Call for papers: SRHE conference “Higher Education as if the World Mattered”

SRHE SRHE has issued a call for papers on to the conference “Higher Education as if the World Mattered”, to be held 25 and 26 April 2013 in The University of Edinburgh in Scotland, UK.

Keynote speakers include: Professor Melanie Walker (Free State University, South Africa), Professor Monica McLean (University of Nottingham, UK), Professor Jon Nixon (Hong Kong Institute of Education, and University of Sheffield, UK), and Professor Ray Land (Durham University, UK).

The questions that have been stated as the focus of  the event include: To what extent and how do higher education policies and practices make a difference to this world? What are present priorities and how could things be otherwise? To what extent does higher education address community and environmental concerns? To what extent are participants encouraged to make a contribution to the world?

Proposals for papers addressing these issues are expected in two parts:

  • Part 1 Abstract: a 150 word summary of the proposal which will be printed in the published conference programme and also made available at conference on the CD Rom.
  • Part 2 Outline: a maximum 1000 word paper (not including references)

The deadline for submission is 1 March 2013. All proposals must be submitted via email to 

For more information, see conference website.