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SRHE Conference 2014

SRHE Annual Research Conference 10-12 December 2014
SRHE Newer Researchers Conference 9 December 2014

Inspiring future generations; embracing plurality and difference in higher education
Celtic Manor, Newport in South Wales, United Kingdom

The Society’s annual conferences are truly international, bringing together delegates and contributors from over 40 countries. We invite researchers, scholars, students and administrators from the global higher education community to contribute their perspectives and insights on the ways in which higher education internationally is-and could and should be- responding to economic, social, political and cultural stimuli and re-defining and re-asserting its nature and purpose. As higher education researchers, we aim to provide research insights and knowledge to inform and guide universities, governments and societies.

Conference Theme 2014
Inspiring future generations: embracing plurality and difference in higher education

One of the greatest challenges currently facing the higher education sector globally is how rapidly it can adapt to meet the needs and expectations of current and future generations of both learners and academics. It must seek to develop higher education experiences and outcomes that meet these demands; individually, collectively and globally.

Within the higher education research community we have the capacity, the history, the knowledge and the expertise to inform and shape the transformation of the higher education sector globally into an innovative, multi-faceted system; one with new and different sources of funding, with diverse modes of participation and one more responsive to the changing needs and expectations of people, institutions and societies.

This Conference offers the opportunity to explore what it will take to reconsider and refashion higher education provision to inspire future generations of both learners and academics and furnish them with the knowledge and skills

Keynote speakers:

System diversity, inequality, curriculum and (possibly) hope
Professor Sue Clegg, Emeritus Professor of Higher Education Research at Leeds Metropolitan University.

In praise of diversity: a socio-political perspective on field dynamics in higher education
Professor Jürgen Enders, Professor of Higher Education at the Southampton Education School


Conference registration is now open. The early booking discount now ends Friday 3rd October 2014

Take full advantage of our early booking discounts for travel arrangements as well as for the conference. Registration by 3rd October 2014 will guarantee accommodation at the Celtic Manor resort (rather than at adjacent hotels) and attracts important early registration discounts. Delegates are reminded that the conference fees are fully inclusive of all conference costs, plus two nights’ accommodation, as well as all meals and social events over the three days.

SRHE Newer Researchers' Conference 9 December 2014

The SRHE Newer Researchers' Conference on the same theme will take place at the Celtic Manor one day in advance of the SRHE Annual Research Conference. This is an excellent event for postgraduate students and newer researchers, providing the opportunity to present research work in a nurturing environment and participate in seminars and discussions. Closing date for call for papers is Friday 11 July 2014.

Keynote speaker:

Higher Education Institutions as (Changing) Organisations
Professor Jeroen Huisman, Centre for Higher Education Governance Ghent

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