Wednesday, September 25, 2019

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Alis Oancea receiving her Honorary Doctorate

On 18 July 2019, Professor Alis Oancea was awarded the title of Doctor Honoris Causa Socialium Scientiarum by West University Timisoara, in recognition of her contribution to the field of educational research and to the development of research evaluation and philosophy of research.

The Honorary Doctorate international commission’s laudatory address noted “the substantial scholarship, the impeccable axiological ethos, the moral and ethical strength” of the Honorand’s work and commented that “Professor Alis Oancea is one of the best products that the European school of pedagogy has provided in the last few decades to the professional community… The Honorand’s personality, in its entirety, can inspire and transform a new style in European education”.

In her honorary address, Professor Oancea argued for a model of academic life characterised by inquisitive engagement with the world, courage and integrity in articulating and enacting principles, reflective and critical attitude towards epistemic claims and political commitments, and concern for considerate action.

Alis Oancea is Professor of Philosophy of Education and Research Policy and Director of Research at the department. She specialises in studies of research policy and governance and in philosophy of research – including work on research assessment, impact and knowledge exchange, research funding, research quality, evaluation, open knowledge practices, research ethics, capacity, publication practices, and the cultural value of research in the arts and the humanities. You can find out more about her work and research here.