Tag: call for participants

Call for participants: Workshop on Transnational Knowledge Relations and Researcher Mobility in the Gulf region

UAE_Dubai_Gulf_Research_Center_GRCInterested in researcher mobility, transnational knowledge cooperation and the Gulf region, or know someone who is?

GRCC (Gulf Research Center Cambridge)  is holding a funded workshop on “Transnational Knowledge Relations and Researcher Mobility for Building Knowledge-Based Societies and Economies in the Gulf”.

The workshop will take place 24-27 August 2015 at Cambridge University. The workshop is led by Dr. Jean Marc Rickli (King’s College London), Dr. Rasmus G. Bertelsen (University of Tromso) and Dr. Neema Noori (University of West Georgia).

This organisers highkight that the workshop will explore the intellectual relations and researcher mobility between the Gulf and the outside world with a specific focus on Gulf universities and other relevant actors such as think tanks, professional organizations, government organizations, and business communities.  They are also interested in knowledge networks that connect the Gulf to non-Western organizations, both public and private, in Asia and beyond.

This includes questions such as: 

Call for contributions: Power, Acceleration and Metrics in Academic Life

231767_7524For those of you interested in issues related to the use of quantification in academic life, this workshop in Prague in December 2015 might be of interest.


There is little doubt that science and knowledge production are presently undergoing dramatic and multi-layered transformations accompanied by new imperatives reflecting broader socio-economic and technological developments. The unprecedented proliferation of audit cultures preoccupied with digitally mediated measurement and quantification of scholarship and the consolidation of business-driven managerialism and governance modes are commonplace in the contemporary academy. Concurrently, the ever-increasing rate of institutional change, (the need for) intensification of scientific and scholarly production/communication and diverse academic processes seem to characterize the overall acceleration of academic life (i.e., in many disciplines the new maxim ‘patent and prosper’ (Schachman) supplements the traditional ‘publish or perish’). Quantification and metrics have emerged not only as navigating instruments paradoxically exacerbating the general dynamization of academic life but also as barely questioned proxies for scientific quality, career progression and job prospects, and as parameters redrawing what it means to be/work as a scholar nowadays (i.e., the shifting parameters and patterns of academic subjectivity). Metrification now seems to be an important interface between labour and surveillance within academic life, with manifold affective implications.

This workshop will inquire into the techniques of auditing and their attendant practices and effects and will also probe into scholars’ complicity in reproduction of such practices. It will consider processes of social acceleration within the academy and their implications for the management of everyday activity by those working within it. This will include:

SRHE pre-conference seminar at ECER about European higher education

srheECER 2014 will be held at University of Porto in coming September. As a pre-conference event, SRHE is holding a one day seminar themed “European higher education – exploring effective strategies for turbulent times”. The event takes place Monday 01 September 13.30-18.30.

The organizers state the aim of the seminar to:

  • bring together colleagues from various European countries to discuss how higher education can cope with turbulent times and how to move forward.
  • bring insights into and examples from various European countries on current developments in higher education.
  • provide a meeting point for emerging researchers to discuss current issues and network with established researchers in the field of higher education.

The event includes a keynote speech by Professor Rosemary Deem (Royal Holloway, University of London, UK) and four parallel sessions:

Call for Participants: Magna Charta conference

MagnaChartaMagna Charta Observatory together with Uppsala University is arranging a conference titled: “University Integrity – Society’s Benefit”. The conference takes place 18-19 September 2014 in Uppsala, Sweden.

Following keynotes are confirmed:

  • Hans Rosling, Professor at Karolinska Institutet
  • Teboho Moja, Clinical Professor of Higher Education at New York University
  • Sijbolt Noorda, President, Magna Charta Observatory Council

In addition, the conference includes workshops and panel debates on issues such as: Integrity in Changing University Landscapes; Ethics in Education and Research; Towards a Student Magna Charta; Protecting Threatened Scholars; and Magna Charta and University Integrity – Yesterday, Today and in the Future.

Note that the early bid registration deadline is on 3rd of June, and that students can participate for free!

More information can be found on the conference website. 

2014 EFMD Higher Education Research Conference in Stockholm

EFMDTheme for this years conference is Research on Higher Education Management, Management Education and Business Schools: “Developments & Discoveries”. The conference is hosted by Stockholm Business School, at Stockholm University in Sweden, at 15-16 May 2014.

The main target group for the conference is to facilitate research and dialogue on topics related to Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) and business schools by bringing together academics from management, higher education and other fields.

Three keynote speakers have been confirmed:

  • Rosemary DEEM, Vice Principal and Professor of Higher Education Management, Royal Holloway College, University of London
    “Developments and Discoveries in Research on Higher Education Management”
  • Santiago IÑIGUEZ DE ONZOÑO, Dean and Professor of Strategic Management, IE Business School
    “Bridging the Agora and the Academia: Relevance and Impact of Business School Research”
  • Ken STARKEY, Professor of Management and Organisational Learning, Nottingham Business School
    “In Search of a Narrative: Reflections on the Evolution of the Business School”

More information on conference website