Last year was the first year we started a special thematic week following the “conference season” that takes place in August-September. This was a step forward from the conference reviews we publish throughout the year, and an attempt to cover some of the main themes and topics on major conferences in that time period, where higher education is either in focus, or has established itself as a track of research.
Last year we focused on EAIR, ECPR, CHER and EAIE. This year we have been able to add ECER and EGOS as well, very grateful to our reviewers!
Here is some basic information about the conferences:
EAIR 36th Annual Forum
The European Association for Institutional Research (EAIR) conference was titled: “Higher Education Diversity and Excellence for Soceity” and it was held in Essen, Germany, between 27-39 August 2014. The conference was hosted by University of Duisburg-Essen.
8th ECPR General Conference
The 7th General Conference for the European Consortium for Political Research (ECPR) was held at University of Glasgow in Scotland (UK), between 3-6 September 2014. The rationale for including this into our review was that the also this year, the conference included a large section on Europe of Knowledge which had its focus on knowledge policies in Europe.