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2nd Danube Conference for Higher Education Management

In search of excellence in higher education

November 22-23, 2018
Budapest, Hungary

In 2017 Ulm University organized the 1st Danube Conference for leaders, policy makers and researchers of higher education from the Danube countries. The Corvinus University of Budapest carries on this initiative by organizing the 2nd Danube Conference in cooperation with Ulm University and with the generous support of Péter Horváth Foundation.

Higher education systems and institutions have been under constant pressure of performance and efficiency since their considerable expansion in the 1990s. This pressure increased in the last decades as a result of the financial crisis, the spreading of international and national rankings and the growing competition for international students. 

The main focus of the conference is to identify and present good management and policy practices which could be interesting for other countries and institutions. The cultural proximity of the Danube countries could provide an opportunity for the successful adaptation of such good practices. 


News

Program update

The programme of the conference, the parallel sessions and the book of abstracts are updated because there were minor changes in the arrangement of paper presentations. Please, take a look at the updated programme. (22 Nov 2018)

Full programme is available

The full programme of the conference (including the parallel sessions) is published and available. The conference booklet and the book of abstracts can be also downloaded (16 Nov 2018)

Abstract submission deadline is extended

Because of an unexpected server maintenance, the conference website was unavailable between 20 Oct and 23 Oct. We apologize for the inconvenience. The deadline of abstract submission is extended until 26 October. (24 Oct 2018)

The preliminary programme is available

The preliminary programme of the conference is available. (20 Oct 2018)


Confirmed Speakers

 

Friedrich Faulhammer, President, Danube Rectors’ Conference


Carola Jungwirth, President, University of Passau, Germany


Arnold van Zyl, President, Duale Hochschule Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany


Bartłomiej Banaszak, Deputy Director at the Department of Science, Ministry of Science and Higher Education, Poland


Dominik Antonowicz, Head of Sociology of Science Unit, Nicolas Copernicus University, Poland


Toomas Haldma, Head of department, University of Tartu, Estonia

Lívia Pavlik, Chancellor, Corvinus University of Budapest

István Szabó, Vice President, National Research, Development and Innovation Office


Call for Papers

The call invites papers dedicated to the higher education sector in the Danube and Central and Eastern European region, but relevant contributions from other regions are also welcome, including comparative studies. The intended audience of the conference is practitioners. Therefore, we expect empirical papers and analysis of good practices. Theoretical and conceptual papers are also considered if they fit into the theme of the conference. Papers should be submitted in one of the following tracks: 

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


Important deadlines

1st  July 2018     

Conference Registration & Abstract submission starts

26th October 2018     

Submission of abstracts ends (extended deadline)

28th October 2018

Results of abstract reviews announced

15th November 2018

Registration deadline