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National Research University Higher School of EconomicsIV International Conference on “University Traditions: a Resource or a Burden?”
IV International Conference on

University Traditions: a Resource or a Burden?

 

Dear colleagues,

We are pleased to announce that the 4th International Conference on “University Traditions: a Resource or a Burden?” organized by the Russian Association of Higher Education Researchers will be held in Moscow on September 26–28, 2013.

This conference is co-hosted by the New Economic School, the HSE Poletayev Institute for Theoretical and Historical Studies in the Humanities, and the International Commission for the History of Universities.

The conference agenda will involve a number of plenary sessions, round-table discussions, presentations, as well as a specialised symposium by the International Commission for the History of Universities under the theme:“University’ and Professors' Archives.” 

The Conference Programme Committee recommends the following topics for applications and panel discussions:

  • Academic profession and academic contracts in universities
  • The role of universities in regional development
  • Mergers and acquisitions in university practices
  • Universities and urban environment
  • Research on student’s educational pathways and achievements
  • The role of traditions in university development

Scholars are invited to submit proposals for presentations by following http://educonf.hse.ru/en/2013/. Online applications will be accepted by the Conference Organizing Committee until April 15, 2013.Applications should include the speaker’s name, place of work and position, contact information (address, telephone/fax and e-mail), the title of the proposed paper and a preferred session. A summary of up to 150 words, in Russian and English (attached as a pdf file), as well as an abstract of up to 500 words should be included as well.

The Programme Committee will consider special session applications from groups (for more details, please follow http://educonf.hse.ru/en/2013/Programme. A group of applicants is encouraged to suggest a special session topic if they wish to present their papers at a single session, specifying the title of this session. In this case, the Programme Committee should be notified by a letter sent to email: raher.conf@gmail.com. The letter should include the following information: title of the suggested session; names of presenting speakers and titles of their papers (a maximum of 3 or 4 papers that are already registered by individual speakers); and name of the suggested session chairperson and their contact information (telephone, email address etc.). The length of the session is 1.5 hours. The Programme Committee will consider submitted proposals and make decisions on the suggested sessions upon reviewing the papers, when finalising the conference programme.

The papers should present findings of original research or case studies carried out in accordance with the highest academic standards. Paper presentations are limited to 15-20 minutes.

The working languages of the Conference are Russian and English; simultaneous translation will be available during all plenary sessions and most parallel sessions.

Selection of applications.The Programme Committee will announce its decision by May 20, 2013, following peer review by independent experts.

Sincerely yours,

The Conference Organizing Committee.