Synergy Development:
Joint Seminar Series

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Joint Seminar Series:
Education in Contexts – Interdisciplinary Contributions for Academics & Young Researchers

In our Joint Seminar Series for faculty members as well as PhD students from both the University of Glasgow and Leuphana University Lüneburg, staff is given the opportunity to present and discuss relevant fields and topics in education research. The offered perspectives are grounded in distinct disciplinary approaches to education research (e.g. social pedagogy, educational sciences, psychology, sociology, linguistics), but similarly provide PhD students with ample opportunities to explore the interdisciplinary substance of education research and to assess the theoretical value and methodological versatility for building their own international research profile. Next to this, it is also intended as a platform for our senior staff to connect and exchange ideas.


“As a project owner of the Joint Seminar Series, my aim is to deepen the international relations especially for the PhD students at Leuphana and University of Glasgow and to develop comparative perspectives on educational contexts.”

Professor Lars Alberth

“As a project owner of the Joint Seminar Series, I aim to consolidate and develop the research and scholarship connections between the School of Education, Glasgow and Leuphana.

Professor Stephen McKinney

Project Owners

Lars Alberth


Lars Alberth is Professor of Theories and Methods of Childhood Studies at the Leuphana University Lüneburg. In his research, he focuses on childhood as a structural element of social order. His interest is exploring the wider institutional
networks that govern and legitimize generational asymmetries, especially
responses to childhood victimization and social (in)visibility of children.

Stephen McKinney


Professor Stephen McKinney is the leader of the Research and Teaching Group, Pedagogy, Praxis and Faith. His research interests include the impact of child poverty on education, Catholic Schooling and the History of Education.