The Accelerated Academy is an international series of events, exploring the transformation of higher education through the lens of temporality. The first conference, held in Prague in December 2015 and hosted by the Czech Academy of Sciences, explored power, acceleration and metrics in academic life. The second conference, held in Leiden in December 2016 and hosted by the Centre for Science and Technology Studies (CWTS), investigated temporality, evaluation and politics. We also held a symposium at the University of Warwick on anxiety and work in the accelerated academy. The fourth meeting will be held in Prague May 24-25 2018.

Attached below is the special section of LSE Impact Blog hosting debate following from our events. We also have podcasts and videocasts hosted at The Sociological Review. You can follow the network on Twitter @AcceleratedUni. Here is the introduction to the second event, given by Mark Carrigan and Filip Vostal who co-founded the network in 2015.

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The Accelerated Academy is operated by a collective: Jana Bacevic, Mark Carrigan, Sarah de Rijcke, Björn Hammarfelt, Milena Kremakova, Alex Rushworth, Filip Vostal.