Inclusion in Local and International Academic Communities
Research assessment has been in constant flux in Lithuania. Policymakers use instruments to push Lithuanian researchers beyond the ‚local‘ towards international academic communities while researchers struggle with inclusion in both local and foreign communities. Through an in-depth analysis of more than fifty interviews, inclusion emerged as one of the significant and contentious issues. These initial findings prompted Eleonora Dagienė, investigating the Lithuanian research assessment system, to look for experts working on the inclusion topics and organise events to bring their knowledge to the community. The virtual seminar (on October 28) and virtual discussion (on October 29) are a result of that effort.