] (2012-2013). In addition, she has chaired, inter alia: International Panel, Review of Finnish Higher Education System, Ministry of Education and Culture (2015); EU Expert Group on Science Education (2014); Aalto University Teaching Evaluation (2011) School of Art and Design, and the Audit of Jyväskylä University of Applied Sciences (2012-2013), Finland.

Professor Hazelkorn has been Board Member, National Digital Research Centre (2008-2015); Chairperson of the Dublin Regional Higher Education Alliance (2011-2012); Member of the Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences Foresight Working Group (2008-2009); Board Member/Company Secretary, Contemporary Music Centre, (1999-2007); Deputy Chair, Centre for International Technology and Education (UK/NL) (1996-2000); and Rapporteur, EU Expert Group on Assessing Europe's University-based Research (2009-10).

Professor Hazelkorn is a member of the editorial/advisory boards for: Policy Reviews in Higher Education, Higher Education Policy, International Journal for Researcher Development, European Journal of Higher Education, Palgrave Communications, and Science and Society, and previously, Higher Education Management and Policy. She was awarded a BA and PhD from the University of Wisconsin, Madison, and the University of Kent, UK, respectively.

Professor Hazelkorn has authored/co-authored over 90 peer-reviewed articles, policy briefs, books and book chapters e.g. on higher education policy in addition to Irish politics and society; digital technologies, gender, work practices and the cultural industries; relations between the media and the state. Her research and commentary is regularly reported by Bloomberg, Chronicle of Higher Education, International Herald Tribune, Le Monde, Nature, The Australian, The Economist, The New York Times, Times Higher Education, U.S. News & World Report, and many others.

Ellen is internationally recognised for her writings and analysis of the impact and influence of rankings on higher education policy and institutional decision-making. Rankings and the Reshaping of Higher Education: The Battle for World-Class Excellence, 2nd ed. was published in 2015 (http://goo.gl/etC9C3). In addition, she has authored Developing Research in New Institutions (OECD, 2005), co-edited Rankings and Accountability in Higher Education: Uses and Misuses (UNESCO, 2013), and co-authored, Rankings in Institutional Strategies and Processes: impact or illusion? (EUA, 2014).

Forthcoming publications include: Editor, Global Rankings and the Geo-Politics of Higher Education (Routledge 2016); co-author, The Impact and Future of Arts and Humanities Research (Palgrave Macmillan, 2016); and co-editor, The Civic University: Meeting the Leadership and Management Challenges (Edward Elgar 2016), GUNI World Report 6: Towards a Socially Responsible Higher Education Institutions, globally and locally engaged (2016) and Research Handbook on Quality, Performance and Accountability in Higher Education (Edward Elgar 2017).

Professor Hazelkorn was Lead Author, Science Education for Responsible Citizenship, Report of the Science Education Expert Group (SEEG) (EU DG Research and Innovation, Brussels, 2015), and Assessing Europe's University-based Research (EU DG Research and Innovation, Brussels, 2010). She is currently International Co-Investigator of a major project on higher education governance, Centre for Global Higher Education (CGHE).

Professor Hazelkorn has wide-ranging expertise across higher education policy and institutional and system governance, leadership and management; institutional differentiation and system articulation, with particular reference to new universities/HEIs; institutional research strategy and national science/innovation policy; national and institutional systems of evaluation and rankings; and across teaching, learning and research in the arts, humanities and social science, and in science education.

Professor Ellen Hazelkorn


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[4] http://www.ioe.ac.uk/research/112125.html

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