Senate of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens awards an honorary degree to Professor Ingrid Gogolin (WERA President-Elect: July 2016 – June 2018)
In February 2017 Ingrid was awarded an honorary doctor’s degree by die Senate of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens to assert the significance and impact of Ingrid’s work in the community of scholars. Aforementioned is the highest honorary title awarded by the institution to revere distinguished scholars for outstanding work.
Ingrid Gogolin is professor of comparative and intercultural education research at the University of Hamburg, research group “Diversity in Education Research”.
Appointment as Vice-Rector of Helsinki University: Professor Sari Lindblom-Ylänne (WERA Immediate Past President)
Sari will serve as part-time vice-rector from 1 February 2017 and will assume the position full time on 1 September 2017 until 31 July 2018. As vice-rector, one of Sari’s key duties will be to support the education reform underway at the University. Another significant focus of her future position arising from the University's strategy is the promotion of the digitalisation of teaching and learning.
Sari Lindblom-Ylänne is Full Professor of Higher Education and Director of the Helsinki University Centre for Research and Development in Higher Education, Finland, since 2004. As Vice Head of the Institute of Behavioural Sciences since 2007, she was responsible for research issues and doctoral education in her Institute.