Save the dates: events for higher education researchers in 2019

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The post has been last updated on July 9, 2019.

It’s beginning to look a lot like… the conference application season!

One of ECHER’s aims is to provide relevant information about higher education research events to early-career scholars. With this in mind, we have put together a list of more than 50 events of note for higher education researchers, mostly made of conferences, summer schools and workshops.

To make the list easier to navigate, we organized the events into several categories. We focused on the events relevant for higher education researchers, although many of the events below are also gathering decision makers.

As we are now at the very end of the year, the deadlines for some of the events are very soon. These we placed at the top of the category.

We tried to make the list as comprehensive and up to date as possible. However, we have likely missed some events, especially if they take place outside Europe and North America. If you would like to suggest an event, do send us an email at [email protected] or post a comment in the section below. Also, do double-check the deadlines and other details on the event or organiser’s website, for these may have been changed or we may have made a mistake. Your feedback would help us make the 2020 list even better!

Conferences for higher education researchers

41st Annual EAIR 2019 Forum
When: August 25-28, 2019
Where: Leiden, the Netherlands
Organised by the European Higher Education Society (EAIR)
Deadline: February 18, 2019


32nd Annual CHER Conference
When: August 28-30, 2019
Where: Kassel, Germany
Organised by the Consortium of Higher Education Researchers (CHER)
Deadline: February 28, 2019


The Bologna Process beyond 2020. Future Challenges for the European Higher Education Area
When: June 24-25, 2019
Where: Bologna, Italy
Organised by the University of Bologna, in cooperation with Magna Charta Observatory and the European University Association
Conference marking the 20th Anniversary of the Bologna Declaration. No registration fee.
Deadline: March 15, 2019


CGHE Annual Conference 2019
When: April 3, 2019
Where: London, UK
Organised by the Centre for Global Higher Education (CGHE)
The conference is free and open to all. Registration will open in January 2019.


16th International Conference on Higher Education Reform (2019 HER)
When: September 11-13, 2019
Where: Mexico City, Mexico
Organised by the International conferences on Higher Education Reform (HER) and Centre for Research and Advanced Research in Mexico City
Deadline: June 15, 2019


The Higher Education Conference: Exploring the research-teaching-praxis nexus
When: October 28-29, 2019
Where: Amsterdam, the Netherlands
Organised by Higher Education, Research & Innovation research group of Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences.
Discounted registration fee for Bachelor and Masters students
Deadline: June 14, 2019


Cultivating Transformative Theories and Practices in Higher Education and Student Affairs
When: November 8-9, 2019
Where: West Chester University, Pennsylvania, USA
Organised as West Chester Critical Theories of Education Conference in connection to its M.S. in Higher Education Policy and Student Affairs inspired by critical action research and critical university studies. Accepts papers and workshops.
Deadline: September 9, 2019


44th Annual ASHE Conference
When: November 13-14, 2019 (pre-conference); November 14-16, 2019 (conference)
Where: Portland, Oregon, US
Organised by the Association for the Study of Higher Education (ASHE)
Deadline: April 18, 2019


SRHE Annual Research Conference (see the 2018 edition)
When: expected in December 2019 (tbc)
Where: Coldra Court, Celtic Manor, Newport, Wales, UK
Organised by the Society for Research in Higher Education (SRHE)
Deadline: usually in May


SRHE Newer & Early Career Researchers Conference (see the 2018 edition)
When: expected in December 2019, before the SRHE Annual Research Conference (tbc)
Where: Coldra Court, Celtic Manor, Newport, Wales, UK
Organised by the Society for Research in Higher Education (SRHE)
Deadline: usually in May


International Russian Higher Education Conference (RHEC)
When: October 23-25, 2019
Where: Moscow, Russia
Organised by the Russian Education Research Association (RERA). Note that the conference also has a special track for early-career scholars.
Deadline: May 20, 2019


Second Annual Conference: Capitalism, Social Science and the Platform University
When: November 28-29, 2019
Where: Lancaster, UK
Organised by by the Culture, Politics and Global Justice cluster at the University of Cambridge and the Centre for Higher Education Research and Evaluation at Lancaster University.
Deadline: July 31, 2019

Established conferences with tracks on higher education

35th EGOS Colloquium
When: July 4-6, 2019
Where: Edinburgh, UK
Organised by the European Group for Organizational Studies (EGOS)
Check sub-theme 14: Missions of Present-Day Universities (convenors: Lars Engwall, Christine Musselin, Francisco O. Ramirez)
Deadline: January 14, 2019


17th International Conference on Scientometrics & Informetrics
When: September 2-5, 2019
Where: Rome, Italy
Organised by the International Society for Informetrics and Scientometrics
An important event in scientometrics. This year the conference will have a Special STI Indicators Conference Track on Challenges to the assessment of STI.
Deadline: January 15, 2019


UACES 49th Annual Conference
When: September 1-4, 2019
Where: Lisbon, Portugal
Organised by the Academic Association for Contemporary European Studies (UACES)
Deadline: January 20, 2019


International Conference on Public Policy (ICPP4)
When: June 26-28, 2019
Where: Montreal, Canada
Organised by the International Public Policy Association (IPPA)
The conference has panels on higher education (T02, P01 for example)
Deadline: January 30, 2019


World Education Research Association 2019 Focal Meeting (WERA 2019)
When: August 5-8, 2019
Where: Tokyo, Japan
Organised by the World Educational Research Association (WERA)
Deadline: January 31, 2019


International Standing Conference on History of Education (ISCHE 41)
When: July 16-20, 2019
Where: Porto, Portugal
Organised by the International Standing Conference for the History of Education
The conference is relevant for the historians of education.
Deadline: February 8, 2019 (extended)


The European Conference on Educational Research (ECER)
When: September 3-6, 2019
Where: Hamburg, Germany
Organised by the European Educational Research Association (EERA)
The largest gathering of researchers of all aspects of education across Europe. It gather a number of relevant networks related to higher education.
Deadline: January 31, 2019


ECER Emerging Researchers’ Conference
When: September 2-3, 2019
Where: Hamburg, Germany
Organised by the European Educational Research Association (EERA)
The largest gathering of researchers of all aspects of education across Europe. It gather a number of relevant networks related to higher education.
Deadline: January 31, 2019


BERA Annual Conference 2019
When: September 10-12, 2019
Where: Manchester, UK
Organised by the British Educational Research Association (BERA)
BERA has a special interest group for higher education and another one for early-career researchers. A number of bursaries are available.
Deadline: January 31, 2019


(Post) Academic Careers: PhD graduates and Employability in and outside Academia
When: March 29, 2019
Where: Amsterdam, the Netherlands
Organised by EERA NW 22: Research in Higher Education
Deadline: February 1, 2019


14th ESA Conference
When: August 20-23, 2019
Where: Manchester, UK
Organised by the European Sociological Association (ESA)
A biannual conference gathering research networks which can be relevant for higher education researchers.
Deadline: February 15, 2019 (extended)


The 25th Nordic Academy of Management Conference
When: August 22-24, 2019
Where: Vaasa, Finland
Organised by the Nordic Academy of Management
Track 3 is dedicated to higher education.
Deadline: February 15, 2019


ECPR General Conference
When: September 4-7, 2019
Where: Wrocław, Poland
Organised by the European Consortium for Political Research (ECPR)
Sections on higher education (S03, S32); grants covering some costs of attendance available.
ECPR Graduate Student Conference taking place biannually.
Deadline: February 23, 2019


2019 EFMD Annual Conference
When: June 5-7, 2019
Where: Carcavelos (Lisbon), Portugal
Organised by the EFMD – The Management Development Network
Deadline: tba

Summer schools & workshops

International Summer School on Higher Education Research
When: May 31 – June 6, 2019
Where: St. Petersburg, Russia
Organised by the HSE Institute of Education (and convened by, among others, Simon Marginson, Isak Froumin and Pedro Teixeira)
Deadline: March 18, 2019


“How to Get your Paper Published in an International Journal”
When: June 12-13, 2019
Where:  Zagreb, Croatia
Organised by the Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies (ASEEES). Open for junior scholars from institutions “between Germany to the West and Russia to the East”, precedes the ASEEES convention, stipends up to $500 available towards travel and accommodation.
Deadline: March 1, 2019


10th History of Education Doctoral Summer School
When: June 16-19, 2019
Where: Liverpool, UK
Organised by the EERA Network 17, “Histories of Education”
Limited to 26 students, travel bursaries are available to students from low-GDP countries.
Deadline: December 31, 2018


2019 WES-CIHE Summer Institute
When: June 19-21, 2019
Where: Boston, MA, USA
Organised by the Center for International Higher Education at Boston College (CIHE) and World Educational Services. 15 graduate students will receive a fee waiver and complimentary accommodation on campus.
Deadline: March 15, 2019


Summer Institute in Computational Social Science
When: June 16-29, 2019
Where: Istanbul, Turkey
Organised by Princeton University
Deadline: February 19, 2019


EGOS Pre-Colloquium PhD Workshop
When: July 1-2, 2019
Where: Edinburgh, UK
Organised by the European Group for Organizational Studies (EGOS)
Deadline: January 14, 2019


Summer School in European Education Studies (SUSEES)
When: July 1-5, 2019
Where: Naples, Italy
Organised by IRPPS -National Research Council Italy, University of Strasbourg, École normale supérieure de Lyon and EERA Network 28 – Sociologies of Education
Deadline: April 30, 2019


JURE 2019 (23rd pre-conference of the Junior Resarchers of EARLI)
When: August 10-11, 2019
Where: Aachen, Germany
Organised by the European Association for Research on Learning and Instruction (EARLI)
Deadline: The 2nd call will close on April 4, 2019
Jure also offers a mentoring grant (deadline: February 23, 2019)


The 6th Summer School on Higher Education 2019 – Methods and approaches in higher education research
When: August 12-13, 2019
Where: University of Jyväskylä, Finland
Organised by FIER and CHERIF. The summer school is free of charge.
Deadline: May 1st, 2019


ESA PhD Summer School
When: August 17-19, 2019
Where: Manchester, UK
Organised by the European Sociological Association
24-26 PhD students, 5 to 6 teachers; immediately before main 2019 ESA conference
Deadline: February 15, 2019 (extended)


Nordic Academy of Management PhD Workshop
When: August 20-21, 2019 (before the main conference)
Where: Vaasa, Finland
Organised by the Nordic Academy of Management
Deadline: March 1, 2019


16th SCANCOR PhD Workshop on Institutional Analysis (see the 2018 edition)
When: usually in early September
Where: somewhere in Europe
Organised by the Scandinavian Consortium for Organizational Research
Travel grants available.
Deadline: usually end of April


ECPR Summer School in Methods and Techniques
When: July 26 – August 9
Where: Budapest, Hungary
Organised by the European Consortium for Political Research (ECPR)
Travel grants available.
Deadline: May 29, 2019


Oslo Summer School in Comparative Social Science Studies 2019
When: July 22-26 & July 29 – August 2 2019
Where: Oslo, Norway
Organised by the University of Oslo, Faculty of Social Sciences
Details would be published in December; 25 participants
Deadline: tba


ECHER Academic Writing Clinic
When: August, 27 (the day before the start of the CHER conference, in the afternoon)
Where: Kassel, Germany
Organised by the Early Career Higher Education Researchers (ECHER)
Deadline: May 15

Other potentially relevant events

Postgraduate Lives—Challenges and Opportunities in Postgraduate Support and Education
When: May 9, 2019
Where: Dublin, Ireland
Organised by Trinity College Dublin, Trinity’s Postgraduate Advisory Service and CAVE (Cultures, Academic Values in Education) research centre. Travel funding for PhD students available.
Deadline: March 15th, 2019 (5pm)


XVII World Congress of Comparative Education Societies
When: May 20-24, 2019
Where: Cancun, Mexico
Organised by the World Council of Comparative Education Societies
Deadline: December 31, 2018


EU-SPRI 2019
When: June 5-7, 2019
Where: Rome, Italy
Organised by the European Forum for Studies of Policies for Research and Innovation
Deadline: tba


Developing, Assessing and Validating Social Competences in Higher Education (DASCHE) Conference
When: June 13, 2019
Where: Bremen, Germany
Organised by DASCHE Erasmus+ project: Universitaet Bremen (Germany), Akademiskas Informacijas Centrs (Latvia), Centrum Pro Studium Vysokeho Skolstvi, V.V.I. (Czech Republic), University Of Durham (United Kingdom), Universiteit Twente (Netherlands), SGH Warsaw School of Economic (Poland)Presentations of good practices of teaching social competence in higher education, travel bursaries available, no registration fee.
Deadline: March 8, 2019


STLHE Annual Conference
When: June 11-14, 2019
Where: Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Organised by the Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education
Deadline: January 10, 2019


2019 University-Industry Interaction Conference
When: June 18-20, 2019
Where: Helsinki, Finland
Organised by the University Industry Innovation Network (UIIN)
Deadline: December 21, 2018


GEA Conference 2019
When: June 25-27, 2019 (pre-conference: June 24th, 2019)
Where: Portsmouth, UK
Organised by the Gender and Education Association
Deadline: January 4, 2019


International European First Year Experience Conference
When: June 17-19, 2019
Where: Cork, Ireland
Organised by the EFYE Network
Deadline: January 23, 2019


2019 Shaping Sustainable Futures for Internationalization in Higher Education
When: June 24-25, 2019
Where: Toronto, Canada
Organised by the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE), University of Toronto
Deadline: January 25, 2019


EDEN 28th Annual Conference
When: June 16-19, 2019
Where: Bruges, Belgium
Organised by the European Distance and E-Learning Network (EDEN)
Deadline: February 4, 2019


5th International Conference on Computational Social Science
When: July 17-20, 2019
Where: Amsterdam, the Netherlands
Suitable for quantitative scholars. There is a special track on computational science studies (sociology of science).
Deadline: February 5, 2019


HERDSA Annual Conference, 2019
When: July 2-5, 2019
Where: Auckland, New Zealand
Organised by the Higher Education Research and Development Society of Australasia
Travel grants available.
Deadline: February 14, 2019


Philosophy and Theory of Higher Education Conference (PHEC)
When: September 18-20, 2019
Where: Leuven, Belgium
Organised by the Philosophy and Theory of Higher Education Society (PATHES)
Deadline: March 1, 2019


Overcoming the innovation divide in Europe: policy learning and innovation in the new member states (pdf)
When: September 24th, 2019
Where: Prague, Czech Republic
Organised by NIECE Center, European Studies department of Charles University.
Funding to cover travel and accommodation of accepted participants.
Deadline: May 15th, 2019


Australian Association for Research in Education Conference 2019
When: December 1-5, 2019
Where: Brisbane, Australia
Organised by the Australian Association for Research in Education (AARE)
Deadline: tba


14th Interpretive Policy Analysis Conference
When: February 28-March 3, 2019
Where: Ahmedabad, India
Organised by the Interpretive Policy Analysis network
Deadline: tba

Biennial events & closed calls

15th Workshop on New Institutionalism in Organisation Theory
When: March 14-16, 2019
Where: Uppsala, Sweden
Organised by the New Institutionalism Network & Uppsala University


2019 AERA Annual Meeting
When: April 5-9, 2019
Where: Toronto, Canada
Organised by the American Educational Research Association (AERA)


ECPR Winter School in Methods and Techniques
When: usually end of February
Where: somewhere in Europe
Organised by the European Consortium for Political Research (ECPR)
Travel grants available.


CIES 2019
When: April 14-18, 2019
Where: San Francisco, USA
Organised by the Comparative and International Education Society (CIES)


18th Biennial EARLI Conference
When: August 12-16, 2019
Where: Aachen, Germany
Organised by the European Association for Research on Learning and Instruction (EARLI)
Deadline: October 31, 2018


31st Annual EAIE Conference and Exhibition
When: September 24–27, 2019
Where: Helsinki, Finland
Organised by the European Association for International Education (EAIE)


NAFSA Annual Conference & Expo
When: May 26-31, 2019
Where: Washington D.C., USA
Organised by the Association of International Educators (NAFSA)


Jahrestagung GfHf
When: March 20-22, 2019
Where: Magdeburg, Germany
Organised by Gesellschaft für Hochschulforschung (Gfhf)
The event is in German.


Congress of the Humanities and the Social Sciences 2019
When: June 2-4, 2019
Where: Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Organised by the Canadian Society for the Study of Higher Education (CSSHE)


ICED Conference
When: June15-19, 2020
Where: Zurich, Switzerland
Organised by the International Consortium for Educational Development (ICED)


The Networked Learning Conference 2020 (see the 2018 edition)
When: May 18-20, 2020
Where: Kolding, Denmark
The conference usually includes a doctoral consortium.
Organised by the Networked Learning Conference


9th LCSR International Workshop «Comparative Social Research»
When: April 9-12, 2019
Where: Moscow, Russia
Organised by HSE Institute of Education


4th International Higher Education Studies Conference (IHEC 2020)
When: likely October 2020
Where: Kayseri, Turkey
Organised by the Association for Higher Education Studies (AHES)

See also

A megalist of Conferences on Distance and open education

A list of liberal arts education and interdisciplinarity events


Daniel Kontowski studies liberal arts education in contemporary Europe as a PhD student at the University of Winchester (UK). He is a co-founder of the European Liberal Arts Initiative (ELAI). You can follow Daniel on Twitter.


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