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IMHE General Conference 2012
17-19 September 2012
The Call for Papers has closed
All contributors were informed of the decision concerning their paper between 27 February and 2 March 2012
The biennial IMHE General Conference attracts around 500 policy-makers, institutional leaders and academic experts active in higher education. The 2012 conference will be held on 17-19 September in Paris.
Throughout the world, local, national and regional development policies emphasise the importance of higher education. There is considerable variation in the extent of participation, access and resourcing (financial and human), and different choices are being made about a wide range of issues, such as:
In much of the developed world, the issue of sustaining public funding for mass higher education system is reaching a critical point, as is the issue of replacing an ageing academic population. At the same time, in many rapidly growing economies, notably in Asia, investments in research and education are growing rapidly. Even for these countries, however, as for much of the rest of the developing world, major questions loom about quality, breadth of access, and the retention of academic capital.
Higher education institutions are expected to provide education and training relevant to labour market demands, conduct research activities that will build a knowledge-based economy, as well as contribute to social cohesion, regional development and global well-being. They must also strive constantly to fulfil their multiple missions, improve the quality of the education provided, increase their efficiency and demonstrate their contribution to society. The 2012 Conference will focus on the challenges of attaining and sustaining mass higher education, in an increasingly competitive and international context.
The goal of the Conference will be to identify longer-term trends and will include analyses of national and institutional policies, case studies and the latest research from the OECD and elsewhere.
This call for papers invites proposals from policy-makers, institutional leaders and managers, as well as researchers, on topics relevant to the conference. Proposals may consider issues at the international, national, institutional, or sub-institutional level.
Themes covered may include:
Submitting a proposal for this Conference represents a valuable opportunity, as the chosen papers are presented to a high level audience in the prestigious setting of the OECD headquarters in Paris. The most outstanding proposals will be considered for presentations in plenary sessions. A selection of papers will also be published in the IMHE journal, which is distributed widely through the OECD’s dissemination channels.
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