Call for Papers and Registration: ‘University Futures’ international conference

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Interested in higher education and the future directions of universities?

‘University Futures’ international conference, organised by Universities in the Knowledge Economy (UNIKE), aims to promote collective thinking about the future directions of universities in the knowledge economies of Europe and the Asia-Pacific Rim.

The conference asks:
How is a wide range of businesses and other stakeholders engaging with and reassembling the university? What is meant by internationalisation? Must it only be a strategic aim or can it be a participatory process? How are universities mobilised by nations and regions in the global knowledge economy? How can ideas from feminism and post-capitalism be used to create a liveable university? What would it mean to have an open system of higher education? Are there alternative ways of organising the university and its relations with society?

Call for Papers: If you would like to send an abstract of a contribution to the conference, you should address one of the six themes. Read more about the call for abstracts here. The deadline for abstracts is 28 February 2016.

Registration for the conference is open through the official conference page, and will close on 9 June 2016.

The conference takes place on 15-17 June 2016 in Copenhagen, Denmark at the Department of Education (DPU), Aarhus University.