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Conf/CfP - Dynamic Universities for Dynamic World, 19–21 October 2017, NRU Higher School of Economics, Russia

Publish Date: Apr 06, 2017

Deadline: May 01, 2017

VIII Moscow International Conference of Higher Education Researchers

Dynamic Universities for Dynamic World

Russian Association of Higher Education Researchers

Today the world is constantly changing. Almost everything is undergoing a transformation: technologies, institutions, practices, and organizational structures. These changes rapidly penetrate every area of the social life, and higher education is not an exception. In this situation, contemporary universities should quickly adjust to constantly changing tendencies and become a source of brand-new ideas and practices. At the same time, higher education institutions are rigid structures that are more inclined to evolutionary than revolutionary changes. What is the optimal pace of university development? Why do some universities develop rapidly while others try to resist changes?

The 8th International Conference on Higher Education Research organized by the Russian Association of Higher Education Researchers will be dedicated to the theme of the rapid development of universities. The Conference will be held at the National Research University Higher School of Economics that celebrates its 25th anniversary this year. Keynote speeches, conference sessions, and discussions will be organized around the following themes:

  • New formats of higher education
  • Application  and effectiveness of new educational technologies (MOOC, LMS etc.)
  • The impact of university changes on the academic profession
  • Students’ perception of  changing university
  • New organizational forms, structures, and processes in universities
  • Agents of the accelerated development: who are they?
  • How does the Revolution change universities? (considered with regard of Soviet universities and the 100th anniversary of the 1917 Revolution)
  • Environment within and outside of universities: mutual penetration and impact
  • Big Data for university management: opportunities, ethics, best practices
  • New economy of universities
  • University races: Why do some higher education institutions outperform others?

The Program Committee also welcomes proposals in other areas of higher education studies.

Application Requirements

Scholars are invited to submit proposals for presentations. The deadline for abstract submission is May 01, 2017 (23:59 hrs. CET).

Research proposal (500-1000 words) should include:

  1. Objectives of the study/research questions;
  2. Theoretical/conceptual framework;
  3. Methodology/design;
  4. Expected outcomes;
  5. Literature.

The Programme Committee will consider special session applications from groups. The group of applicants is encouraged to suggest a special session topic if they wish to present their papers at a single session, specifying the title of this session. In this case, the Programme Committee should be notified by a letter sent to email: The letter should include the following information: the title of the suggested session; the names of presenting speakers and the titles of their papers; and the name of the suggested session chairperson and their contact information (telephone, email address etc.). The session will have 90 min. for presentations and discussion. The Programme Committee will consider submitted proposals and make decisions on the suggested sessions upon reviewing the papers, when finalising the conference programme.

The Programme committee will also consider plenary discussion applications including theme, participants and questions for the discussion. The papers should present findings of original research or case studies carried out in accordance with the highest academic standards. Presenters will have 15-20 minutes for presentation. The working languages of the Conference are Russian and English; simultaneous translation will be available during all plenary sessions and most parallel sessions.

Selection of applications

The Programme Committee will announce its decision following peer review by independent experts.

Conference Fee

Participants of the Conference are required to register and to pay conference fee:

Time frames

For Russian participants

For foreign participants

For Russian and foreign students and PhD students

June 1 - September 4, 2017

1000 rub.

80 USD

500 rub.

Before October 15, 2014

1500 rub.

100 USD

700 rub.

After October 16, 2014

2000 rub.

120 USD

1000 rub.

Participants of the Conference who paid a fee will be given Conference package which includes: participant badge, conference program, notepad, pen, coffee breaks for all days of the Conference. Honorary guests and conference participants invited by organizing committee are released from paying a fee. 
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