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Call for contributions: next generation insights into internationalization of higher education

Are you a young scholar on higher education and are working on themes related to internationalization?

Douglas Proctor (Melbourne Centre for the Study of Higher Education) and Laura Rumbley (Boston College Center for International Higher Education) have launched a call for chapter proposals for an edited collection focusing on next generation perspectives on the internationalization of higher education. The title for the volume Future Agenda for Internationalization in Higher Education: Next Generation Insights into Research, Policy, and Practice. The book will be part of Routledge’s “Internationalization in Higher Education” series.


The book has an aim to focus on new contexts for internationalization in higher education, new topics of enquiry, and new or innovative modes or methodologies of research, outlined on the webpage as following:

  • New contexts – contexts or environments for internationalization which have not previously been explored in detail
  • New modes – new or alternative methodologies or frames of reference for exploring, understanding and/or researching internationalization
  • New topics – aspects of internationalization and/or international activities which have not previously been explored or have limited exposure in the current discourse.

As the title suggests, the book will also give primacy to next generation perspectives from emerging researchers and analysts. The call for proposals and key timelines are now available online at www.nextgenizn.org. This website also contains background information about the rationales for the book and its structure, as well as bios for the editors.

Proposals are due 30 September 2016. Check the website for the remaining of the timeline.

Call for proposals: Special issues at Higher Education Quarterly

coverHigher Education Quarterly has issued a call for special issues. HEQ is published by Wiley-Blackwell for SRHE – the Society for Research into Higher Education. View the journal here

Call for special issues

Higher Education Quarterly (HEQ) welcomes proposals for special issues addressing topics of relevance to the journal. HEQ publishes international papers concerned with ideas around policy and strategic management in higher education.It is an international refereed journal aimed at those interested in higher education policy and practice.

Papers that have empirical research content are particularly welcome. The journal is receptive to critical, phenomenological, and positivistic studies, as well as those using hermeneutic, semiotic, ethnographic or dialectical research, and more traditional studies based on quantitative surveys, statistical models and in-depth interviews and focus groups. Evaluations of the impact of policy at institutional, national or international level, backed up by research evidence, are also welcome. Papers should address a broad readership, drawing on international examples, reporting comparative research, or contextualizing from an international perspective the developments in one country. Potential authors should also note that HEQ is not a journal that publishes papers about accounts of teaching and learning practice.

Call for contributors: Theory and method in higher education research

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Do you feel you have a contribution to make for how theory and methods are used in higher education research?

The editors of the book series “Theory and Method in Higher Education Research”, Prof. Jeroen Huisman (Ghent University, Belgium) and Prof Malcolm Tight (Lancaster University, UK), are now seeking a few additional contributions to complete the 2016 volume.

The first two volumes of this series were published by Emerald in 2013 and 2014 as part of the series International Perspectives on Higher Education Research. Their success persuaded the publishers to start a separate series, Theory and Method in Higher Education Research, publishing one volume a year. The first volume of this series is now with the publishers and will come out later in 2015. The second volume is in the process of being put together for publication in 2016.

Expressions of interest in contributing a chapter should be emailed to both editors.

Deadline for abstracts, 30th of November.

Read more information here

New SRHE journal “Policy Reviews in Higher Education” – call for papers!

RPRHSRHE has launched a new journal on higher education, published on Routledge, titled “Policy Reviews in Higher Education”.

The journal is set to be published two times a year, with a broad scope of policy related issues in higher education

The scope of the new journal is described in the announcement as: The journal aims to open up a space for publishing in-depth accounts of significant areas of policy development affecting higher education internationally. Authors from a range of disciplinary backgrounds are encouraged to analyse higher education from fresh perspectives, including drawing on concepts and theories from other academic fields. Policy here is conceived as relevant to all areas of higher education activity, including transnational education, university governance and leadership, quality assurance and enhancement, academic work, curriculum development and student learning, occurring at the local, regional, national and international levels. Comparative analyses across higher education systems are particularly encouraged. (…) The journal is interested in receiving submissions across a wide range of topics. These may be relevant to higher education at the international, national, institutional, departmental and local levels.

Call for contributions: IAU essay competition on internationalization!

IAUInternational Association of Universities (IAU) and the publisher Palgrave Macmillan Ltd have announced the IAU – Palgrave Prize in Higher Education Policy Research 2014-15.

The prize will be awarded to the winner of the essay competition. The theme for the essay competition is: Internationalization of Higher Education: Moving beyond mobility. The winning essay will be awarded a prize valued at £2,000.

The theme is also linked to the theme of the IAU 2015 International Conference. The conference takes place 28 – 30 October 2015 at the University of Siena (Siena, Italy).

Criteria – participant must be a scholar from a IAU member organisation (including both 590 universities across the world and a number of higher education associations). The submissions must be reasearch-based and analytically oriented, descriptive papers will not be retained. The essay should not be more than 7500 words, and needs to be submitted in English or French.

Deadline for submission: 15 June 2015. Read more here.