ESF_Logo_web_(236x122px)Call for participants: ESF funded colloquium on HE
A colloquium with the title “Higher Education and Society: Implications and effects” will be held in Dublin from the 13th -14th of April 2013.
The colloquium includes invited speakers (Prof. Gaële Goastellec and Prof. Maria Slowey) as well as interactive discussions and common session. The focus area of the colloquium is examined through various thematic areas, such as: diversity and change of university systems: cultural, policy and economic challenges; HE as a field of research; academic ability and new forms of knowledge creation; and comparative and collaborative studies on Higher education.
Furthermore, the colloquium will focus on the following questions:
  • What is and/or should be HE’s role in nowadays’ society?
  • How is HE influencing the understandings of social issues by students, policy-makers and even HE researchers?
  • How to improve the distribution of research?
  • How can young researchers cope with the emergent standards in HE research and with the changes in the nature of knowledge itself?
The colloquium has space for 30 participants and while priority will be given to early career researchers for the EuroHESC programmes. Applications from early career researchers affiliated in other projects/organisations/networks targeting higher education are welcomed, amongst them priority will be given to the ones affiliated to ECHER (Early Career Higher Education Researchers’ Network). The organisers cover accomodation for two nights, whereas the participants need to cover their travel costs.
Application deadline 20.02.13.

More information can be found here: Call for Participation ESF Dublin colloquium.