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5th Central European Higher Education Cooperation (CEHEC) Conference

The CEU Campus
Thursday, April 11, 2019, 1:00 pm – Friday, April 12, 2019, 5:00 pm

Call for papers

 The call invites papers dedicated to the higher education sector in the CEE region, but relevant contributions from other regions are also welcome, including comparative studies. We expect conceptual, as well as empirical papers. Papers should be submitted in one of the following four main areas:

 1. management

2. funding and governance

3. teaching and learning

4. research and development

Confirmed keynote speakers:

Michael DobbinsProfessor, Goethe University of Frankfurt: 

Re-Exploring Higher Education Governance in Central and Eastern Europe: Re-Convergence after Divergence? 

Susan Harris-Hümmert, Post-doc Research Fellow, German University of Administrative Sciences Speyer, Germany: 

Quality Assurance in Higher Education: Where Do We Go from Here?

Marek Kwiek, Professor, Director of the Center for Public Policy Studies, University of Poznan, Poland:

The Deeply Divided Academic Profession, or Multi-Level Policy Implications of Social Stratification in Higher Education

Anna Smolentseva, Senior Researcher, Institute of Education, Higher School of Economics, Moscow, Russia:

The Transformation of Higher Education Systems in Post-Soviet Countries: a Comparative Analysis

Janne Tienari, Professor, Hanken School of Economics, Helsinki, Finland:

Privatizing and Merging: The making of Aalto University in Finland

Submission and publication

 The paper submission process is organized in two steps:

  1. Abstract submission (1-2 pages, 3-4000 characters). Deadline 10 March 2019.
  2. Full Paper submission (deadline after the conference, 1 June 2019)

Abstracts can be submitted by filling the abstract submission form on the conference website.

Full paper guidelines are also available on the conference’s website.

Selected papers will be published in a conference proceeding with an ISBN number.


Registration and conference fees

 Interested individuals may participate in all the events of the conference without submitting a paper for presentation. Online registration is possible on the conference website.


Registration fees are as follows:

100 EUR                     Early birds (registration before 20 March 2019)

150 EUR                     Regular registration

60 EUR                        Students’ fee (registration before 20 March 2019)


Fees include conference materials, dinner, buffet lunch and coffees, and should be paid through bank transfer (details will be available on the conference website once registration opens).