International Research and Researchers

Dr Emily Henderson, University of Warwick
Dr Ye Liu, King's College, London
Dr Josef Ploner, University of Hull

The International Research and Researchers' Network is intended to support the Society's aim to maintain a prominent place and sustain a leading role within an increasingly global research community.

The network's activities are centred around:

  • engaging with overseas-based researchers of higher education, and higher education policy makers and practitioners;
  • supporting UK-based researchers and scholars of higher education in international (or non-UK) contexts;
  • promoting and disseminating research into higher education that is undertaken in, or has implications for, international (or non-UK) contexts;
  • promoting and encouraging the incorporation of consideration of international contexts within research into higher education.

The IRR network will be of particular interest to those who:

  • are interested in research and scholarship of higher education in international, or non-UK, contexts;
  • are interested in comparative higher education research;
  • are overseas-based researchers or scholars of higher education;
  • are overseas-based higher education policy makers or practitioners.

The SRHE International Research and Researchers' Network convenes events during the year to promote dialogue and information exchange and create and support a new network of researchers.


‘IRR Network Press Coverage’

Significant others: ‘dual career’ services on the rise in Europe (Times Higher Education, 7  March 2017)

Academics ponder being on the frontline of ethnographic research (Times Higher Education, 17  November 2016) 

Upcoming Events +

19 April 2018
Migration and academic acculturation

Past Events +

08 March 2017
“Gendering Academic Mobility: International Perspectives”

04 November 2016
In Depth and in Between? Conducting Ethnographic Research on Higher Education across International Borders

10 May 2016
Contemporary challenges in Russian higher education: origins, impetus and implications for development

16 March 2016
Liberté, egalité and fraternité? Challenges to perpetuating the Republic and republican ideals through French higher education

16 September 2015
Boundary crossing in international doctoral supervision: contexts, cultures and confluences

13 July 2015
Climbing the greasiest of poles? Women and HE leadership in developing countries

29 April 2015
Internationalisation in and of higher education: contexts, concepts and contentious issues

30 October 2014
International perspectives on doctoral education

19 June 2014
Pushing at the academy doors: International developments in HE-based lifelong learning

04 March 2014
Home and Away- Chinese students´ perspectives on higher education in China and the UK

17 July 2013
Up against barriers: Examining disadvantage and accessibility in the international academy

26 February 2013
Archerian analyses - Applying Margaret Archer´s theoretical perspectives to research in HE

07 September 2012
Analyses from the Antipodes

09 September 2011
Strangers in a strange land? Students’ experiences of the internationalisation of higher education

11 July 2011
The European Higher Education Area: key issues and ways forward

09 May 2011
Out of Africa: Examining the changing landscape of the continent’s higher education policy and research

15 December 2010
Network event at the SRHE annual conference

04 November 2010
Theory, methods and practice in international comparative research in the social and human sciences

30 March 2010
Internationalisation and Globalisation in Higher Education

Worldwise news
SRHE AGM: Weds 6th December, 8pm
Celtic Manor
New release: Art and Design Pedagogy in Higher Education
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Vacancy: Postdoc. researcher at Ghent University Belgium (CHEGG)
Apply by 30th Nov
The 13th annual conference of the German Society for Research in Higher Edu
12th-13th April 2018.
Vacancy: Professors of Sociology and a Postdoctoral Research Associate.
Closing dates 28th&17thNo
Teaching in Higher Education - Special Issue Call for Papers
Friday 17th Nov 17
Vacancy: Associate Professor of Higher Education
closing date 27 Nov 17
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Call for participation
The International Conference on Models of Engaged Learning and Teaching
11 - 13 December 2017
Educating China on the move: China’s relations with key strategic powers
1st December
Educating China on the move: China's relations with key strategic powers
1 Dec, Univ. of Bath
Theory and Method in Higher Education Research
February 28th 2018.
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the global higher education research community…