Call for Papers: SRHE International Conference on Research into Higher Education

SRHE International Annual Research Conference 2016: 7-9 December 2016
SRHE Newer and Early Career Researchers Conference 2016: 6 December 2016
Celtic Manor, Newport in South Wales, United Kingdom

‘Exploring Freedom and Control in global higher education’

The Society for Research into Higher Education (SRHE) invites research contributions to this international higher education conference.

The theme for SRHE Conference 2016, on which the keynotes will focus,is an exploration of issues around freedom and control in global higher education. As higher education has expanded and internationalised, it has become the site for collaboration and debate, contestation and struggle over resources,reforms, access equity and more. This has opened up new opportunities for providing education, pursuing research and developing careers, but it has also closed down options and raised barriers, provoking opposition in some quarters.

What are the implications of this tension between freedom and control for those studying, working, managing and leading in higher education? What are the key points of challenge, and what possibilities are created?

The annual SRHE Conference provides a stimulating international forum for papers of an empirical or scholarly nature relating to research into higher education in the widest sense and from a breadth of different disciplinary perspectives. The conference is highly participative, promoting the dissemination and exchange of ideas in a variety of formats, across a range of research domains.

You are invited to contribute to this debate in the following ways:

  • presenting a paper (including work of a conceptual or theoretical nature)
  • forming or participating in a symposium or research directions seminar
  • organising a ‘round table’ discussion
  • submitting a poster on any aspect of your research interests

SRHE Newer and Early Career Researchers Conference 6 December 2016

The Call for papers for this one day conference for Newer and Early Career Researchers on the same theme will be launched shortly and will take place at the Celtic Manor one day in advance of the SRHE International 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.

Deadline for paper submissions for both conferences: Friday 24 June 2016