Undergraduate Research: Nurturing the Next Generation

Harald A. Mieg of Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Germany, Judith Lehmann of the Heinrich Böll Foundation, Germany, and Grant Black of Chuo University, Japan, will present “Undergraduate Research: Nurturing the Next Generation” at The Paris Conference on Education (PCE2022) and The Paris Conference on Arts & Humanities (PCAH2022).

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Undergraduate Research: Nurturing the Next Generation

In conjunction with the recent release of The Cambridge Handbook of Undergraduate Research, IAFOR is delighted to host an exclusive panel discussion with the editors Judith Lehmann of the Helmholtz Centre Hereon, and Harald A. Mieg, (honorary) professor of Metropolitan Studies and Innovation at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin along with several Europe-based chapter authors. The panel discussion, titled ‘Undergraduate Research: Nurturing the Next Generation’, will be led by Grant Black, an IAFOR VP, associate professor at Chuo University in Tokyo, Japan and a co-author of the Japan chapter of the book. Their discussion will explore current issues in the development of undergraduate research for the next generation in Europe with attention to both theory and practice in various academic disciplines. The interview will be followed by a Q&A session.

Speaker Biography

Harald A. Mieg
Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Germany

Harald A. MiegHarald A. Mieg is (honorary) professor of Metropolitan Studies and Innovation at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin and also affiliated to the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Zurich. The focus of his research is on planning processes in cities, research methodologies, and inquiry-based learning. Main book publications: The Social Psychology of Expertise (2001) and The Cambridge Handbook of Undergraduate Research (2022).

Judith Lehmann
Heinrich Böll Foundation, Germany

Judith LehmannJudith Lehmann taught literature, cultural studies and philosophy of science, steered cross-faculty projects at various universities, directed the editorial department of a Swiss publishing house, and the Argentinian office of the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD). Currently she heads the international scholarship division at the Heinrich Böll Foundation, Berlin.

Grant Black
Chuo University, Japan

Grant BlackDr Grant Black is an associate professor in the Faculty of Commerce at Chuo University, Tokyo, Japan, where he has taught Global Skills and Global Issues since 2013. Grant is engaged in diverse roles as a global manager, systems builder, executive leader and university professor. His research and teaching areas include global management skills, intercultural intelligence (CQ) and organisational management. He also has taught Japanese Management Theory at J. F. Oberlin University (Japan), and a continuing education course in the Foundations of Japanese Zen Buddhism at Temple University Japan. Previously, he was Chair of the English Section at the Center for Education of Global Communication at the University of Tsukuba where he served in a six-year post in the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences. He holds a BA Highest Honors in Religious Studies from the University of California, Santa Barbara; an MA in Japanese Buddhist Studies from the University of California, Los Angeles; and a Doctor of Social Science (DSocSci) from the Department of Management in the School of Business at the University of Leicester. Dr Black is a Chartered Manager (CMgr), the highest status that can be achieved in the management profession in the UK. In 2018, he was elected a Fellow of the Chartered Management Institute (FCMI) and Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts (FRSA). Grant is President of Black Inc. Consulting (Japan), a business & university global strategic management firm based in Tokyo which helps individuals and organisations achieve their global targets. He is the director of the newly formed Nippon Academic Management Institute (NAMI) and the author of Education Reform Policy at a Japanese Super Global University: Policy Translation, Migration and Mutation (Routledge, 2021). He serves as a Vice-President and Auditor for the International Academic Forum (IAFOR).

Dr Grant Black is a Vice-President (at large) of IAFOR. He is a member of the Business & Economics section of the International Academic Advisory Board.

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