3. From your perspective, what are the emerging areas of interest in institutional research?
The effect and influence of (global) politics on higher education and scientific research. This will most certainly impact the direction of our work more than any decision made by local university executives. And it will be part of our job to anticipate upcoming policies, maybe influence them, and be ready when politicians and bureaucrats implement their new and ground-breaking ideas that, without any shadow of a doubt, will solve all of the problems.
Oh, and I am sure the patchwork of brilliant ideas we will be dealing with will also make our work so much easier.