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24 September: The event Excellent Research in the UK: Do We Need the EU? takes place at the University of Cambridge, UK, organised by the UK HE International Unit. UK universities are world renowned for the research excellence, attracting talent from across Europe and beyond. What role does the European Union play in supporting groundbreaking research, discoveries and inventions, and how much do UK universities need EU funding and support to remain at the cutting edge? The Vice-Chancellor of the University of Cambridge, Professor Sir Leszek Borysiewicz, and local MEPs, academics and industry chiefs discuss the relationship between the EU and excellent research in the UK.
www.international.ac.uk

14-15 October: The OECD-Singapore Conference on Higher Education Futures explores forward-looking themes in the global higher education landscape. Plenary sessions and parallel discussions focus on mapping and meeting future demand for higher education, the rise of higher education in Asia, challenges to traditional modes of education and how higher education can stay relevant in the face of resource challenges.
oecdconference.sg

4 November: The Annual Harrell-Bond Lecture 2015 is titled We do not Want to Become Refugees: Human Mobility in the Age of Climate Change and takes place at Oxford University Museum of Natural History, Oxford, UK, organised by the Refugee Studies Centre of the Oxford Department of International Development, University of Oxford. The speaker is Professor Walter Kälin, Envoy of the Chairmanship of the Nansen Initiative and Professor of Constitutional and International Law, University of Bern. Professor Kälin is a Swiss international human rights lawyer, legal scholar, and advocate who served as a member of the UN Human Rights Committee until the end of 2014. From 2004 until 2010, he was the Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General on Internally Displaced Persons. His lecture will focus on ‘disaster displacement’, one of the big humanitarian challenges of our times and likely to increase significantly in the context of climate change. Building on the work of the Nansen Initiative on disaster-induced cross-border displacement, the lecture explores different tools available to address displacement and other forms of disaster-related human mobility. The event is free to attend and open to all but registration is required.
www.rsc.ox.ac.uk

By 18 November; 3-7 January: The 2016 International Education Conference #IECOrlando16 takes place in Orlando, Florida, USA, in January, sponsored by the Clute Institute. Nearly 30 topics from Accreditation to Tenure. Initial submissions deadline 18 November.
www.cluteinstitute.com

2-4 December: REMINDER - OEB, Online Educa Berlin 2015, takes place in the German capital on the theme Accelerating the Shift. The conference examines the challenge of modernity for education and training; how people, organisations, institutions and societies can use technology-enhanced education and training “to accelerate the shift to a new age of opportunity”. Broad subject areas include: Making it reality; Designing learning longevity; Broadening horizons – the vanguard of tech; New contexts – education technology in society; Employing multimedia – Video Educa; Workscapes – business Educa.
www.online-educa.com

EVENTS

Until 31 December : Luxembourg holds the rotating presidency of the Council of the European Union until 31 December. The Netherlands will take over the post on 1 January.
www.eu2015lu.eu

Now until 11 December: France’s Muséum National d’Histoire Naturelle has published Le Muséum et le Climat – COP21 Paris 2015, its special programme for COP21, the 21st Session of the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, that takes place in Paris from 30 November until 11 December (see separate entry). The programme lists the museum’s main research themes on the climate, and connected events including conferences, debates, exhibitions and films. In French.
web-engage.augure.com

By 1 September; 7-10 January: IICLLHAWAII2016, the IAFOR International Conference on Language Learning 2016, takes place in Honolulu, Hawai’i, USA, in January, organised by the International Academic Forum on the theme Convergence and Divergence. Held along with the IAFOR International Conference on Technology in the Classroom and the IAFOR International Conference on Education. Submissions deadline 1 September.
iafor.org

2-4 September: ITEC and IDEC – the International Teacher Education Conference and the International Distance Education Conference – take place in St Petersburg, Russia, in September, organised by Sakarya University, Istanbul University and Governors State University. Both conferences have numerous topics. Official languages are English, Turkish and Russian. Abstracts submission deadline 28 August.
www.ite-c.net
www.id-ec.net

3 September: The Final Event of the EUREQA project (“Empowering universities to fulfil their responsibilities for quality assurance”), which the European University Association has been coordinating since 2012, is hosted at the Royal Flemish Academy of Belgium for Science and the Arts, Brussels, Belgium. In the past three years the EUA and EU project partners have supported universities in Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, and Kosovo in developing their internal QA systems in ways adapted to different national and institutional contexts. As well as the launch of the project publication EUREQA Moments! Top tips for quality assurance the event presents lessons from the project and shares examples of good practice in developing internal QA.
www.eua.be

By 4 September; 11-12 September: The 2015 Fall Global Leadership and Management Conference takes place in Los Angeles Metro Area, California, USA, on 11-12 September, organised by the University of Riverside. This international refereed conference is dedicated to the advancement of the theory and practices in leadership and management, and promotes collaborative excellence between academicians and professionals from Management and Leadership disciplines. Final papers submission deadline 4 September.
www.uofriverside.com

5-8 September: The 6th EMBO Meeting takes place in Birmingham, UK, in September. The annual event is held in Europe to promote the life sciences and the exchange of scientific results, and encourages scientists to look beyond their own fields, engage with the international scientific community and explore interdisciplinary approaches to research in the life sciences – from studies of molecules and the cell, to investigation of larger, complex biological systems. Abstracts submissions deadline 10 June.
the-embo-meeting.org

6-9 September: The EUPRIO Conference 2015 takes place in Perugia, Italy, organised by the European Universities Public Relations and Information Officers Association on the theme Turn it Upside Down. With the world of higher education in flux with developments such as digitisation, globalisation and privatisation having a major impact on the sector, the conference considers what the university, the communications and marketing department, and the professional of the future will be like.
www.euprio.eu

7 September: The symposium Challenges of Research Targeting Children in Resource-poor Settings and the Uptake of Results is held during the 9th European Congress on Tropical Medicine and International Health in Basel, Switzerland. Participants will discuss ways to use research results to improve children’s health in developing countries.
europa.eu

7-8 September: The 2nd Responsible Management Education Research Conference takes place at the American University in Cairo, New Cairo, Egypt, on the theme Inclusive Businesses. The event covers various aspects of inclusive businesses, covering a broad spectrum of topics including poverty reduction, social entrepreneurship and social businesses, startups in the value chains of regional and multinational corporations, models for aggregating the production capacity of small producers, scaling up initiatives for inclusive businesses, impact investing and the role of strategic philanthropy and volunteerism in upgrading BoP players.
conf.aucegypt.edu

7-9 September: WSF, the 5th World Sustainability Forum, takes place in Basel, Switzerland, an international scientific conference of the journal Sustainability under the patronage of the University of Basel. Sessions cover: Policy and planning; Urbanisation and cities; Environmental sustainability; Lifestyle, consumption and mobility; Sustainability in economics, business and management; Posters: Sustainable science, technology and energy; Sustainable consumption, lifestyles, mobility and cities; Sustainability in economics, business and management.
sciforum.net

7-10 September: The international conference and exhibition Immersion 2015 takes place at the Sorbonne University in Paris, France, organised by the Immersive Education Initiative. It addresses the personal and cultural impact of immersive technologies such as virtual reality, augmented reality, holograms and holography, wearable computing, mechanical and neural brain interfaces, cybernetics, affective computing, neuro-gaming technologies, 3D printing, personal robotics, telepresence, virtual worlds, simulations, game-based learning and training systems and fully immersive environments such as caves and domes.
immersiveeducation.org

8-9 September: EEE 2015, the 2nd International Conference on E-Commerce, E-Business and E-Service, takes place in Singapore in September. The goal of the conference is to bring together the researchers from academia and industry as well as practitioners to share ideas, problems and solutions relating to the multifaceted aspects of E-Commerce, E-Business and E-Service. Conference proceedings will be published by DEStech Publications,USA. Paper submission deadline 30 June.
www.eee-conf.net

8-10 September: ISEP 2015-Fall, the 2015 International Symposium on Education and Psychology – Fall Session, takes place in Kyoto, Japan, in September. Nearly 60 topics, under the broad areas Child and family education; Education policy and administration; Education theory and practice; Others; Psychology. Abstract/paper submission deadline 10 June.
tw-knowledge.org

8-11 September: The Rheumatology and Aging Conference 2015 takes place in Cambridge, UK, in September, organised by Zing Conferences. The event focuses on the cells that control the immune system, their function in health, disease and aging, and the role of inflammation on musculoskeletal diseases of aging. Abstracts submission deadline for talks 8 July; for posters 8 August.
www.zingconferences.com

9 September: The Africa Forum 2015, the 15th International Economic Forum on Africa, takes place in Berlin, Germany, on the theme Africa Beyond 2015, organised by the OECD Development Centre and the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development, in collaboration with German Federal Foreign Office and in partnership with the African Union Commission. The forum is the annual gathering where OECD and African policy-makers, private sector representatives, academics and civil society leaders meet to debate the performance of African economies and the challenges ahead. This year it does so in light of the debates on Sustainable Development Goals and Financing for Development, the impact of the continent’s future demographic development on its economic transformation and the policy responses to climate change.
www.oecd.org

9-10 September: The Converged IT Summit takes place in San Francisco, USA, sponsored by BioTeam. It covers a broad range of topics that will frame the issues behind creating computational solutions for modern research methodologies. Topics include: Technologies currently in use; How organisations are using them to accelerate discovery; Efforts that have worked and those that have failed; Organisational challenges and policies for research computing; The art of converged infrastructure as a research tool. The summit is designed for professionals involved with strategic planning and implementation of IT to support science.
convergeditsummit.com/

9-11 September: The international conference The University and the City: An Agenda for the New Century takes place in Pavia, Italy, organised by the Conference of Italian Universities Rectors, CRUI, and the University of Pavia. The conference aims to analyse and debate the relations between the university and the city, and highlight how the continuous exchange and contact between the city and the university brings an array of advantages to the urban context of reference and to the population living these areas. Topics include innovation and development, the urban context and cultural heritage, and health and welfare.
www.universitacitta.it

By 10 September; 11-15 October: #IECVegas15, the 2015 International Education Conference in Las Vegas, takes place in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA, in October, organised by the Clute Institute. More than 25 topics, from Accreditation through Distance education and International education to Tenure. Initial submissions deadline 10 September.
www.cluteinstitute.com

By 10 September; 3-9 January: The FENS-Hertie Winter School 2015 on Neurobiology of Language and Communication takes place at the Universitätszentrum, Obergurgl, Austria in January, organised by the Federation of European Neuroscience Societies. Language is a higher cognitive function that is typically associated with human communication but the underlying neuronal systems, unravelled using eg fMRI, are also in place in other species. This school will provide students with the latest insights into the neurobiology of language and communication, emphasising similarities across species as well as pointing out which models are most suitable to address specific aspects. Co-chairs are: Peter Hagoort, Radboud University Nijmegen, and Julia Fischer, University of Goettingen. Stipends available. Applications deadline 10 September.
www.fens.org

10-11 September: The international symposium Next Step into the Future of Entrepreneurship Education takes place in Berlin, Germany, organised by Coneeect, international network of higher education institutions that offers training courses for academic entrepreneurship teachers to promote excellence in entrepreneurship education across Europe.
www.coneeect.eu

11-12 September: The 2015 Fall Global Leadership and Management Conference takes place in Los Angeles Metro Area, California, USA, on 11-12 September, organised by the University of Riverside. This international refereed conference is dedicated to the advancement of the theory and practices in leadership and management, and promotes collaborative excellence between academicians and professionals from Management and Leadership disciplines. Final papers submission deadline 4 September.
www.uofriverside.com

13-16 September: WSSF2015, the World Social Science Forum, takes place in Durban, South Africa, in September. This global event of the International Social Science Council brings together researchers and stakeholders in international social science cooperation to address current topical global issues and future priorities for international social science. The forum promotes innovative and cross-disciplinary work, cross-science collaborations in the natural and human sciences and engagement with donors and decision makers in the science community worldwide. Themes include Challenges and opportunities for overcoming global inequality; Drivers, catalysts and determinants of inequality in the global system; Ethics, social policy and inequality; History, trends and patterns of global inequality; Inequality, poverty and citizenship; Nature, dimensions, types and sites of inequality; Policies, experiences and experiments in combating inequality; Theorising and measuring inequality. Abstracts submission deadline 1 March.
www.hsrc.ac.za

14-15 September: An ‘Info Day’ on the European Commission’s Horizon 2020 Work Programme 2016-17 Secure, Clean and Efficient Energy takes place in Brussels, Belgium. The programme is presented on 14 September; in-depth sessions on various calls of the programme are held on the 15th.
ec.europa.eu

14-15 September: The ReMaT (Research Management Training) workshop for early-stage researchers in engineering and natural sciences takes place in Hamburg, Germany. The event aims to give participants an understanding of the different contexts in which research operates – from academic to industrial, fundamental to applied research; an awareness of the skills needed to manage international, multi-disciplinary research projects; knowledge of how to apply for research funding, from European sources and from private-sector funding bodies; a foundation in the specific skills needed to fund, manage, disseminate and commercially exploit scientific research as a researcher; opportunities for international networking. ReMaT is a project conceived, developed and funded by the European Union’s Framework 6 Programme.
remat.tutech.eu

15-18 September: The 27th Annual EAIE Conference takes place in Glasgow, Scotland, UK, organised by the European Association for International Education. Conference topics cover Mobility; Partnership and networks; Admissions and accreditation; EAIE – get involved; Leadership and strategy; Learning, teaching and curriculum; Student experience; Marketing and recruitment; European-funded programmes. Speakers include Baroness Helena Kennedy, QC, barrister, broadcaster, and member of the House of Lords; Donald Clark, e-learning entrepreneur and blogger; and Terry Waite, humanitarian.
www.eaie.org

16-18 September: SP2015, the third edition of the European Union’s Sustainable Places Event, takes place in Savona, Italy, in September. It aims to bring together scientists, researchers and engineers from research institutes and industry to tackle the challenge of ensuring long-term environmental sustainability of ever-growing, densifying urban areas in a resource-constrained world. Contributions should present recent results and innovative work on energy efficiency at building, district and city levels and introduce inputs of research and innovation EU-funded projects. The conference encourages networking and clustering among projects funded in the framework of the FP7/H2020 EeB PPP. Participants have the opportunity to assess innovative initiatives, access up-to-date information, discuss market trends and envision possible synergies. Contributions deadline 30 May.
sustainable-places.eu

16-23 September: NAP-2015, the 5th International Conference Nanomaterials: Applications and Properties 2015, takes place in Lviv, Ukraine, in September. Conference tracks are: Properties and characteristics of surfaces and interfaces; Nanostructured thin films; Functional nanostructured coatings; Plasma and ions for surface engineering - radiation effects; Measurement and analysis of nanoscale; Magnetic find particles and multilayers; Nanopolymers and nanocomposites – synthesis and applications; Carbon based nanoscale materials; Nanomaterials for energy applications; Nanomaterials applications in biotechnologies and medicine; Nanomaterials applications in electronics, spintronics and photonics. Submissions deadline 1 June.
nap.sumdu.edu.ua

17-18 September: The annual international conference and XXVII Anniversary of the Magna Charta Universitatum takes place in Bologna, Italy, organised by the Magna Charta Observatory on the theme Values Beyond 2015: The Global Challenge for Universities and their Students.
eventi.unibo.it

By 20 September; 25-27 December: MME2015, the 2nd Annual International Conference on Mechanics and Mechanical Engineering, takes place in Chengdu, China. Many topics. Full submissions deadline 20 September.
www.mme-2015.org

20-22 September: The Third 21st Century Academic Forum Conference at Harvard takes place at the Martin Conference Center at Harvard, Boston, Massachusetts, USA, in September, on the theme Facilitating, Fostering and Harnessing Innovation to Meet Key Challenges of the 21st Century. Broad conference themes, each with many topics, are: Teaching and learning in the 21st Century; Creativity, Innovation and Entrepreneurship; Socially responsible / impactful research. Final abstract submission deadline 24 July.
www.21caf.org

20-21 September: SMCE2015, the 2015 International Conference on Software, Multimedia and Communication Engineering, takes place in Hong Kong, China, in September. Numerous topics under general themes: Software processing; Multimedia processing; Communication systems; Artificial Intelligence and Application; Signal Processing; Other related topics. Paper submissions deadline 20 April.
www.smce2015.org

20-22 September: The AACSB Annual Accreditation Conference takes place in Chicago, Illinois, USA, organised by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. The event is designed to address important issues affecting business schools, such as technology, faculty models, research impact, globalisation, accountability and more, in the context of accreditation.
www.aacsb.edu

By 21 September; 13-15 November: IC21CE 2015, the International Conference on 21st Century Education, and ICLLT, the International Conference on Language Learning and Teaching, take place in Dubai, UAE, organised by the 21st Century Academic Forum and the hosts, the Higher Colleges of Technology. The theme of IC21CE is Learning by Doing: Preparing 21st Century Citizens for Work and Life; and of ICLLT Language Learning and Teaching Opportunities in the 21st Century. Abstracts submission deadline for both conferences 21 September.
www.21caf.org
www.21caf.org

21-23 September: SAICE 2015, the South Africa International Conference on Education, takes place in Pretoria, South Africa. It aims to offer a platform for academics and researchers from all over the world to deliberate, network and present a wide range of perspectives, scholarship and expertise and present a wide range of perspectives, scholarship, and expertise in the pursuit of excellence in education. 45 topics from Accounting education to Vocational education.
aa-rf.org

22 September: The Final Results conference of the European Commission’s LLLight in Europe: Lifelong Learning, Innovation, Growth and Human Capital Tracks in Europe takes place in Brussels, Belgium, where main findings from the project’s research efforts are illustrated and discussed. LLLight has: established the skill of complex problem solving (CPS) as a key driver to innovativeness and entrepreneurship; established how CPS can be measured in a practical and efficient way; developed training methods for developing CPS skills also for adults and late-career professionals; showed that the return to skills is on average 17% in Europe for every level of proficiency achieved; created a ranking of skills performance for 200 regions of Europe; demonstrated how skills performance can be fostered through strategic HR in companies; analysed the success factors for effective policy formation for lifelong learning public action.
ec.europa.eu

22 September: The LEMONOC (Learning Mobility with Non-industrialised Countries) Conference takes place in Brussels, Belgium, about quality improvement of North-South higher education learning mobility. The conference marks the end of the first project phase of and provides an outlook to future cooperational activities. LEMONOC is supported by the European Commission and aims at improving the quality of learning mobility with non-industrialised or economically developing countries within European higher education institutions.
lemonoc.eu

22-24 September: The 2015 HETL Minneapolis Conference takes place in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA, in September, organised by the Higher Education Teaching and Learning Association on the theme Learning Without Borders. Possible topics include: Global citizenship; Diversity and equity; Intercultural pedagogy; Internationalisation of the curriculum; Mobile learning technologies. Proposals deadline 27 October. See listing for 20-22 January for information about the HETL 2015 Utah Conference.
www.hetl.org

By 23 September; 5-6 December: ICPT-2015, the 1ST International Conference on Theory and Practice, takes place at the Education Development Centre, Adelaide, South Australia, organised by the Asia Pacific Institute of Advanced Research (APIAR). Many topics under the broad headings: Business; Social sciences; Education; Information and communication Technology. Full paper submission deadline 23 September.
apiar.org.au

24 September: The event Excellent Research in the UK: Do We Need the EU? takes place at the University of Cambridge, UK, organised by the UK HE International Unit. UK universities are world renowned for the research excellence, attracting talent from across Europe and beyond. What role does the European Union play in supporting groundbreaking research, discoveries and inventions, and how much do UK universities need EU funding and support to remain at the cutting edge? The Vice-Chancellor of the University of Cambridge, Professor Sir Leszek Borysiewicz, and local MEPs, academics and industry chiefs discuss the relationship between the EU and excellent research in the UK.
www.international.ac.uk

24-25 September: The Learning Health System in Europe Conference takes place in Brussels, Belgium, organised by TRANSFoRm, EuroRec and ECRIN. The conference will discuss the possibilities for an LHS for Europe integrating clinical research and better and safer patient care. Keynote speakers from the European Commission and the University of Michigan will be followed by guest speakers from Stanford University, Harvard Medical School, Data Mining International, CDISC, EuroRec, King's College London among others. Sessions are based around key aspects of the Learning Health System and bringing together EU and US experts and projects to contribute to a series of mini-symposia. The scientific programme covers: Sustainability and business development in the LHS; Knowledge management and data standards in the LHS; Data privacy and security in the LHS; Knowledge translation and decision support in the LHS; Facilitating clinical trials; Big Data and clinical and research data integration in the LHS.
www.eurorec.org

24-25 September: The Launch Event of FRINDOC (Framework for the Internationalisation of Doctoral Education) takes place in London, UK, hosted by Imperial College. The FRINDOC project is managed by a consortium of six partners, coordinated by the European University Association, and consisting of the University of Hong Kong, Stellenbosch University, Imperial College London, the University of Bergen and the University of Camerino. The event presents a framework with suggestions for a comprehensive approach to internationalising doctoral education and the evaluation tool and the statement of good practice developed in the FRINDOC project over the past three years. This framework attempts to advance internationalisation by looking at institutional development issues such as strategies, structures and institutional capacities.
www.eua.be/

25 September: The annual European Researchers’ Night – Exploring Science through Fun Learning takes place in about 300 cities in 24 European and neighbouring countries. The events are supported by the European Commission as part of the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions, an EU programme to boost European research careers.
ec.europa.eu

25-26 September: ICLEHI 2015, the 2nd International Conference on Language, Education, Humanities and Innovation, takes place in Bangkok, Thailand, in September, organised by the Interdisciplinary Circle of Science, Arts and Innovation. More than 80 conference topics on the four main themes. Deadline for abstracts 18 August.
icsai.org

25-27 September: Le Monde Festival takes place in opera houses and theatres in Paris, France, organised by the renowned eponymous French newspaper on the theme Changer Le Monde. Debates, performances, workshops. Scheduled speakers include economist Thomas Piketty, Paris mayor Anne Hidalgo, French minister of economy Emmanuel Macron. For francophones.
www.lemonde.fr

19-25 July: The European Entrepreneurship Colloquium takes place at UnternehmerTUM and Technical University of Munich, Germany, organised by the European Forum for Entrepreneurship Research. The intensive one-week residential programme is specifically designed for European professors and educators seeking to integrate effective, appropriate and interactive approaches, and practical skills in teaching entrepreneurship. Deadline for applications 30 April.
www.efer.eu

20-22 July: The 12th International Conference of Engaged Scholars and Practitioners takes place in Sydney, Australia, organised by Engagement Australia on the theme Changing Times: Changing Agendas. As the Australian higher education sector is undergoing great change around the fundamental question of the purpose of post-secondary education, the conference considers how to “better connect, better collaborate and better engage with the world around us” if the nation hopes to stay competitive.
www.engagementaustralia.org.au

By 21 July; 1-2 October: The 7th International Conference on Science in Society takes place in Chicago, Illinois, USA, in October, on the theme Educating Science. The focus is on how ‘science’ educates and is educated by the social world: How does the teaching of scientific methodologies help produce better students, citizens and community leaders? What are the feedback loops connecting science and the social worlds of teachers and learners? Issues for debate include: Values and politics of science; Social impacts and economics of science; Knowledge systems and pedagogies of science. Final proposal submission deadline 21 July.
science-society.com

22 July: The workshop Fear of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) as Grounds for Seeking Asylum takes place in Oxford, UK, in July, organised by Oxford Rights Workshops. This workshop introduces participants to the types of FGM, the laws against it in the UK and international law; countries from where you might expect to receive asylum seekers; the potential health risks that results from FGM; how the fear of FGM is grounds for claiming asylum, constitutes child abuse, and where the claimant is an adult FGM amounts to torture, inhumane and degrading treatment. The workshop is suitable for legal professionals, researchers, NGO staff, government personnel and practitioners. Registration deadline 1 June.
www.oxfordrightsworkshops.co.uk

22-25 July: The Global Biotechnology Congress 2015 takes place in Boston, Massachusetts, USA, organised by Eureka Conference in July, aiming to highlight the translational nature of modern biotechnological research with emphasis on basic and applied science. Among other areas the conference focuses on pharmaceutical biotechnology, vaccines, CNS, cancer, antibodies, protein engineering, plant and environmental biotechnology, transgenic plants and crops, bioremediation, microbial diversity, business development, strategic alliances, partnering trends, product opportunities, growth business models, strategies and licensing in biotechnology. Abstracts submission deadline 31 January.
biotechnology-conference.us

23-24 July: APCAR-2015, the 1st Asia Pacific Conference on Advanced Research, takes place at Flinders University, Adelaide, South Australia, in July, organised by APIAR, the Asia Pacific Institute of Advanced Research, on the theme Advanced Research for Global Development. The conference covers many topics in the areas of Business, Social sciences, Education and Information and communications technology. Paper submission deadline 30 March.
apiar.org.au

23-25 July: The symposium Public Engagement and the Politics of Evidence in an Age of Neoliberalism and Audit Culture takes place at the University of Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada. The event examines accelerating trends in higher education: neoliberalism, the politics of evidence and the audit culture; and in an age in which value is often equated with accountancy examines the place in the academy for public intellectualism, community engagement, indigenous epistemologies and how the the impact of scholarship is, and ought to be, justly assessed. Questions to be explored include: What counts as scholarship and why? How do we achieve accountability in an age of accountancy? How do we measure research impact? Impact for whom? Who and how do we determine whose evidence and what research is legitimate? What can be done? – How do we effect change to university practices?
www.politicsofevidence.ca

By 24 July; 20-22 September: The Third 21st Century Academic Forum Conference at Harvard takes place at the Martin Conference Center at Harvard, Boston, Massachusetts, USA, in September, on the theme Facilitating, Fostering and Harnessing Innovation to Meet Key Challenges of the 21st Century. Broad conference themes, each with many topics, are: Teaching and learning in the 21st Century; Creativity, Innovation and Entrepreneurship; Socially responsible / impactful research. Final abstract submission deadline 24 July.
www.21caf.org

By 24 July; 19 October – 4 December: The International Institute for Educational Planning (IIEP) is offering a new interactive, practice-oriented online course on Transparency, accountability and anti-corruption measures in education from 19 October to 4 December. The aim is to strengthen the skills of participants to assess corruption risks and to design ade4quate tools and strategies that address the lack of transparency and accountability in the education sector. Expected learning outcomes are that at the end of the course participants will be able to: define key concepts related to transparency, accountability and corruption issues; map major corruption risks in selected domains of educational management; understand the use of public expenditure tracking surveys (PETS), quantitative service delivery surveys (QSDS), report card surveys and audit methods to diagnose and assess corruption; formulate adequate policies and strategies for improving transparency and accountability in selected domains of educational management. The course is designed for planners and administrators from ministries of education in developing countries worldwide. The course is in English and upon successful completion participants will receive a UNESCO-IIEP certificate of participation. Applications deadline 24 July.
www.iiep.unesco.org

22-25 July: IABPAD, the International Academy of Business and Public Administration Disciplines, is organising conferences in Vancouver, Canada (22-25 July); Las Vegas, Nevada, USA (22-25 October); Orlando, Florida, USA (2-5 January); Dallas, Texas, USA (21-24 April); Istanbul, Turkey (28-31 July 2016). IABPAD was founded in early 2004, and aims to bring together worldwide researchers and professionals. To reach its goal, the IABPAD has constructed a publication outlet and academic conferences for global scholars. There are more than 20 topic areas including accounting, distance learning, international business, and office systems and business education.
www.iabpad.com

By 25 July; 13-17 October: ICEEPSY 2015, the 6th International Conference on Education and Educational Psychology, takes place in Istanbul, Turkey, in October, organised by Future Academy. Thematic sections are: Assessment and evaluation, teacher education, basic education, basic skills; Design learning & arts education; Adolescent growth and development & educational psychology; Leadership and collaborative policy, adult and continuing education, higher education, quality assurance / institutional effectiveness; Learning theories, effective teaching practices, second language teaching; Sport and exercise education; New approaches in psychology; Special education, education and technology, ICT, distance learning. Abstract submission deadline extended to 25 July.
www.futureacademy.org.uk

26-27 July: CCSS2015, the 2015 International Conference on Cloud Computing and Services Science takes place in Macau, China, in July. Many topics within broad areas of Cloud computing and engineering; Services science for cloud computing; Cloud computing platforms and applications; Cloud computing enabling technology; Other related topics. Submissions deadline 1 March.
www.ccss2015.org

27 July: The workshop Palestine Refugees and the Interpretation of Article 1D takes place in Oxford, UK, in July, organised by Oxford Rights Workshops. The workshop focuses on legal issues relating to Palestinians who seek asylum in the UK, and examines: The historical situation of Palestine refugees; International law of Palestine refugees and Article 1D’s interpretations; Litigating asylum claims in the UK and interpreting the ECJs El Kott decision and UNHCR interpretive notes under UK asylum law and practice. The course is suitable for legal professionals, researchers, postgraduate students and those with an interest in immigration law. Registration deadline 5 June.
www.oxfordrightsworkshops.co.uk

By 27 July; 12-14 October: ADVED’15, the International Conference on Advances in Education and Social Sciences, takes place in Istanbul, Turkey in October. This multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary international conference provides an opportunity to bring together professors, researchers and higher education students of different disciplines to discuss new issues and discover the most recent research in all fields of education, social sciences and humanities in a multicultural atmosphere. Conference topics include all areas of Education; communication, accounting, finance, economics, management, business, marketing, education, sociology, psychology, political science, law and all other areas of social sciences; also all areas of humanities including anthropology, archaeology, architecture, art, ethics, folklore studies, history, language studies, literature, methodological studies, music, philosophy, poetry, theatre. Abstract submissions deadline 27 July.
iated.org

By 30 July; 18-25 October: UNAOC, the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations, has launched the 3rd Entrepreneurs for Social Change and young people aged between 18 and 35 from the Euro-Mediterranean region are invited to apply. The programme, run in cooperation with Fondazione CRT, has four components: 1. An eight-day training session in Torino, Italy, in October for 20 young people to enhance the skills they need to develop a business idea with a social mission, and be a powerful motor of economic development and social inclusion; 2. A nine-month online mentoring period by experienced social entrepreneurs to advise and support the young people in implementing their business plan and to approach potential investors; 3. Participation in an online platform for exchanges with peers and potential partners within the UNAOC network; 4. An award of a maximum $25,000 for up to five of the most promising social entrepreneurs part of the alumni network after completion of the programme. There is no participation fee, and all participants will be provided with round-trip international tickets to Torino as well as accommodation, meals and visa support. Application deadline 30 July.
e4sc.org

By 30 July; 19-20 October: MARS 2015, the UNESCO – Merck Africa Research Summit, takes place in Geneva, Switzerland, in October, organised jointly by the pharmaceutical and chemical company Merck, UNESCO, Cambridge University and the University of Rome. The event aims to bring together researchers from across Africa to discuss the generation, sharing and dissemination of research data and to prepare for the road ahead in Africa’s development as an international hub for research excellence and scientific innovation. African researchers specialised in HIV and Ebola are encouraged to apply and submit abstracts about their latest research with regards to HIV and Ebola to be eligible for sponsorship to attend the summit and to win one of the Summit- MARS awards. Abstracts submission deadline 30 July.
www.mars2015summit.org/

By 30 July; 16-19 November: The 3rd International Symposium in the series on Creative Education is dedicated to Creative Schools and organised by the Council for Creative Education, Finland, and Steiner School, Tampere, and takes place in Tampere, Finland. The creativity of schools encompasses creative classrooms, school architecture, creativity in teaching, creative experiments and creative philosophy. Abstracts submission deadline 30 July.
www.ccefinland.org

By 31 July; 2-4 November: The African Economic Conference 2015 takes place in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo, in November, on the theme Addressing Poverty and Inequality in the Post 2015 Development Agenda. The conference provides an opportunity to assess the impact of current growth strategies on poverty, inequality and human development in Africa; discusses successes and lessons learned; and identifies remaining gaps, challenges and emerging issues. Paper submission deadline 31 July.
www.unteamworks.org

By 1 August; 10-12 November: ICEPL 2015-Fall, the 2015 International Conference on Education, Psychology and Learning – Fall Session, takes place in Nagoya, Japan, in November. Sixty-five topics in broad areas of Psychology; Child and family education; Education policy and administration; Education theory and practice; Learning; Others. Submissions deadline 1 August.
iainst.org

2-4 August: SLATE, the Asian Conference on Second Language Acquisition and Teacher Education, takes place in Hiroshima, Japan, in August, on the theme Language in the 21st Century. About 50 conference topics from Applied linguistics to Virtual classroom – final proposals deadline 10 July. The conference precedes the 70th Hiroshima Peace Memorial and Remembrance ceremony.
esdfocus.org

2-6 August 2015: ICCB-ECCB, the 27th International Congress for Conservation Biology and the 4th European Congress for Conservation Biology, take place in Montpellier, France, in August 2015, organised by the French Foundation for Research on Biodiversity and Agropolis International and hosted by the Society for Conservation Biology, on the theme Mission Biodiversity: Choosing New Paths for Conservation. The programme of the multidisciplinary meeting will emphasise science-policy and science-society dialogues using interactive sessions and symposia. Proposals for symposia, courses, workshops deadline 31 October.
www.iccb-eccb2015.org

2-6 August: The 2015 International Education Conference takes place in New York City, USA, organised by the Clute Institute. More than 25 topics, from Accreditation to Tenure. As well as the Education Conference the institute is hosting a business conference on the same days, same place. One registration fee allows attendance at both conferences.
www.cluteinstitute.com

By 3 August; 19-21 November: EQAF, the 10th European Quality Assurance Forum Taking Stock and Looking Forward, takes place in London, UK, in November, organised by the European University Association (EUA), the European Association for Quality Assurance in Higher Education (ENQA), the European Students Union (ESU) and the European Association of Institutions in Higher Education (EURASHE), and hosted by the Quality Assurance Agency and UCL Institute of Education. The Forum this year examines quality assurance in the European Higher Education Area from a variety of perspectives and explores ways in which concrete practices in institutions and agencies reflect European level policies. The organisers are calling for contributions for papers and workshops from QA practitioners in higher education institutions and quality assurance agencies, students and researchers in the field. Deadline for contributions is 3 August.
eua.be

3-5 August: The Oxonia International Conference: Research Enterprise, Innovation and Entrepreneurship, takes place at Said Business School, Oxford, UK, organised by Oxonia University Network and Oxford City Academy for Education and Development. The conference is aimed at people who are engaged in the knowledge economy, either through active involvement in research activities as an academic or student; or as an investor or provider of services such as incubator centres or enterprise hubs. Their disciplines include, but are not limited to, Engineering science; Medical and biological science; Computing and information technology; Business and finance, social sciences; Humanities and media.
conference.oxonianetwork.org.uk

3-6 August: ELS15, the International Conference on Education, Language and Society, takes place at the University of Redlands, California, USA, in August. ELS15 is a multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary international conference that provides a multinational platform to bring together professors, researchers, and students of higher education to discuss new trends and discover the most recent research in all fields of education, language, and society. Abstract submission deadline 10 June.
www.els15.org

By 4 August; 2-3 November: The 8th International Conference on e-Learning and Innovative Pedagogies takes place at the University of California, Santa Cruz, USA, in November, with special focus on The Future of Education: Advanced Computing, Ubiquitous Learning and the Knowledge Economy. Conference themes are: Pedagogies; Institutions; Technologies; Social transformations. Submissions deadline 4 August.
ubi-learn.com
ubi-learn.com

5-7 August: ISTEL 2015 – Summer, the 2015 International Symposium on Teaching, Education, and Learning - Summer Session takes place in Fukuoka, Japan, in August. More than 30 topics under the broad areas of teaching, education and learning – see 2nd link. Paper submissions deadline 15 May.
soci-science.org
soci-science.org

5-7 August: ICEPS 2015, the 2nd International Conference on Education, Psychology and Social Sciences, takes place in Taipei, Taiwan, in August. Many topics around the three themes; abstracts/papers submission 30 April.
iceps2015.conf.tw

7-8 August: The 2015 Summer Global Conference on Education takes place in Ontario, California, US, sponsored by the School of Education, University of Riverside, California. The GCE is an international refereed conference dedicated to the advancement of the theory and practices in education which aims to provide an opportunity for academicians and professionals from various educational fields with cross-disciplinary interests to bridge the knowledge gap, promote research esteem and the evolution of pedagogy. Numerous topics (see link). Related conference takes place 13-14 November 2015.
www.uofriverside.com

By 8 August; 8-11 September: The Rheumatology and Aging Conference 2015 takes place in Cambridge, UK, in September, organised by Zing Conferences. The event focuses on the cells that control the immune system, their function in health, disease and aging, and the role of inflammation on musculoskeletal diseases of aging. Abstracts submission deadline for talks 8 July; for posters 8 August.
www.zingconferences.com

10-11 August: The AACSB Latin American and Caribbean Annual Conference takes place in Lima, Peru, organised by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. The event will address a wide range of important challenges facing business schools in the region, including expectations for impact, fostering innovation and entrepreneurship, responsible management education and sustainability, changing business and faculty models, and the impact of technological advances.
www.aacsb.edu

10-12 August: The Oxford Symposium on Education Law and Human Rights takes place at Pembroke College, Oxford, UK, in August. The event covers the nature of human rights and liberties from national, regional, state constitutions and international UN conventions such as those on racial discrimination, children’s rights and elimination of all forms of discrimination against women. Other issues might include due process, Magna Carta, Blackstone’s Commentaries as historical antecedents to today’s education and human rights laws; US constitutional law; the European Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms. See second link for specific topic suggestions. Abstract submissions deadline 6 July.
www.oxford-education-law-symposium.com
www.oxford-education-law-symposium.com

15-16 August: MSMI2015, THE 2015 International Conference on Management Science and Management Innovation, takes place in August in Guilin, China. Nearly 40 topics relating to management science and management innovation. Full submissions deadline 15 April.
www.bmhr2015.org

18-20 August: The World Congress and Expo on Applied Microbiology takes place in Frankfurt, Germany, on the theme State-of-the-art Trends in Applied Microbial Industries, Biotech and Pharmaceuticals. Conference tracks are: Microbial characterisation – identifying novel strains; Art of manufacturing – vaccines, antibiotics and antimicrobials; Bench to bedside – microbiology of bacteria, viral and fungi; Million dollar science – microbes in food industries; Protein engineering and enzymology; High yield techniques – soil and agricultural microbiology; Bioremediation – methods of recycling and waste management; A world within – exploring marine ecology; Cost effective tools – systems biology and bioinformatics; Saving lives – modern diagnostic techniques; Addressing energy crisis – biofuels and petroleum microbiology.
microbiology.omicsgroup.com

17-20 August: WCSNE-2015, the World Congress on Special Needs Education, takes place at Temple University, Philadelphia, USA, in August, organised by Infonomics Society. Broad topic areas are: Accessible world; Art education; Assistive technologies; Business education; Course management; Curriculum, research and development; Educational foundations; Interaction and cultural models of disability; Learning/teaching methodologies and assessment; Global issues in education and research; Pedagogy; Research management; Ubiquitous learning; Research in progress; Other areas of education.
www.wcsne.org

By 27 September 2015; 27-29 October 2015: GCIRE2015, the International Conference on Green Computing, Intelligent and Renewable Energies, takes place in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, in October. More than 40 topics, from ‘Benefits of, and barriers to, adopting greener IT practices’ to ‘Using IT to reduce carbon emissions’. Submission deadline 27 September 2015.
sdiwc.net

28-30 September: The 30th European Students’ Convention takes place in Brussels, Belgium, organised by the European Students’ Union.
www.esu-online.org

30 September – 4 October: The 26e Festival du Film Britannique de Dinard / 26th Dinard British Film Festival takes place in Dinard, France.
(French)
(English)

30 September – 2 October: The 2015 Times Higher Education World Academic Summit takes place in Melbourne, Australia, in partnership with the University of Melbourne. It features the launch of the 2015-16 Times Higher Education World University Rankings.
www.cvent.com

By 30 September; 11-13 November: The GEO 2015 Short Video Competition for the GEO-XII Plenary and Ministerial Summit is announced by the Group on Earth Observations. The competition seeks videos of up to three minutes highlighting how GEO, and Earth observations in general, are helping address global and regional environmental and societal challenges. The winning videos will be shown during the GEO Ministerial Summit in Mexico City on 13 November – the Plenary takes place on 11-12 November. Deadline for video submissions 30 September.
www.oecd.org

By 30 September; 9-10 December: World-AR 2015, the World Academic and Research Congress 2015, takes place in Jakarta, Indonesia, in December, on the theme Towards Strengthening Economics and Halal Spectrums: Roles of Industry Players, Educators, Scholars and Researchers. Broad conference tracks are: Business, Halal Spectrums (Local and International Business and Halal Spectrums); Finance, Banking and Accounting; Social Sciences and Humanities; Education; Information Technology; Marketing and Management and Human Resources Management; Public Administration, Social Policy and Global Leadership; Doctoral Research Session. Abstracts submissions deadline 30 September.
rmc.kuis.edu.my

By 30 September; 21-24 April: IABPAD, the International Academy of Business and Public Administration Disciplines, is organising a conference in Dallas, Texas, USA. IABPAD was founded in early 2004, and aims to bring together worldwide researchers and professionals. To reach its goal, the IABPAD has constructed a publication outlet and academic conferences for global scholars. There are more than 20 topic areas including accounting, distance learning, international business, and office systems and business education. Submissions deadline 30 September. Another IABPAD conference is being held in Istanbul, Turkey (28-31 July 2016).
www.iabpad.com

1 October: MT180, the 2nd international final of Ma Thèse en 180 Secondes 2015 takes place at the Sorbonne University, Paris, France in October, organised by the CPU and the CNRS, France’s Conference of University Presidents and National Centre for Scientific Research. This is the French-language version of Three Minute Thesis, 3MT®, in which competitors have three minutes to explain their PhD research project to a general audience. It originated at the University of Queensland, Australia and was taken up in 2012 in Quebec by the Association Francophone pour le Savoir with the aim of extending it to all francophone countries. The winning entries for the 1st MT180 competition have just been released on video with English subtitles; the winner was Noémi Mermet who explains her work on “Involvement of 5-HT2A receptors in the role of PKCy interneurons under allodynia conditions” (see 2nd link) mt180.fr

By 1 October; 23-25 October: BICE 2015, the 4th Annual Belgrade International Conference on Education, takes places in Belgrade, Serbia on 23-25 October, organised by Tomorrow People Organization. The event is intended to be a forum, discussion and networking place for academics, researchers, professionals, administrators, educational leaders, policy makers, industry representatives, advanced students, and others interested in education. Many topics, from Adult education to Vocational education and training, via Gender and education, Multicultural issues in education and Research and development. Deadline for abstracts submission 1 October.
www.biceducation.org

By 1 October; 13-15 January: ICEP 2016, the 2016 Taiwan International Conference on Education and Psychology, takes place in Taipei, Taiwan, in January, organised by the Knowledge Association of Taiwan. The main objective of the event is to provide a platform for researchers, academicians, practitioners, as well as industrial professionals from all over the world to present their research results and development activities in Education and Psychology fields. Many topics under the broad headings: Child and family education; Education policy and administration; Education theory and practice; Others. Submissions deadline 1 October.
tw-knowledge.org

1-2 October: The 7th International Conference on Science in Society takes place in Chicago, Illinois, USA, in October, on the theme Educating Science. The focus is on how ‘science’ educates and is educated by the social world: How does the teaching of scientific methodologies help produce better students, citizens and community leaders? What are the feedback loops connecting science and the social worlds of teachers and learners? Issues for debate include: Values and politics of science; Social impacts and economics of science; Knowledge systems and pedagogies of science. Final proposal submission deadline 21 July.
science-society.com

5-7 October: The International Conferences on Renewable, Conventional Power and Green Energy take place in Atlanta, Georgia, USA in October; in London, UK, in November; and in Chennai, India, in December, organised by Green Energy and Power. Conference tracks are: Renewable energy; Ecosystem and health; Emissions and toxic criteria; Conventional power generation; Nuclear world.
www.greenenergyandpower.com

5-8 October: The conference Access to Higher Education, Meeting the Global Challenge takes place in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, organised by GAPS, the Global Access to Post-Secondary Education initiative, in association with Sunway University. The conference focuses on articulating access to post-secondary education as one of the key global trends shaping the 21st century. Key issues it addresses are: •Making access matter – who are the ‘marginalised’ in post-secondary education? How can we make their futures matter to those in power in Asia, the South Pacific and globally? •Combining excellence and equity – is access to post-secondary education defined in Euro and Western-centric ways? What do excellence and equity mean in Asia and the South Pacific? •Extending capacity affordably – how can both new and old systems be expanded without creating barriers to the participation of students at the margin? •Nurturing innovation in access – what are the new answers to the old questions, such as how to change university cultures? How to reach out to young people and communities? •Engaging business and civil society – what is the role of employers and NGOs in extending access to post-secondary education? What are they doing now? What is the unique contribution they can make?
www.gaps-education.org

6 October: The European Union Brokerage Event on Key Enabling Technologies in Horizon 2020 takes place in Strasbourg, France. The event targets upcoming calls for nanotechnologies and advanced materials; biotechnologies; advanced manufacturing and processing (including energy efficiency in buildings); factories of the future; and sustainable process industries. Participants have the opportunity to present their own project concepts and to meet representatives from companies/SMEs, universities and research organisations to exchange ideas and for future cooperation.
ec.europa.eu

7-11 October: The annual Fête de la Science takes place throughout France. The celebration of science, organised by the French ministry for education, higher education and research, brings together the public and researchers and scientists through events including conferences, exhibitions, films, demonstrations.
www.oecd.org

10-11 October: The AECHE Thematic Conference on The Networked University takes place in El Gouna, Egypt, as part of the Arab-Euro Higher Education Conferences process, a joint initiative of the European University Association and the Association of Arab Universities, and supported by the University of Barcelona. It is hosted by the Technical University of Berlin.
www.ub.edu

11-13 October: The AACSB Asia Pacific Annual Conference takes place in Xi’an, China, organised by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. It gathers distinguished speakers and management education leaders from across the diverse Asia Pacific region to consider how current challenges can be converted into business school innovations, share ideas and information about best practices, and develop international collaborative opportunities.
www.aacsb.edu

11-14 October: The Brain Conferences: The Neurobiology of Sleep and Circadian Rhythm takes place in Copenhagen, Denmark organised by the Federation of European Neuroscience Societies (FENS, the major neuroscience association in Europe) in partnership with The Brain Prize. Co-chaired by Russell Foster (University of Oxford, UK) and Joseph Takahashi (University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, USA), the focus of the conference is on the molecular, cellular and neural networks that underlie the generation and regulation of sleep and circadian rhythms; by what means these biological processes interact and influence normal brain function and behaviour; and how these systems influence the development and state of neurological and psychiatric disorders. Topics include: the neural mechanisms of sleep, arousal states and sleep homeostasis; the critical role of sleep for brain and body physiology including memory consolidation, immune responses and energy homeostasis; the molecular and cellular mechanisms of circadian rhythm generation; the regulation of sleep and circadian rhythms by light; the consequences of the 24/7 society on sleep and health; the brain mechanisms underlying sleep and circadian rhythm disruption in neurodegenerative and psychiatric illnesses.
www.fens.org

11-15 October: #IECVegas15, the 2015 International Education Conference in Las Vegas, takes place in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA, in October, organised by the Clute Institute. More than 25 topics, from Accreditation through Distance education and International education to Tenure. Initial submissions deadline 10 September.
www.cluteinstitute.com

12-14 October: The European Technology Platform 2015 Annual Event and General Assembly is co-organised and hosted by Trinity College Dublin, Ireland, with support of the ENATRANS Coordination and Support Action. The event aims at providing the European nanomedicine community with best practices and new services while defining the strategy for nanomedicine in the larger scope of enabling technologies for healthcare.
www.etp-nanomedicine.eu

12-14 October: ADVED’15, the International Conference on Advances in Education and Social Sciences, takes place in Istanbul, Turkey in October. This multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary international conference provides an opportunity to bring together professors, researchers and higher education students of different disciplines to discuss new issues and discover the most recent research in all fields of education, social sciences and humanities in a multicultural atmosphere. Conference topics include all areas of Education; communication, accounting, finance, economics, management, business, marketing, education, sociology, psychology, political science, law and all other areas of social sciences; also all areas of humanities including anthropology, archaeology, architecture, art, ethics, folklore studies, history, language studies, literature, methodological studies, music, philosophy, poetry, theatre. Abstract submissions deadline 27 July.
iated.org

13 October: The Center for Public Scholarship of the New School for Social Research is presenting The Problematic Future of Higher Education, the 7th in its Public Voices series, in New York, USA. Crippling student loan debt, quantifying the unquantifiable, inequality, MOOCs – what does the future hold for higher education?
www.newschool.edu

13-17 October: ICEEPSY 2015, the 6th International Conference on Education and Educational Psychology, takes place in Istanbul, Turkey, in October, organised by Future Academy. Thematic sections are: Assessment and evaluation, teacher education, basic education, basic skills; Design learning & arts education; Adolescent growth and development & educational psychology; Leadership and collaborative policy, adult and continuing education, higher education, quality assurance / institutional effectiveness; Learning theories, effective teaching practices, second language teaching; Sport and exercise education; New approaches in psychology; Special education, education and technology, ICT, distance learning.
www.futureacademy.org.uk

14-15 October: The OECD-Singapore Conference on Higher Education Futures explores forward-looking themes in the global higher education landscape. Plenary sessions and parallel discussions focus on mapping and meeting future demand for higher education, the rise of higher education in Asia, challenges to traditional modes of education and how higher education can stay relevant in the face of resource challenges.
oecdconference.sg

14-16 October: The 21st Annual Online Learning Consortium International Conference takes place in Lake Buena Vista, Florida, in October, sponsored by the Online Learning Consortium. Special interest areas include K-12 initiatives; Spanish language presentations recognising online teaching and learning leadership and innovation from Central and South America, and from Spanish speakers from around the world. Conference tracks cover Faculty and professional development and support; Historically black colleges and universities; Institutional strategies and innovations; Leadership, values and society; Learning effectiveness; Open, global, mobile; Student services and learner support; Technology and emerging learning environments. Submissions deadline 28 April.
olc.onlinelearningconsortium.org

14-16 October: The 26th ICDE World Conference takes place in Sun City, South Africa, hosted by Unisa, the University of South Africa, and organised by the International Council for Open and Distance Education on the theme Growing Capacities for Sustainable Distance E-Learning. Conference tracks are: ODeL policy, governance and sustainability; Changing contexts; Quality; Curriculum development, pedagogy and assessment; Student success, retention and support; Research and the scholarship of teaching and learning; Affordances and acceptance of established and emerging technologies; Professional development and learning/growing capacity.
www.unisa.ac.za

By 16 October; 23-24 October: The 2015 Fall Global Symposium on Human Capital Challenges for Knowledge Driven Organizations takes place in Los Angeles, USA, sponsored by the University of Riverside. Final papers deadline 16 October.
www.uofriverside.com

19-20 October: MARS 2015, the UNESCO – Merck Africa Research Summit, takes place in Geneva, Switzerland, in October, organised jointly by the pharmaceutical and chemical company Merck, UNESCO, Cambridge University and the University of Rome. The event aims to bring together researchers from across Africa to discuss the generation, sharing and dissemination of research data and to prepare for the road ahead in Africa’s development as an international hub for research excellence and scientific innovation. African researchers specialised in HIV and Ebola are encouraged to apply and submit abstracts about their latest research with regards to HIV and Ebola to be eligible for sponsorship to attend the summit and to win one of the Summit- MARS awards. Abstracts submission deadline 30 July.
www.mars2015summit.org/

19-21 October: WCE-2015, the World Congress on Education, takes place in Dublin, Ireland, in October. The international refereed conference is dedicated to the advancement of the theory and practices in education and promotes collaborative excellence between academicians and professionals from education. Numerous conference topics under the broad areas of Accessible world; Adult education; Art education; Business education; Course management; Curriculum, research and development; Educational foundations; Interaction and cultural models of disability; Learning/teaching methodologies and assessment; Global issues in education and research; Pedagogy; Research management; Ubiquitous learning; Research in progress. Remaining submission deadlines 10 June and 20 June.
www.worldconedu.org

19 October – 4 December: The International Institute for Educational Planning (IIEP) is offering a new interactive, practice-oriented online course on Transparency, accountability and anti-corruption measures in education from 19 October to 4 December. The aim is to strengthen the skills of participants to assess corruption risks and to design ade4quate tools and strategies that address the lack of transparency and accountability in the education sector. Expected learning outcomes are that at the end of the course participants will be able to: define key concepts related to transparency, accountability and corruption issues; map major corruption risks in selected domains of educational management; understand the use of public expenditure tracking surveys (PETS), quantitative service delivery surveys (QSDS), report card surveys and audit methods to diagnose and assess corruption; formulate adequate policies and strategies for improving transparency and accountability in selected domains of educational management. The course is designed for planners and administrators from ministries of education in developing countries worldwide. The course is in English and upon successful completion participants will receive a UNESCO-IIEP certificate of participation. Applications deadline 24 July.
www.iiep.unesco.org

21-25 October: ACE2015, the Asian Conference on Education 2015, and ACSET2015, the 3rd Asian Conference on Society, Education and Technology, take place at the Art Center of Kobe, Japan, organised by IAFOR, the International Academic Forum, on the theme Education, Power and Empowerment: Transcending Boundaries.
iafor.org
iafor.org

22-25 October: IABPAD, the International Academy of Business and Public Administration Disciplines, is organising conferences in Vancouver, Canada (22-25 July); Las Vegas, Nevada, USA (22-25 October); Orlando, Florida, USA (2-5 January); Dallas, Texas, USA (21-24 April); Istanbul, Turkey (28-31 July 2016). IABPAD was founded in early 2004, and aims to bring together worldwide researchers and professionals. To reach its goal, the IABPAD has constructed a publication outlet and academic conferences for global scholars. There are more than 20 topic areas including accounting, distance learning, international business, and office systems and business education.
www.iabpad.com

23-24 October: The 2015 Fall Global Symposium on Human Capital Challenges for Knowledge Driven Organizations takes place in Los Angeles, USA, sponsored by the University of Riverside. Final papers deadline 16 October.
www.uofriverside.com

23-25 October: BICE 2015, the 4th Annual Belgrade International Conference on Education, takes places in Belgrade, Serbia on 23-25 October, organised by Tomorrow People Organization. The event is intended to be a forum, discussion and networking place for academics, researchers, professionals, administrators, educational leaders, policy makers, industry representatives, advanced students, and others interested in education. Many topics, from Adult education to Vocational education and training, via Gender and education, Multicultural issues in education and Research and development. Deadline for abstracts submission 1 October.
www.biceducation.org

25-27 October: The AACSB Europe, Middle East and Africa Annual Conference takes place in Frankfurt, Germany, organised by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. It addresses a wide range of important challenges facing business schools in the EMEA region, including expectations for impact, fostering innovation and entrepreneurship, responsible management education and sustainability, changing business and faculty models, and the impact of technological advances.
www.aacsb.edu

25-27 October: IICE-2015, the Ireland International Conference on Education, takes place in Dublin, Ireland, in October. The IICE is an international refereed conference dedicated to the advancement of the theory and practices in education and promotes collaborative excellence between academicians and professionals from Education. Broad conference themes, covering about 60 topics, are: Art education; Adult education; Business education; Course management; Curriculum, research and development; Educational foundations; Learning/teaching methodologies and assessment; Global issues in education and research; Pedagogy; Research management; Ubiquitous learning; Research in progress; Other areas of education. Abstract submission deadline 1 June.
www.iicedu.org

27-29 October: The International Baccalaureate Higher Education Symposium is hosted by the IB and Erasmus University Rotterdam, The Netherlands. The annual symposium brings together university admissions staff and IB World Schools to network and share best practices in recognising IB students, showcase and promote their institutions and learn about latest research into the college readiness of IB students.
www.ibo.org

27-29 October: GCIRE2015, the International Conference on Green Computing, Intelligent and Renewable Energies, takes place in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, in October. More than 40 topics, from ‘Benefits of, and barriers to, adopting greener IT practices’ to ‘Using IT to reduce carbon emissions’. Submission deadline 27 September 2015.
sdiwc.net

28-30 October 2015: The International Association of Universities’ 2015 International Conference is hosted by and jointly organised by the University of Siena, Italy, on the theme Internationalisation of Higher Education: Moving Beyond Mobility.
www.iau-aiu.net

29 October: The European Commission’s Research and Innovation is holding an Info Day on The Human Resources Strategy and how to Comply with Article 32 of the H2020 Grant Agreement, in Brussels, Belgium. It addresses all beneficiaries and potential applicants of Horizon 2020 contracts/projects who need to comply with article 32 stipulating the obligation to take measures to implement the European Charter and Code for the benefit of all researchers and their institution.
www.cvent.com/

29-31 October: The 13th European Culture Conference takes place at the Faculty of European Studies of Babeş-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca, Romania, in October, co-organised by the university and the European Studies Institute of the University of Piura, Peru. Thematic sections are: Culture theory, cultural identity; Multiculturalism/ interculturality/ migrations/ encounters between cultures; Contemporary culture; European identity/ the idea of Europe; Europe: culture, economics and law; Communication; Education; The role of regionalisms in shaping the public regional agenda. Submissions deadline 31 March.
euro.ubbcluj.ro

1-3 November: The AACSB Associate Deans Conference takes place in Kansas City, Missouri, USA, organised by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. The programme covers a wide range of relevant topics including faculty leadership and management, leveraging technology, documenting impact, financial management, and managing across an expanding range of services and functions.
www.aacsb.edu

1-4 November: WCU-6, the 6th International Conference on World-Class Universities, takes place in Shanghai, China, in November, on the theme Matching Visibility and Performance: A Standing Challenge for World-Class Universities. The event marks the 10th anniversary of Shanghai Jiao Tong University’s initiation of the biennial conference, with intensification of the ‘world-class’ movement by the proliferation of international league tables. Exploring trends, issues and implications of developing academic excellence, WCU-6 intends to stimulate discussion on the following questions: How can institutional performance be defined and measured? How can universities be “globally visible and locally engaged”? How can visibility and performance be integrated and balanced in practice? Proposals submission deadline 30 June.
www.shanghairanking.com

2-3 November: The 8th International Conference on e-Learning and Innovative Pedagogies takes place at the University of California, Santa Cruz, USA, in November, with special focus on The Future of Education: Advanced Computing, Ubiquitous Learning and the Knowledge Economy. Conference themes are: Pedagogies; Institutions; Technologies; Social transformations. Submissions deadline 4 August.
ubi-learn.com
ubi-learn.com

2-4 November: The African Economic Conference 2015 takes place in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo, in November, on the theme Addressing Poverty and Inequality in the Post 2015 Development Agenda. The conference provides an opportunity to assess the impact of current growth strategies on poverty, inequality and human development in Africa; discusses successes and lessons learned; and identifies remaining gaps, challenges and emerging issues. Paper submission deadline 31 July.
www.unteamworks.org

2-4 November: BIN@PORTO 2015, the Business and Innovation Network Annual Event, takes place in Porto, Portugal, on the theme Responsible Research and Innovation: A Collective, Sustainable, Inclusive and System-wide Approach. BIN@ was founded by the Universities of Porto, Sheffield and São Paulo, and is an international network of academic and industrial partners engaged in and supporting the creation of a sustainable forum for sharing good practice and opportunities in innovation. The event offers open sessions, debates, action tanks dedicated to different themes; and a networking opportunity bringing together academia, science and technology parks, incubators, tech-based firms, investors and others.
paginas.fe.up.pt

3 November: The seminar Implementing the Dowling Review: Building Better Research Relationships between Industry and Academia takes place in London, UK, organised by the Westminster Higher Education Forum. Scheduled to follow the expected summer release of the government-commissioned Dowling Review: Linking Business needs with Research Capability, the guest of honour is Dame Ann Dowling, Deputy Vice-Chancellor, University of Cambridge; President of the Royal Academy of Engineering; and Non-executive board member, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills. The event gives an opportunity to consider the recommendations of the review and the challenges for fostering long-term relationships between R&D-intensive businesses and university-based researchers. Key areas for discussion include how to break down cultural barriers to collaboration between the private and university sectors as well as tackling challenges for long-term partnerships including grant-funding rules and concerns around data-sharing, IP and taxation issues.
www.westminsterforumprojects.co.uk

3-4 November: The French Académie de l’Air et de l’Espace is organising the international conference European Space Launchers - From Diamant to Ariane 6: Europe’s Competitive Answer to Independent Space Access in Paris, France, to mark the 50th anniversary of the Diamant launcher sending the 39 kilo Astérix satellite into orbit from its launch base in Hammaguir. The event examines the emerging competition in the USA, Russia, Japan and China as well as looking at exciting developments in Europe such as the concept of a flexible family of launchers with Ariane 6 and Vega C, the creation of Airbus Safran Launchers as general contractor and the evolving role of Arianespace. Sessions cover the historical background; the global environment and the market for launch services; Europe’s technical and organisational response to competition; future prospects for technical evolution.
www.academie-air-espace.com

3-5 November: HEOS 2015, the international conference Higher Education Open Space – Ensuring 20% Student Mobility Benchmark, takes place in Luxembourg, organised by the European University Foundation. The conference is organised under the Luxembourg Presidency of the Council of the European Union and addresses the importance of achieving 20% student mobility by 2020 while ensuring the quality of mobility. It is followed by a two-day ‘Open Space’ with plenary and working sessions, workshops and debates.
uni-foundation.eu/

4 November: The Annual Harrell-Bond Lecture 2015 is titled We do not Want to Become Refugees: Human Mobility in the Age of Climate Change and takes place at Oxford University Museum of Natural History, Oxford, UK, organised by the Refugee Studies Centre of the Oxford Department of International Development, University of Oxford. The speaker is Professor Walter Kälin, Envoy of the Chairmanship of the Nansen Initiative and Professor of Constitutional and International Law, University of Bern. Professor Kälin is a Swiss international human rights lawyer, legal scholar, and advocate who served as a member of the UN Human Rights Committee until the end of 2014. From 2004 until 2010, he was the Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General on Internally Displaced Persons. His lecture will focus on ‘disaster displacement’, one of the big humanitarian challenges of our times and likely to increase significantly in the context of climate change. Building on the work of the Nansen Initiative on disaster-induced cross-border displacement, the lecture explores different tools available to address displacement and other forms of disaster-related human mobility. The event is free to attend and open to all but registration is required.
www.rsc.ox.ac.uk

4-5 November: The symposium Dropping Out – What Neuroscience Can Teach Us takes place in Quebec City, Canada, organised by CEA, the Canadian Education Association. The symposium challenges traditional approaches to dropout prevention by introducing the potential contribution that neuroscience can have by answering the following questions: What promise does the application of neuroscience in education have for addressing persistent student dropout rates across Canada? Do educators need to adapt their approach to better address the needs of a segment of the population that drops out, in light of recent findings in neuroscience?
www.cea-ace.ca

By 6 November; 13-14 November: The 2015 Fall Global Conference on Education takes place in Costa Mesa, California, USA, sponsored by the School of Education, University of Riverside, California. The GCE is an international refereed conference dedicated to the advancement of the theory and practices in education which aims to provide an opportunity for academicians and professionals from various educational fields with cross-disciplinary interests to bridge the knowledge gap, promote research esteem and the evolution of pedagogy. Numerous topics (see link); papers submission deadline 6 November.
www.uofriverside.com

8-11 November: The conference Basic Epigenetic Mechanisms in Cancer takes place in Berlin, Germany, one of the European Association for Cancer Research Conference Series 2015. The conference covers some of the most recent advances and cutting edge research in the field of epigenetics and its relationship to cancer. Topics include: Epigenetic pathways; Epigenetics and senescence, aging and cancer; Epigenetics and genome stability; Epigenomics; Drugging the epigenome
eacr.org

9-11 November: The International Conference Crossing Biological Barriers – Advances in Nanocarrier Design for Targeted Drug Delivery takes place in Dresden, Germany, to address the latest developments in nanocarrier-based targeted drug delivery systems, specifically designed to overcome biological barriers. Abstracts submission deadline 29 May.
events.dechema.de

10-12 November: ICEPL 2015-Fall, the 2015 International Conference on Education, Psychology and Learning – Fall Session, takes place in Nagoya, Japan, in November. Sixty-five topics in broad areas of Psychology; Child and family education; Education policy and administration; Education theory and practice; Learning; Others. Submissions deadline 1 August.
iainst.org

10-13 November: The EGI Community Forum 2015, Building Next Generation e-Infrastructures through Communities, takes place in Bari, Italy, in November, organised by European Grid Infrastructure. It aims at gathering tool developers, infrastructure providers, data providers and research communities to work together towards open science. Topics cover: Community engagement and innovation; Virtual research environments; Data and computing; Identity provision, authentication, authorisation and accounting; Open science commons. Contributions deadline for workshops, user community meetings, tutorials, posters and demonstrations 12 July.
cf2015.egi.eu

11-13 November: The GEO 2015 Short Video Competition for the GEO-XII Plenary and Ministerial Summit is announced by the Group on Earth Observations. The competition seeks videos of up to three minutes highlighting how GEO, and Earth observations in general, are helping address global and regional environmental and societal challenges. The winning videos will be shown during the GEO Ministerial Summit in Mexico City on 13 November – the Plenary takes place on 11-12 November. Deadline for video submissions 30 September.
www.oecd.org

12-13 November: Unlock the Innovation Potential of Digital Heritage, the final conference of the European Union-funded Civic Epistemologies project, takes place in Berlin, Germany. The event presents and promotes the project’s Roadmap indicating steps to broaden e-infrastructure deployment to support citizen researchers in digital culture and improve the relationship between cultural heritage and society.
www.civic-epistemologies.eu

13-14 November: The 2015 Fall Global Conference on Education takes place in Costa Mesa, California, USA, sponsored by the School of Education, University of Riverside, California. The GCE is an international refereed conference dedicated to the advancement of the theory and practices in education which aims to provide an opportunity for academicians and professionals from various educational fields with cross-disciplinary interests to bridge the knowledge gap, promote research esteem and the evolution of pedagogy. Numerous topics (see link).
www.uofriverside.com

13-15 November: IC21CE 2015, the International Conference on 21st Century Education, and ICLLT, the International Conference on Language Learning and Teaching, take place in Dubai, UAE, organised by the 21st Century Academic Forum and the hosts, the Higher Colleges of Technology. The theme of IC21CE is Learning by Doing: Preparing 21st Century Citizens for Work and Life; and of ICLLT Language Learning and Teaching Opportunities in the 21st Century. Abstracts submission deadline for both conferences 21 September.
www.21caf.org
www.21caf.org

15-20 November: The first session of LGEU, the Leading Globally Engaged Universities programme of the International Association of Universities, is hosted by the University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The IAU developed the programme to support new and future leaders of higher education institutions as expectations and responsibilities of HEIs are expanding while the local and global context is continuously changing, with leadership becoming more complex.
www.iau-aiu.net

By 16 November; 8-10 February: INTCESS 2016, the 3rd International Conference on Education and Social Sciences, takes place in Istanbul, Turkey, in February, organised by Ocerint, the International Organization Center of Academic Research. Conference topics include all areas of education; Communication, accounting, finance, economics, management, business, marketing, education, sociology, psychology, political science, law and all other areas of social sciences; All areas of humanities including anthropology, archaeology, architecture, art, ethics, folklore studies, history, language studies, literature, methodological studies, music, philosophy, poetry, theatre. Abstracts submission deadline 16 November.
www.ocerint.org

16-18 November: ICERI2015, the 8th annual International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation, takes place in Seville, Spain in November. Many topics, under the broad themes Global issues in education and research; Education – new trends and experiences; New challenges for the higher education area; Teacher training; Curriculum design; Accreditation and quality in education; Research – new trends and experiences; University-industry cooperation; International projects; Technology in teaching and learning; Emerging technologies in education; E-content management and development. Abstract submission deadline 16 July.
iated.org

16-19 November: The 3rd International Symposium in the series on Creative Education is dedicated to Creative Schools and organised by the Council for Creative Education, Finland, and Steiner School, Tampere, and takes place in Tampere, Finland. The creativity of schools encompasses creative classrooms, school architecture, creativity in teaching, creative experiments and creative philosophy. Abstracts submission deadline 30 July.
www.ccefinland.org

17 November: A webinar on Standardisation in Horizon2020 is organised by CENELEC, the European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization. It explains the role of standardisataion in innovation and provides tools and tips on how correctly to address standards in project proposals. It includes concrete case studies of successful research projects which have addressed standardisation. To register interest email research@cencenelec.eu with subject line ‘Horizon2020 Webinar’.
www.cencenelec.eu

17-20 November: The conference Experimental Fluid Mechanics 2015 takes place in Prague, Czech Republic, in November, organised by the Department of Power Engineering Equipment of the Technical University of Liberec, and Cryptomania s.r.o. The conference focuses on obtaining an overview of projects under investigation, and experimental methods used in the field of fluid mechanics and thermodynamics. Its aim is to organise a network of young research workers who are interested in experimental, and also theoretical, work in the field of fluid mechanics and thermodynamics. The conference should contribute to creating the closer contacts and sharing experience in application of various experimental methods, preparation and implementation of experiments, processing of results and numerical simulations of experiments. Abstracts submission deadline 21 June.
efm.kez.tul.cz

By 18 November; 3-7 January: The 2016 International Education Conference #IECOrlando16 takes place in Orlando, Florida, USA, in January, sponsored by the Clute Institute. Nearly 30 topics from Accreditation to Tenure. Initial submissions deadline 18 November.
www.cluteinstitute.com

By 18 November; 18-19 February: The 12th International Conference on Technology, Knowledge and Society takes place at the Universidad de Buenos Aires, Facultad de Ciencias Económicas in Buenos Aires, Argentina, in February, with special focus on Ideas, Objects, Waste: Critically Approaching the Life Cycle of Technologies in the Age of the Anthropocene. Broad conference themes are: Technologies for Human Use; Technologies for Learning; Technologies in Community; Technologies for Common Knowledge. Proposals deadline 18 November.
techandsoc.com

19-20 November: The 6th European Forum for Marketing of Scientific and Research Organisations takes place in Warsaw, Poland, organised by the Institute of Aviation. The main focus is on marketing strategies supporting the promotion of specific services offered by scientific and research institutions in Poland and other European countries. Broad topic areas (see second link) include: Strategies in activity of scientific and research organisations; Marketing instruments of scientific and research organisations; Social media; Marketing communication management; Selected detailed topics. Workshops on: Developing of scientist image; Storytelling in marketing of science; The internet and scientific communication; Media relations in the era of new technologies.
ilot.edu.pl
ilot.edu.pl

19-21 November: CAMES, the Conseil Africain et Malgache pour l’Enseignement Supérieur, has published the terms of reference for its 2nd Scientific Forum, Journées Scientifiques du CAMES, which will take place in Dakar, Senegal. In French.
(Click on ‘Attachments’ link at the bottom of the page.)

19-21 November: EQAF, the 10th European Quality Assurance Forum Taking Stock and Looking Forward, takes place in London, UK, in November, organised by the European University Association (EUA), the European Association for Quality Assurance in Higher Education (ENQA), the European Students Union (ESU) and the European Association of Institutions in Higher Education (EURASHE), and hosted by the Quality Assurance Agency and UCL Institute of Education. The Forum this year examines quality assurance in the European Higher Education Area from a variety of perspectives and explores ways in which concrete practices in institutions and agencies reflect European level policies. The organisers are calling for contributions for papers and workshops from QA practitioners in higher education institutions and quality assurance agencies, students and researchers in the field. Deadline for contributions is 3 August.
eua.be

23-25 November: The International Conferences on Renewable, Conventional Power and Green Energy take place in Atlanta, Georgia, USA in October; in London, UK, in November; and in Chennai, India, in December, organised by Green Energy and Power. Conference tracks are: Renewable energy; Ecosystem and health; Emissions and toxic criteria; Conventional power generation; Nuclear world.
www.greenenergyandpower.com

25 November: The seminar The Future for Quality Assessment in Higher Education takes place in London, organised by Westminster Higher Education Forum. It will assess the future for the quality assessment and assurance system across UK higher education and is timed to follow the HEFCE-led review, with the UK funding councils expected to announce their respective responses to the review in September. The second stage of the review is due to begin in May and will address detailed options, design and implementation issues of any new assessment arrangements which, if selected, will be put in place from 2017. The Guest of Honour is Professor Madeleine Atkins, Chief Executive, HEFCE.
www.westminsterforumprojects.co.uk

25-27 November: ISICTD2015, the International Symposium on ICT in Development 2015, takes place at the National University of Samoa, To'omatagi, Samoa, hosted by the University and Ibaraki University of Japan. General topics include ICT in education, climate change, health, governance, environment, disasters, green technologies.
www.nus.edu.ws

30 November – 2 December: The 29th Annual Conference of the Asian Association of Open Universities (AAOU) takes place in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, on the theme New Frontiers in Open and Distance Learning (ODL). Sub-themes are: New paradigm for open universities; Technology as drivers in open and ODL; New research and practices in ODL; Quality assurance in ODL; Open knowledge movement.
aaou2015.oum.edu.my

30 November – 11 December: COP21, the 21st Session of the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, takes place in Paris, France. The UNFCCC was adopted during the Rio de Janeiro Earth Summit in 1992, came into force in March 1994 and has been ratified by 196 states.
www.cop21.gouv.fr

By 1 December; 3-6 April: ACE-ID2016, the 2nd Asian Conference on Education and International Development 2016, takes place in Kobe, Japan, in April, organised by IAFOR, the International Academic Forum on the theme Education and Social Justice. Many sub-themes and streams. Abstract submissions deadline 1 December.
iafor.org

2-4 December: REMINDER - OEB, Online Educa Berlin 2015, takes place in the German capital on the theme Accelerating the Shift. The conference examines the challenge of modernity for education and training; how people, organisations, institutions and societies can use technology-enhanced education and training “to accelerate the shift to a new age of opportunity”. Broad subject areas include: Making it reality; Designing learning longevity; Broadening horizons – the vanguard of tech; New contexts – education technology in society; Employing multimedia – Video Educa; Workscapes – business Educa.
www.online-educa.com

2-4 December: OEB, Online Educa Berlin 2015, takes place in the German capital in December on the theme Accelerating the Shift. The conference examines the challenge of modernity for education and training; how people, organisations, institutions and societies can use technology-enhanced education and training “to accelerate the shift to a new age of opportunity”. Broad subject areas include: Making it reality; Designing learning longevity; Broadening horizons – the vanguard of tech; New contexts – education technology in society; Employing multimedia – Video Educa; Workscapes – business Educa. Proposals deadline 1 June.
www.online-educa.com

2-5 December: 2015 IRCHE, the 2015 International Research Conference on Higher Education, takes place in Manila, Philippines, in December, organised by the Polytechnic University of the Philippines in partnership with the Commission on Higher Education on the theme Social Capital and Innovation: Bridging the Knowledge Gap for International Competitiveness. The conference showcases multidisciplinary intellectual exploration in higher education in the following research areas: Science, engineering and technology; Education and institutional research; Business and finance; Humanities, social science and communication. Submissions deadline 15 July.
www.irche.org

3 December: The seminar Improving Student Success and Retention takes place in London, UK, organised by the Westminster Higher Education Forum. It focuses on latest policy and best practice on the issue of supporting students to remain in higher education, achieve academic success and progress to employment or postgraduate study. It is timed to follow research commissioned by the Office for Fair Access (OFFA) that will investigate the financial support offered by universities and colleges and the impact this has on retention and success; as well as the culmination of the Higher Education Academy’s ‘What works? student retention and success change’ programme which has analysed whole-institution approaches to improving success and retention policies. The guest of honour is Professor Les Ebdon, Director, OFFA.
www.westminsterforumprojects.co.uk

By 3 December; 7-9 March: INTED2016, the 10th annual International Technology, Education and Development Conference, takes place in Valencia, Spain, in March. Many topics grouped under: General issues; Experiences in education; New trends in the higher education area; International projects; Pedagogical and didactical innovations; Research in education; Virtual universities; Technological issues in education; Computer supported collaborative work; Educational software and serious games; Curriculum design and innovation; Quality assurance in education; University-industry collaboration; E-content management and development. Abstracts submission deadline 3 December.
iated.org

By 4 December; 9-10 June: The conference Bullies, Bullied and Bystanders: Advancing Knowledge, Understanding and Practice in Education takes place in Dublin, Ireland. Topics from academic fields including education, comparative studies, business studies, media and communications, law, geography, art, literature, comparative literature, visual studies, psychology, sociology, anthropology, intercultural studies, women studies, gender studies, history, bio-medicine, neuroscience, ICT and the natural sciences. Abstracts submission deadline 4 December.
www.bully.ie

5-6 December: ICPT-2015, the 1ST International Conference on Theory and Practice, takes place at the Education Development Centre, Adelaide, South Australia, organised by the Asia Pacific Institute of Advanced Research (APIAR). Many topics under the broad headings: Business; Social sciences; Education; Information and communication Technology. Full paper submission deadline 23 September.
apiar.org.au

7-10 December: 7th EIS, the 7th European Innovation Summit, takes place in Brussels, Belgium, It is Knowledge4Innovation’s annual flagship event held under the framework of the K4I Forum of the European Parliament which includes more than 30 MEPs. It brings together more than 1,000 innovation stakeholders from Europe.
www.knowledge4innovation.eu

9 December: The seminar Scientific Infrastructure in the UK – Long-term Investment, Strategic Planning and Partnerships takes place in London, UK, organised by the Westminster Higher Education Forum. Delegates will discuss what needs to be done to ensure the UK retains world-class science facilities and its role in multi-national infrastructure projects such as the Large Hadron Collider and the SKA Radio Telescope. They will also assess the balance between investment in large-scale projects and smaller scale facilities - and how government, universities, business and the wider science community can work together to strategically plan investment in new infrastructure into the long-term in a way that reacts to new challenges and keeps pace with new discoveries arising over time. Delegates will examine the how the policy and investment landscape has changed since 2013 House of Lords Science and Technology Committee inquiry into scientific infrastructure with particular reference to the proposals contained within the Coalition Government’s Science and Innovation Strategy, published in January 2015. The Guest of Honour is Dr Martyn Sené, Deputy Director, National Physical Laboratory.
www.westminsterforumprojects.co.uk

9-10 December: World-AR 2015, the World Academic and Research Congress 2015, takes place in Jakarta, Indonesia, in December, on the theme Towards Strengthening Economics and Halal Spectrums: Roles of Industry Players, Educators, Scholars and Researchers. Broad conference tracks are: Business, Halal Spectrums (Local and International Business and Halal Spectrums); Finance, Banking and Accounting; Social Sciences and Humanities; Education; Information Technology; Marketing and Management and Human Resources Management; Public Administration, Social Policy and Global Leadership; Doctoral Research Session. Abstracts submissions deadline 30 September.
rmc.kuis.edu.my

14-16 December: The International Conferences on Renewable, Conventional Power and Green Energy take place in Atlanta, Georgia, USA in October; in London, UK, in November; and in Chennai, India, in December, organised by Green Energy and Power. Conference tracks are: Renewable energy; Ecosystem and health; Emissions and toxic criteria; Conventional power generation; Nuclear world.
www.greenenergyandpower.com

18-21 December: AMRA 2015, the 2nd International Conference on Advance Materials Research and Application, takes place in Shenzhen, China. The main objective is to provide a comprehensive global forum for experts and participants from academia to exchange ideas and present results of material research and application.
www.amraconf.org

25-27 December: MME2015, the 2nd Annual International Conference on Mechanics and Mechanical Engineering, takes place in Chengdu, China. Many topics. Full submissions deadline 20 September.
www.mme-2015.org

2016

2-5 January: IABPAD, the International Academy of Business and Public Administration Disciplines, is organising conferences in Vancouver, Canada (22-25 July); Las Vegas, Nevada, USA (22-25 October); Orlando, Florida, USA (2-5 January); Dallas, Texas, USA (21-24 April); Istanbul, Turkey (28-31 July 2016). IABPAD was founded in early 2004, and aims to bring together worldwide researchers and professionals. To reach its goal, the IABPAD has constructed a publication outlet and academic conferences for global scholars. There are more than 20 topic areas including accounting, distance learning, international business, and office systems and business education.
www.iabpad.com

3-7 January: The 2016 International Education Conference #IECOrlando16 takes place in Orlando, Florida, USA, in January, sponsored by the Clute Institute. Nearly 30 topics from Accreditation to Tenure. Initial submissions deadline 18 November.
www.cluteinstitute.com

3-9 January: The FENS-Hertie Winter School 2015 on Neurobiology of Language and Communication takes place at the Universitätszentrum, Obergurgl, Austria in January, organised by the Federation of European Neuroscience Societies. Language is a higher cognitive function that is typically associated with human communication but the underlying neuronal systems, unravelled using eg fMRI, are also in place in other species. This school will provide students with the latest insights into the neurobiology of language and communication, emphasising similarities across species as well as pointing out which models are most suitable to address specific aspects. Co-chairs are: Peter Hagoort, Radboud University Nijmegen, and Julia Fischer, University of Goettingen. Stipends available. Applications deadline 10 September.
www.fens.org

7-10 January: IICLLHAWAII2016, the IAFOR International Conference on Language Learning 2016, takes place in Honolulu, Hawai’i, USA, in January, organised by the International Academic Forum on the theme Convergence and Divergence. Held along with the IAFOR International Conference on Technology in the Classroom and the IAFOR International Conference on Education. Submissions deadline 1 September.
iafor.org

13-15 January: ICEP 2016, the 2016 Taiwan International Conference on Education and Psychology, takes place in Taipei, Taiwan, in January, organised by the Knowledge Association of Taiwan. The main objective of the event is to provide a platform for researchers, academicians, practitioners, as well as industrial professionals from all over the world to present their research results and development activities in Education and Psychology fields. Many topics under the broad headings: Child and family education; Education policy and administration; Education theory and practice; Others. Submissions deadline 1 October.
tw-knowledge.org

By 31 January; 29 May – 2 June: LiHE’16, the 15th international symposium on Globalisation of Higher Education, takes place on Aegina Island, Greece, in May/June, organised by Learning in Higher Education. You are invited to contribute a chapter to the anthology The Globalisation of Higher Education to be published by Libri Publishing Ltd; then to join fellow authors for the symposium where all authors of accepted chapters meet to review, edit and complete their chapters and collaborate to finalise the anthology for publication. Deadline for submission of chapter proposal 31 January.
www.lihe.info

31 January – 2 February: The AACSB Deans Conference takes place in Miami, Florida, USA, organised by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. The conference convenes more than 600 business school deans from 50 countries, to help redefine the boundaries and directions of business schools.
www.aacsb.edu

8-10 February: INTCESS 2016, the 3rd International Conference on Education and Social Sciences, takes place in Istanbul, Turkey, in February, organised by Ocerint, the International Organization Center of Academic Research. Conference topics include all areas of education; Communication, accounting, finance, economics, management, business, marketing, education, sociology, psychology, political science, law and all other areas of social sciences; All areas of humanities including anthropology, archaeology, architecture, art, ethics, folklore studies, history, language studies, literature, methodological studies, music, philosophy, poetry, theatre. Abstracts submission deadline 16 November.
www.ocerint.org

11-12 February: IUNC North America 2016, the 2nd Annual International Universities Networking Conference + Edu Agency Workshop, Building the Global HigherEd Community, takes place in Miami, Florida, USA, for educators and agents from all over the world who have the objective of initiating collaboration or broaden relations with universities and colleges of the USA and Canada. Sessions and seminars on topics include: trends of international education and latest higher education analytics; effective ways of cooperation between universities; recruitment technologies; state scholarship programmes. Also, prescheduled meetings with universities, campus tour to prospective partner universities and networking activities; and opportunities for cooperation such as academic exchange of students, faculty exchange, student recruitment, creating joint educational programmes, exchange of educational products and joint grant applications.
iunc.net

18-19 February: The 12th International Conference on Technology, Knowledge and Society takes place at the Universidad de Buenos Aires, Facultad de Ciencias Económicas in Buenos Aires, Argentina, in February, with special focus on Ideas, Objects, Waste: Critically Approaching the Life Cycle of Technologies in the Age of the Anthropocene. Broad conference themes are: Technologies for Human Use; Technologies for Learning; Technologies in Community; Technologies for Common Knowledge. Proposals deadline 18 November.
techandsoc.com

26-28 February: The WNFAST Congress of the World Network of Family and Systemic Therapies takes place in San Juan, Puerto Rico, hosted by Carlos Albizu University, on the theme Many Hands, Many Voices. Intensive workshops, presentations, ‘hot topic’ discussions.
www.wnfast.com

7-9 March: INTED2016, the 10th annual International Technology, Education and Development Conference, takes place in Valencia, Spain, in March. Many topics grouped under: General issues; Experiences in education; New trends in the higher education area; International projects; Pedagogical and didactical innovations; Research in education; Virtual universities; Technological issues in education; Computer supported collaborative work; Educational software and serious games; Curriculum design and innovation; Quality assurance in education; University-industry collaboration; E-content management and development. Abstracts submission deadline 3 December.
iated.org

9-12 March: The 31st European Students’ Convention takes place in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, organised by the European Students’ Union.
www.esu-online.org

10-11 March: IUNC Latin America 2016, the 2nd International Universities Networking Conference, Latin American Perspectives of International HigherEd, takes place in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The networking event is designed to connect universities from around the world with international office directors and representatives from Latin American institutions and edu agents. Sessions and seminars on topics include: trends of international education and latest higher education analytics; effective ways of cooperation between universities; recruitment technologies; state scholarship programmes. Also, prescheduled meetings with universities, campus tour to prospective partner universities and networking activities; and opportunities for cooperation such as academic exchange of students, faculty exchange, student recruitment, creating joint educational programmes, exchange of educational products and joint grant applications.
iunc.net

3-5 April: ICAM 2016, the AACSB International Conference and Annual Meeting, takes place in Boston, Massachusetts, USA, organised by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. It gathers thought leaders, researchers, business experts and top educators from around the world to showcase and explore global perspectives on the future of management education.
www.aacsb.edu

3-6 April: ACE-ID2016, the 2nd Asian Conference on Education and International Development 2016, takes place in Kobe, Japan, in April, organised by IAFOR, the International Academic Forum on the theme Education and Social Justice. Many sub-themes and streams. Abstract submissions deadline 1 December.
iafor.org

19-20 April: The 16th International Conference on Knowledge, Culture and Change in Organisations takes place at the University of Hawaii at Manoa, Honolulu, Hawaii, in April 2016, on the theme Climates of Change: Organisations in a Time of Ecological and Social Vulnerability. Broad topic areas are Management education; Change management; Knowledge management; Organisational cultures. The event is organised by On the Organization, which has merged with the World Universities Forum community including the conference and The Journal of the World Universities Forum.
ontheorganization.com

21-24 April: IABPAD, the International Academy of Business and Public Administration Disciplines, is organising conferences in Vancouver, Canada (22-25 July); Las Vegas, Nevada, USA (22-25 October); Orlando, Florida, USA (2-5 January); Dallas, Texas, USA (21-24 April); Istanbul, Turkey (28-31 July 2016). IABPAD was founded in early 2004, and aims to bring together worldwide researchers and professionals. To reach its goal, the IABPAD has constructed a publication outlet and academic conferences for global scholars. There are more than 20 topic areas including accounting, distance learning, international business, and office systems and business education.
www.iabpad.com

3-5 May: Going Global 2016 takes place in Cape Town, South Africa, organised by the British Council on the theme Building Nations and Connecting Cultures: Education Policy, Economic Development and Engagement. The conference – a forum for education world leaders to debate international higher and further education issues and challenges and discuss collaborative solutions – will examine higher education across the themes: Education policy – local priorities, national systems and global drivers; Economic development – skills, enterprise, research and innovation; Engagement – democracy, social justice and international relations. Registration opens in January.
www.britishcouncil.org

11-13 May: IUNC Eurasia 2016, the 5th Annual International Universities Networking Conference + Edu Agency Workshop, Borderless HigherEd Opportunities, takes place in Moscow, Russia, hosted by the Eastern European University Association. Sessions and seminars on topics include: trends of international education; effective ways of cooperation between universities; recruitment technologies; state scholarship programmes. Also, prescheduled meetings with universities, campus tour to prospective partner universities and networking activities; and opportunities for cooperation such as academic exchange of students, faculty exchange, student recruitment, creating joint educational programmes, exchange of educational products and joint grant applications.
iunc.net

29 May – 2 June: LiHE’16, the 15th international symposium on Globalisation of Higher Education, takes place on Aegina Island, Greece, in May/June, organised by Learning in Higher Education. You are invited to contribute a chapter to the anthology The Globalisation of Higher Education to be published by Libri Publishing Ltd; then to join fellow authors for the symposium where all authors of accepted chapters meet to review, edit and complete their chapters and collaborate to finalise the anthology for publication. Deadline for submission of chapter proposal 31 January.
www.lihe.info

/ 9-10 June: The conference Bullies, Bullied and Bystanders: Advancing Knowledge, Understanding and Practice in Education takes place in Dublin, Ireland. Topics from academic fields including education, comparative studies, business studies, media and communications, law, geography, art, literature, comparative literature, visual studies, psychology, sociology, anthropology, intercultural studies, women studies, gender studies, history, bio-medicine, neuroscience, ICT and the natural sciences. Abstracts submission deadline 4 December.
www.bully.ie

22-27 July 2016: ESOF 2016, the biennial Euroscience Open Forum, takes place in Manchester, UK, in July 2016, on the theme Science as Revolution: From Cottonopolis to Graphene City. The conference includes: A science programme of seminars, workshops and debates on the latest research and related policy issues; a science-to-business programme to explore the major issues for research within business and industry and the role of universities for business; A career programme showcasing career opportunities across Europe and beyond for researchers at all stages of their careers; An exhibition that showcases the best of European academic, public and private research; A public engagement programme, Science in the City; A forum to host other meetings, satellite events and networking opportunities. Cross-cutting themes include: Fostering breakthrough science; Ensuring responsible research and innovation, aligned with the values, needs and expectations of society; Harnessing science and technology to growth, employment, economic success and personal wellbeing; Radical approaches to grand societal challenges – health, food, water, energy, climate, security, and creativity and innovation; Engaging the public and inspiring the next generation of researchers. Proposals deadline 1 June. www.esof.eu

28-31 July 2016: IABPAD, the International Academy of Business and Public Administration Disciplines, is organising conferences in Vancouver, Canada (22-25 July); Las Vegas, Nevada, USA (22-25 October); Orlando, Florida, USA (2-5 January); Dallas, Texas, USA (21-24 April); Istanbul, Turkey (28-31 July 2016). IABPAD was founded in early 2004, and aims to bring together worldwide researchers and professionals. To reach its goal, the IABPAD has constructed a publication outlet and academic conferences for global scholars. There are more than 20 topic areas including accounting, distance learning, international business, and office systems and business education.
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25-26 October 2016: IUNC Middle East and Africa 2016, the 2nd Annual International Universities Networking Conference + Edu Agency Workshop, Discovering the Future of HigherEd Partnerships, takes place in Istanbul, Turkey. The event is devoted to the internationalisation of higher education and aims to broaden relations between institutions from different countries and create worldwide peer-level interaction network. Special focus is collaboration with universities and edu agencies from Africa. Sessions and seminars on topics include: trends of international education; effective ways of cooperation between universities; recruitment technologies; state scholarship programmes. Also, prescheduled meetings with universities, campus tour to prospective partner universities and networking activities; and opportunities for cooperation such as academic exchange of students, faculty exchange, student recruitment, creating joint educational programmes, exchange of educational products and joint grant applications.
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