CEHEC 2018CEHEC 2018

4th Central European Higher Education Cooperation (CEHEC) Conference

Higher Education in Central and Eastern Europe:

National, Regional and European Trajectories 

April 12-13, 2018
Budapest, Hungary

In 2014, CEHEC launched a new series of annual conferences co-hosted by the Center of International Higher Education Studies (CIHES) at the Corvinus University of Budapest and the Yehuda Elkana Center for Higher Education at Central European University (CEU), in collaboration with partners from the Czech Republic, Poland and Slovakia. Each conference in this series brings together researchers, policy makers, university leaders and other experts in higher education from Central and Eastern European (CEE) region and from other parts of the world. The main aim is to stimulate scholarly and professional dialogue on current trends and key issues in the region’s higher education, as well as promote enhanced collaboration and experience sharing in higher education and science policies. 

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 four main areas: 

1)    Management
2)    Funding and governance
3)    Teaching and learning
4)    Research and development


Current news

Keynote presentations have been uploaded 

You can find the presentations under the section of Keynote speakers.  

The final programme and the book of abstracts is updated

We have updated the final programme of the conference and the book of abstracts. There were minor changes in the parallel session.  

Final programme (including parallel sessions) is available

The final programme of the conference is available. The detailed timetable can be found in the conference flyer. An edited book of abstract is also available which contains the detailed programme as well as all the abstract proposals.  


Abstract submission is extended until 12 March 2018

We kindly inform you that the abstract submission for the CEHEC 2018 has been extended until 12th of March 2018. Extended abstracts can be submitted by clicking here.

We hope to see you in Budapest!


Confirmed Speakers 

Tatjana Koķe, Vice Rector for Studies, Riga Stradiņš University
Possibilities for Transformation in Baltic Higher Education Area: Case of Latvia



Thomas Estermann, Director for Governance, Funding and Public Policy Development
European University Association (EUA)

Key Trends in Efficiency and Effectiveness in Higher Education Institutions with a Specific Focus on Central and Eastern Europe

Pavel Zgaga, Professor of Philosophy of Education
Faculty of Education, University of Ljubljana
Reconsidering Higher Education Reforms in the Western Balkans

Michael NettlesSenior Vice President and the Edmund W. Gordon Chair
Education Testing Services (ETS), Policy Evaluation & Research Center 
Educational and Workforce Opportunities for Immigrants, Migrants and Refugees

Gábor Halász, Professor of Education 
Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest, Faculty of Education and Psychology
The impact of the European Qualifications Reform on Higher Education in Central and Eastern Europe

Liviu Matei, Provost and Pro-Rector
Central European University, Budapest
Diverging Paths: University Autonomy and Academic Freedom in the European Higher Education Area


Important deadlines

20th  December 2017       

Conference registration & Abstract submission starts

12th  March 2018

Submission of abstracts ends (extended deadline)

15st  March 2018

Results of abstract reviews announced (extended deadline)

26th  March 2018

Early bird registration ends

5th April 2017

Registration deadline


The website of the 1st CEHEC conference can be found here.

The website of the 2nd CEHEC conference can be found here.

The website of the 3rd CEHEC conference can be found here.