Academic Pathways Across Countries

About APAC

The "Academic Pathways Across Countries" (APAC) is a pilot project funded by the European Research Council (ERC) led by Professor Angermuller at the University of Warwick (United Kingdom) and École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales (France). It aims to facilitate academic recruitments across institutions and countries and to help academics who want to move between institutions. 

Academic categories are highly context-dependent and often make little sense outside the communities in which they have currency. APAC lists, explains and compares the institutional status categories that are and were used in German, British, and French universities. 

Based on knowledge and methodologies acquired in a previous ERC research project (“The Discursive Construction of Academic Excellence”), APAC provides in-depth information on the career systems and compares positions held internationally against national positions. 

Thanks to APAC

  • Junior as well as more advanced academics willing to move internationally can gain in-depth information about a position offered abroad. They can learn whether they can apply (and how) and adapt their CV accordingly.
  • Higher education institutions, research centers, human resources departments, funding agencies involved in the recruitment and evaluation of teaching & research staff are able to make informed decisions when evaluating CVs coming from outside their national academic system and thus select the most suitable people.

Its objective is to provide more detailed services to more countries and other continents: Take a look at future developments for APAC.

Our team is composed of:

  • Johannes ANGERMULLER, Principal Investigator, Professor of Discourse, Centre for Applied Linguistics, The University of Warwick, Coventry (UK).
  • Harrison BROWN (Suru Partners), Web developer, The University of Warwick, Coventry (UK).
  • Françoise DUFOUR, Project manager, École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales Paris (France) & The University of Warwick, Coventry (UK).
  • Peter FARGAS (Informatik Handwerk), Web Design, Leipzig (DE).
  • Alexandra ZIEROLD, Research assistant responsible for German entries until September 2018, The University of Warwick, Coventry (UK).

Academic Pathways Across Countries
The project has received funding from the European Research Council under the European Research Programme. Grant agreement Proof of Concept (PoC): PC1-ERC-2016-PoC INTAC_754895
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