Leisyte is a research associate at the Center for Higher Education Policy Studies, Twente University, the Netherlands. Her research focuses on higher education, research policy and organizational change with a particular focus on European higher education. She is the author of two monographs entitled Higher Education Governance in Lithuania since 1990 (2002) and University Governance and Academic Research (2007). Leisyte has co-authored chapters in the books and articles on European higher education reforms. While at CES, she will be working on university-industry linkages in high-tech research units, comparing the United States and Europe. She will be in residence at CES from December 2008 through July 2009.