Professor Liudvika Leišytė, VOICES WG2 Co-Leader, has been elected as a member of the highly prestigious Academia Europaea. The Academia Europaea is a pan-European, non-governmental association of scientists and academics with the mission of promoting learning, education, and research. It has more than 5,000 members, including 85 Nobel Prize winners.

Prof. Leišytė was inducted into the Academia Europaea at the annual meeting of the Academy, which took place at the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität Münich in October 2023. The annual meeting featured an impressive series of lectures by international experts on topics from the entire intellectual spectrum of the Academy.

In her research, Prof. Leišytė focuses on the organizational transformation of higher education in the context of changes in the institutional environment. This includes the governance and management of higher education institutions, academic work, diversity, and digitalization in higher education.

At the Academia Europaea, Prof. Leišytė plans to share the results of the VOICES project and further promote the rights of early career researchers in a European context.

Prof. Leišytė’s admission to the Academia Europaea is a recognition of her outstanding contributions to the field of higher education research.

We congratulate Prof Leišytė on this prestigious achievement and look forward to her sharing the WG2 research findings on inclusion of young investigators into the leadership and decision-making of higher education institutions with the members of the Academia Europaea.