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Ana Godonoga

Ana Godonoga M.Sc.
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About me:
Ana Godonoga works as Teaching and Research Associate at the Institute for Higher Education Management. Her core responsibilities include research, teaching and administrative duties for the Institute, student support activities and independent research. Her PhD focuses on the public mission and societal impact of universities. Before joining WU, Ana worked as Associate Project Officer at UNESCO International Institute for Educational Planning in France. She contributed to the development and implementation of international research projects on higher education and assisted with the design of online and blended learning courses on higher education governance and quality assurance. In addition, Ana worked on research projects related to higher education performance and quality management, both as a Research Assistant at the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), and as Vice-Chair of the Quality Advisory Board of the Erasmus Mundus Association. Ana holds a joint Master’s degree in Research and Innovation in Higher Education from Danube University Krems, Austria and Osnabrück University of Applied Sciences, Germany; and a Bachelor’s degree in Business and Economics from the College of Wooster, United States. Her research interests relate to the public mission and societal impact of higher education, quality and performance management of universities and graduate employability.
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since 2019
Teaching and Research Associate (prae doc) at Institute for Higher Education Management, Vienna University of Economics and Business
Associate Research Officer, UNESCO International Institute for Educational Planning (IIEP)
Research Assistant, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)

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  • public mission and societal impact of universities, performance management in higher education, rankings, graduate employability


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Journal article

2021 Godonoga, Ana, Gruszka, Danuta. 2021. Organizational Responses to the Covid-19 Crisis by Universities in Poland: A Survey of Student Attitudes. Beijing International Review of Education. 3 (2), 156-186. (Details)
2016 Kopelyan, Sofya, Godonoga, Ana, Güney, Isil, Yasmin, Nowereen. 2016. Assessing Innovation-related Competences in the MaRIHE Program: Teacher and Student Perceptions. Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences. 228 553-560. open access (Details)

Chapter in edited volume

2021 Sarrico, Cláudia, Godonoga, Ana. 2021. Higher education system rankings and benchmarking. In: Research Handbook on University Rankings. Theory, Methodology, Influence and Impact, Hrsg. Ellen Hazelkorn; Georgiana Mihut, 197-209. Cheltenham; Northampton: Edward Elgar. (Details)
2019 Akamp, Patricia, Godonoga, Ana, Golden, Gillian, Hanssen, Monica, Sarrico, Cláudia. 2019. Engagement with the wider world. In: Enhancing Higher Education System Performance: A Benchmarking Approach, Hrsg. Cassandra Morley, 381-433. Paris: OECD. (Details)
2017 Godonoga, Ana. 2017. Enhancing relevance in higher education. In: The State of Higher Education 2015-16, Hrsg. C. Sarrico, A McQueen & S. Samuelson, 49-62. Paris: OECD. open access (Details)

Contribution to conference proceedings

2016 Godonoga, Ana, Güney, Isil, Kopelyan, Sofya, Yasmin, Nowereen. 2016. Innovation pedagogy in the MARIHE program: A case study on faculty perceptions. In Current Trends in Higher Education in Europe: Aktuelle Entwicklungstendenzen im europäischen Hochschulwesen, Hrsg. O. Holz, M. Aleksandrovich, & H. Zoglowek, 137-146. Berlin: LIT Verlag. (Details)

Paper presented at an academic conference or symposium

2021 Godonoga, Ana. 2021. Social responsibility practices in business schools: Analysis of PRME reports. The Society for Research into Higher Education: (Re)connecting, (Re)building: Higher Education in Transformative Times, Online, United Kingdom, 6.12-10.12. (Details)
  Godonoga, Ana, Schachermayer-Sporn, Barbara. 2021. The Conceptualisation of Socially Responsible Universities in Higher Education Research: A Systematic Literature Review. Konferenz des Netzwerks Hochschulforschung Österreich, Online, Germany, 18.10-19.10. (Details)

Working/discussion paper, preprint

2020 Godonoga, Ana, Martin, Michaela. 2020. SDG 4 - Policies for Flexible Learning Pathways in Higher Education. Taking Stock of Good Practices Internationally. IIEP UNESCO Working Papers. (Details)

Research report, expert opinion

2017 Humberstone, Elizabeth, Kim, Sunhee, Opitz, Ansgar, Kwabena Donkor, Felix, Godonoga, Ana, Tasic, Justyna, Mihut, Georgiana. 2017. Internationalisation at Home: Benefits and Opportunities of Interactions between Mobile and Local Students. Cologne:ICU.net AG. (Details)

Encyclopedia article

2019 Godonoga, Ana, Sarrico, Cláudia. 2019. Civic and Social Engagement of Higher Education. In Oxford Bibliographies in Education, Hrsg. Anne Hynds, New York: Oxford University Press. (Details)

eBook/chapter in eBook

2015 Godonoga, Ana, Gutierrez, Laura. 2015. Human Resources Management and University Performance. A Comparative Analysis of Human Resources at Harvard University and University of Wyoming. Human Resource Management in Higher Education. Case Studies and Future Scenarios. Attila Pausits. Danube University Krems: None. http://donau.booktype.pro/human-resource-management-in-higher-education-cases-studies-and-future-scenarios/human-resource-management-and-university-performance/ (Details)

Media report

2020 Godonoga, Ana, Gruszka, Danuta. 2020. A New Vision for Higher Education in Poland and Beyond. (Details)

Master thesis

2016 Godonoga, Ana. 2016. Defining and Measuring the Relevance of Higher Education in Finland: Promoting Sustainable Employment through Policy Levers. Masterarbeit, Danube University Krems. (Details)

Bachelor thesis

2014 Godonoga, Ana. 2014. What do Students Value in an Institution of Higher Education? A Study on Institutional Attributes and Tuition at Private Colleges in the United States: A Hedonic Approach. Bachelorarbeit, College of Wooster. (Details)


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