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5 November: The Annual Harrell-Bond Lecture 2014 of the Refugee Studies Centre of the Oxford Department of International Development of Oxford University, Displacement and Integration in the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan: A Century Later, is delivered by Her Royal Highness Princess Basma bint Talal, in Oxford, UK. The communities comprising the modern Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan have a long history as refugee hosts; the lecture examines the ways in which earlier refugee communities’ experience of displacement itself contributed to their integration within the developing Jordanian state. Princess Basma discusses the ways in which Jordan’s Circassian, Chechen and Armenian communities have negotiated different aspects of their specific identities and integrated in Jordan, considering the role of forced migration itself in creating identities. Princess Basma is Honorary Human Development Ambassador for the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and a Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women). She is also a Global Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA).
www.rsc.ox.ac.uk

By 15 November; 22-24 April: ICEPL 2015, the International Conference on Education, Psychology and Liberal Arts takes place in Taipei, Taiwan, in April, sponsored by International Business Academic Consortium, Knowledge Association of Taiwan, National Taipei University and Shih Chien University. Nearly 100 topics; abstract/paper submission deadline 15 November.
icepl2015.conf.tw

17 November: An Information Day for anyone who wants to carry out a project related to the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Societal Challenge 5: Climate action, Environment, Resources efficiency and Raw materials takes place in Brussels, Belgium. The purpose of the Infoday is to present calls under Work Programme 2015 to potential applicants and provide guidance on the preparation and submission of proposals.
ec.europa.eu

By 26 November; 26-27 May: Chicago ICE, the 3rd Annual Chicago International Conference on Education, Putting the Pieces Together in Education, takes place in Chicago, Illinois, USA, in May. Topics are: Opening doors by overcoming socio-economic barriers in schools; Keeping up with curriculum design and implementation trends; The evolution of student assessment strategies and measurement tools; Teachers at the top of their game: training and professional development; The habits of highly innovative school leaders; Effective (and ineffective) use of educational technology; Achieving more with less: creative school budget strategies. Submissions deadline 26 November.
www.chicagoice.org

By 1 December; 22-24 April: ET4Online, the 8th Annual Emerging Technologies for Online Learning International Symposium, takes place in Dallas, Texas, USA, in April, organised by the Online Learning Consortium (formerly Sloan Consortium) and MERLOT. Conference tracks on: Organisation, leadership and challenges for innovation; Learning environments and frameworks; Open and collaborative education; Evidence-based learning and assessment; Effective teaching and learning pedagogy; Technology test kitchen. Presentations deadline 1 December.
onlinelearningconsortium.org

By 19 February; 22-26 March: The 2015 International Education Conference takes place in San Juan, Puerto Rico, in March, organised by the Clute Institute. The aim of the conference is to provide an opportunity for researchers to present their ideas, proposals or completed research. More than 20 suggested topics, from Accreditation to Tenure via E-learning, Higher education and International education. Initial submissions deadline 19 February.
www.cluteinstitute.com

6-7 March; 13-14 March: The short course Palestine Refugees and International Law is organised by the Refugee Studies Centre of the Oxford Department of International Development of Oxford University, at the British Institute, Amman, Jordan on 6-7 March, and the Asfari Institute, American University of Beirut, Lebanon, on 13-14 March. The course places the Palestinian refugee case study within the broader context of the international human rights regime, and examines within a human rights framework the policies and practices of Middle Eastern states as they impinge upon Palestinian refugees. Through a mix of lectures, working group exercises and interactive sessions, participants engage actively and critically with the contemporary debates in international law and analyse the specific context of Palestinian refugees in the Middle East (Lebanon, Syria, Jordan, the West Bank, Gaza and Israel). Instructors are Dawn Chatty, Professor of Anthropology and Forced Migration, Refugee Studies Centre; and Susan M Akram, Clinical professor, Boston University School of Law. The fee is £350. The course is also an optional module within the International Summer School in Forced Migration; candidates may wish to attend the Summer School (see second link).
www.rsc.ox.ac.uk
www.rsc.ox.ac.uk

6-24 July: The Refugee Studies Centre of the Oxford Department of International Development at the University of Oxford is holding its International Summer School in Forced Migration in Oxford, UK. It fosters dialogue between academics, practitioners and policy-makers working to improve the situation of refugees and forced migrants; and offers an intensive, interdisciplinary and participative approach to the study of forced migration and aims to enable people working with refugees and other forced migrants to reflect critically on the forces and institutions that dominate the world of the displaced.
www.rsc.ox.ac.uk

EVENTS

Until 31 December: Italy holds the rotating presidency of the Council of the European Union. Latvia takes over on 1 January 2015.
www.italia2014.eu
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Now (until 30 September): The European Commission has launched a public consultation on ‘Science 2.0’, to gauge the trend towards a more open, data-driven and people-focused way of doing research and innovation. The exercise is jointly organised by the EC’s directorates of Research and Innovation and of Communications Networks, Content and Technology. Target groups include universities and university associations; research performing and funding organisations; scientific libraries; academies; scholarly publishers; businesses in the field of ‘Science 2.0’.
ec.europa.eu

Now until mid-October: The GUNi 5th Higher Education in the World Report: Knowledge, Engagement and Higher Education: Contributing to Social Change is being launched in different events around the world by the Global University Network for Innovation.
www.guninetwork.org

Now until 14 November: The Cité Internationale Universitaire de Paris is opening its annual advice service for foreign students coming to study in the French capital. With support from Paris City Hall, the one-stop shop advises newcomers on such matters as residence authorisations, visa validation, work permits, social security, reduced-cost public transport and other practical information.
www.ciup.fr

12-15 October: The annual Oxford Summit of Leaders, Science and Education: Innovative Models of Development, takes place in Oxford, UK, for academics and scientists, university presidents and rectors, lectors and teachers, businessmen and investors from around the world. Focus is on three main cases: University of the future; Effective forms of education, science and production integration; Improving the education process. The forum includes plenary session, presentation and discussion panels, express exhibition, ‘Science and Education: University of the Future’ international competition, Socrates award ceremony and rectors’ gathering; discussions on topics such as Transformation of university education; Cross-border education development; Smart-university, smart-campus and technopolis know-how; University rating and competitiveness enhancement; Ways to attract domestic and foreign students; Certification of the quality of transnational education programmes and international accreditation; Improving the efficiency of scientific research as a tool to be sold; Information technology as an instrument to develop educational processes.
www.summitofleaders.co.uk

October 14: The National Student Clearinghouse Research Center of Herndon, Virginia, USA, is organising a live webcast in Washington, DC, of roundtable on High School Benchmarks: National College Progression Rates” where major findings from its 2014 High School Benchmarks report are presented and discussed. The annual report provides benchmarks for high schools to compare their high school-to-college transition rates, including those of low income and minority students. It studies more than 3.5 million students from public and private high schools over four years. Time: 2-3.15pm ET.
nscresearchcenter.org
(Registration)

By 15 October; 24-26 October: BICE 2014, the Belgrade International Conference on Education, takes place in Belgrade, Serbia, organised by Tomorrow People Organization. Numerous topics, from Adult education to Vocational education and training. Submissions deadline 15 October.
www.biceducation.org

By 15 October; 27-30 November: ICKEM2014, the 12th International Conference on Knowledge, Economy and Management, takes place in November in Antalya, Turkey. Abstract submissions deadline 15 October.
beykon.org

By 15 October; 16-17 January: TMTA2015, the 2015 International Conference on Testing and Measurement: Techniques and Applications, takes place in January in Phuket Island, Thailand. More than 20 topics, from Acoustic and ultrasonic measures to Test theories and its application, and others on computer science. Paper submissions deadline 15 October.
www.tmta2015.org

By 15 October; 16-18 February: The HBMSU Annual Conference Innovation Arabia 8 Innovate, Collaborate and Differentiate: Honouring the Past, Treasuring the Present and Shaping the Future takes place in Dubai-UAE in February, under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maltou, Crown Prince of Dubai and President of the Hamdan Bin Mohammed Smart University. The conference focuses on the sectors of Quality and business management; E-learning excellence; Health and environment; Islamic banking and finance. Abstracts deadline 15 October.
www.innovationarabia.ae

16-17 October: The 5th Economic Ideas Forum takes place in Bratislava, Slovakia, hosted by the Brussels-based Wilfried Martens Centre for European Studies under the patronage of Mikuláš Dzurinda, WMCES President and former Prime Minister of Slovakia. The theme of the event is Innovation and Reform: Setting the Growth Agenda.
martenscentre.eu

16-17 October: The Seminar on Professional Higher Education, Building Bridges for a More Professional Higher Education, is hosted by Grm Novo Meso – Centre for Biotechnology and Tourism in Otočec, Slovenia, and co-organised by EURASHE (European Association of Institutions in Higher Education), the Association of Slovene Higher Vocational Colleges and the HAPHE (Harmonising Approaches to Professional Higher Education in Europe) project.
www.eurashe.eu

16-17 October: The 5th International Conference of UNIRéS, the network of French teacher education colleges for health education and health promotion, takes place in Paris, on the theme Educations, Santé et Mutations Sociales: Nouveaux Enjeux, Nouveaux Défis?
unires-edusante.fr

16-17 October: ICAMMS2014, the 2014 International Conference on Applied Mathematics, Modelling and Simulation, takes place in Xiamen, China.
www.icamms.org

17 October: This is World Day to Overcome Extreme Poverty, created in 1987 and officially recognised by the United Nations in 1992. It is a day for those living in extreme poverty to speak out and for all citizens to consider how they can contribute to the eradication of extreme poverty. This year’s theme is Leave No One Behind: Think, Decide and Act Together Against Extreme Poverty.
overcomingpoverty.org

16-17 October: EMIE 2014, the international Annual Conference of Engineering Management and Industrial Engineering, takes place in Xiamen, China.
www.emie2014.org

By 17 October; 17-19 November: BigData2014, the International Conference on Data Mining, Internet Computing and Big Data, is held at Asia Pacific University of Technology and Innovation, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, in November as part of WCIT, the 3rd World Congress on Computing and Information Technology. Broad themes are: Data mining tasks and algorithms; Data mining integration and process; Data mining applications; Internet computing. Submissions deadline 17 October.
(BigData site)
(3rd WCIT site)

17-18 October: A high-level conference on the European Social Charter as a Tool for Employment and Social Inclusion is held by the Council of Europe in Turin, Italy, in the context of the Italian Presidency of the European Union, and with the cooperation of the City of Turin. Main subjects for discussion are: Synergies between the law of the European Union and the European Social Charter; The contribution made by the Social Charter’s collective complaints procedure to respect for social rights in Europe; Austerity measures in times of crisis – impact on social rights, participation by citizens and the European Social Charter’s contribution to overcoming the crisis.
hub.coe.int

18-19 October: ICEME2014, the 2014 International Conference on Economics and Management Engineering, takes place in Hangzhou, China, in October, for researchers, engineers, academics and industrial professionals to present research results. Topics are Economics, Management science and Management engineering. Paper submission deadline 11 August.
www.iceme2014.org

20 October: The EuroTech Universities Alliance event Mobilizing Universities to Address the Grand Societal Challenges takes place in Brussels, Belgium, hosted by the Representation of the Free State of Bavaria to the European Union. A panel discussion among stakeholders including universities and policy-makers is followed by the Q&A session and networking reception.
eurotech-universities.eu

By 20 October; 9-10 November: CHANGE OF VENUE - The African Education and Development Conference takes place in Bangkok, Thailand, organised by the Tomorrow People Organization. Numerous topics from Adult education to Vocational education and training (see second link). The conference was originally to be held in Nairobi, Kenya, but the location has been changed because of a potential health risk.
www.aedconference.org www.aedconference.org

By 17 October; 17-19 November: CSCEET2014, the 2nd Conference on C9omputer Science, Computer Engineering and Education Technologies, takes place at Asia Pacific University of Technology and Innovation (APU) in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, in November. Many topics, from Active learning tools to Web-based learning, wikis andblogs. Submission deadline 17 October.
sdiwc.net

By 20 October; 9-10 November: The African Education and Development Conference takes place in Nairobi, Kenya, in November, organised by the Tomorrow People Organization. Numerous topics from Adult education to Vocational education and training (see second link). Submissions deadline 20 October.
www.aedconference.org
www.aedconference.org

20-22 October: The AACSB Asia Pacific Annual Conference takes place in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, organised by AACSB International, the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. The conference explores management education trends and the primary challenges shaping business and business schools in the region, and best practices to advance schools. Participants have the opportunity to review their own strategies and techniques, enhance their competitive edge and expand their network towards productive collaboration.
www.aacsb.edu

21-22 October: HERF2014, the Higher Education Research Forum, takes place in Pasay City, Philippines, in October, hosted by the Philippine State College of Aeronautics, on the theme Higher Education Research: Bridging Today’s Realities and Future Imperatives. Subject clusters are: Basic education and teacher education; Technology and engineering; Science and mathematics; Social sciences, business and policy research. Submissions deadline 31 July.
nherf2014.weebly.com

22-25 October: ICEEPSY 2014, the 5th International Conference on Education and Educational Psychology, takes place in Kyrenia, Cyprus, organised by Future Academy.
www.futureacademy.org.uk

23-24 October: The ICA Rectors and Deans Forum 2014 takes place in Ghent, Belgium, organised by the Association for European Life Science Universities on the theme Challenges and Policy Implications of the New EU Programming Period 2014-2020 for Life Science Universities.
www.ica-ls.com

24-26 October: BICE 2014, the Belgrade International Conference on Education, takes place in Belgrade, Serbia, organised by Tomorrow People Organization. Numerous topics, from Adult education to Vocational education and training.
www.biceducation.org

By 25 October; 16-17 January: MECA 2015, the 2015 International Conference on Management Engineering and Computer Application, takes place in Phuket, Thailand, in January. More than 130 topics under the broad headings of Management engineering and engineering management; Information technology and application; Multimedia, communication technology and application; and Computational intelligence and application. Proposals deadline 25 October.
www.meca2015.org

By 25 October; 16-17 January: AICA2015, the 2015 International Conference on Artificial Intelligence and Control Automation takes place in January on Phuket Island, Thailand. Numerous topics under broad themes Artificial intelligence and application; Mechanical and manufacture engineering; Automation and control engineering. Submissions deadline 25 October.
www.aica2015.org

27 October: The Teaching Design for Creativity and Innovation seminar takes place in Cleveland, Ohio, USA, in the ‘Curriculum Development Series’ of AACSB International, the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. A design studio blends synthesis and analysis, engages students in practice and draws on the many skills that students development throughout an MBA programme. Through a series of thought-provoking exercises, the seminar demonstrates the power of design to address today’s complex managerial challenges.
www.aacsb.edu

By 27 October; 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

28-31 October: The 14th International Academic Conference takes place in La Valletta, Malta, organised by IISES, the International Institute of Social and Economic Sciences. Conference tracks are: Business and economics; Quantitative methods; Social sciences and humanities; Teaching and education; Health and welfare; Environment and sustainable development; Law in society; Energy resources and policy.
www.iises.net

29-31 October: ICOINE2014, the International Conference on Interdisciplinary Research in Education, takes place in Milan, Italy, in October. Nearly 50 topics from Art education to Vocational education. Deadline for abstracts submission 15 September.
oer-impact.net

29-31 October: The 20th Annual Sloan Consortium International Conference on Online Learning takes place in Lake Buena Vista, Florida, US. Tracks are: Faculty and professional development and support; Institutional strategies and innovations; Leadership, values and society; Learning effectiveness; Open, global, mobile; Student services and learner support; Technology and emerging learning environments. Topics include blended learning, issues of diversity, international applications of online learning, open educational resources, social networking, online learning and community colleges and K-12 online education.
sloanconsortium.org

30 October: The European conference Standards: Your Innovation Bridge takes place in Brussels, Belgium, offering participants the opportunity to engage with leading experts on innovation and standardisation issues, to discuss, challenge and learn how standardisation can enhance the impact of innovation in Europe. The conference will address: How do standards support innovation and competitiveness? How can standardisation facilitate the dissemination of knowledge? How can standards bridge the gap between innovation and the market? How can standardisation contribute to the success of Horizon2020?
www.cencenelec.eu

30 October - 5 November: The International Conference on Green Energy and Power takes place in London, UK. Conference tracks are Renewable energy, Conventional power generation, Biodiversity and health, Emission control and Nuclear world. Workshops are held on 30 and 31 October, and the conference is on 3-5 November.
www.eventbrite.co.uk
greenenergyandpower.com

By 31 October; 1-2 June: Going Global 2015 takes place in London, UK, in June organised by the British Council on the theme Connecting Cultures: Forging Futures. The premise is that the fusion of diverse cultures generates the creative force which is a major catalyst of cutting-edge innovation; and investment in connecting cultures produces a tangible return and measurable impact for the future. The conference explores this through three perspectives: National, regional and local cultures and the extent to which connecting people and ideas across these produces innovation and impact; Academic discipline and subject cultures including the impact of multidisciplinary teams of sciences, arts, social sciences &c., also different cultures of research, teaching and skills development; Organisational cultures, particularly those of universities and business, skills providers, NGOs, social and other enterprises. Proposals submission deadline 31 October.
www.britishcouncil.org

By 31 October; 2-6 August: 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

By 1 November; 8-10 March: IICE2015, the IAFOR International Conference on Education, takes place in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, in March, organised by IAFOR, the International Academic Forum in conjunction with its international partners on the theme Education, Power and Empowerment: Developing Transnational Spaces. The conference is one of a series of five held in 2015 on the theme, at which participants explore and question the transnational spaces of education and the power relations attached to them. Sub-themes are: Transnational or international? – Developing new spaces of learning; Education, power and globalisation; Developing transnational spaces of education; Challenges of literacy and communication in transnational spaces; Education and transnational spaces: power and disempowerment. Submissions deadline 1 November.
iafor.org

By 1 November; 1-3 April: ISEP 2015, the 2015 International Symposium on Education and Psychology takes place in Kuala Lumpeur, Malaysia, in April. Nearly 60 topics, broad themes of Child and family education; Education policy and administration; Education theory and practice; Others; Psychology. Abstract/paper submission deadline 1 November.
tw-knowledge.org

1-2 November: AMT 2014, the 2014 4th International Conference on Advanced Measurement and Test, takes place in Wuhan, China, in November. Nearly 50 topics under main areas: New materials and advanced materials; Material processing technology; Measurement and test. All accepted papers will be published in the international journal Advanced Materials Research and indexed in several indexing services. Submissions deadline 22 September.
www.amt-conf.net

3-4 November: The AACSB Latin America and Caribbean Annual Conference takes place in San Juan, Puerto Rico, organised by AACSB International, the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. The conference explores management education trends in Latin America and provides examples and best practices from leading business schools. It serves as a forum for educators and business leaders from around the world and presents an opportunity for them to exchange ideas, review their schools’ strategies and techniques and enhance their competitive edge.
www.aacsb.edu

3-5 November: The World Forum for Democracy 2014 takes place in Strasbourg, France, organised by the Council of Europe in partnership with the City of Strasbourg and with support of the Government of France and the Alsace region, on the theme From Participation of Influence: Can Youth Revitalise Democracy? The event is an annual gathering of leaders, opinion makers, civil society activists, and representatives of business, academia, media and professional groups to debate key challenges for democracies worldwide.
www.coe.int

5 November: The Annual Harrell-Bond Lecture 2014 of the Refugee Studies Centre of the Oxford Department of International Development of Oxford University, Displacement and Integration in the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan: A Century Later, is delivered by Her Royal Highness Princess Basma bint Talal, in Oxford, UK. The communities comprising the modern Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan have a long history as refugee hosts; the lecture examines the ways in which earlier refugee communities’ experience of displacement itself contributed to their integration within the developing Jordanian state. Princess Basma discusses the ways in which Jordan’s Circassian, Chechen and Armenian communities have negotiated different aspects of their specific identities and integrated in Jordan, considering the role of forced migration itself in creating identities. Princess Basma is Honorary Human Development Ambassador for the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and a Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women). She is also a Global Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA).
www.rsc.ox.ac.uk

5-7 November: The 10th International Conference on Language Transfer in Audiovisual Media, Languages and the Media, takes place in Berlin, Germany, organised by ICWE GmbH. The premise is that new technologies are facilitating the creation and dissemination of new forms of content. As multilingualism becomes the norm these changes raise new challenges for media producers, distributors, consumers and translators, while advances in ICT continually bring innovative translation tools and services to the market. As the flow of content increases, so does demand for translation – dubbing, subtitling, voiceover, subtitling for the deaf and audio description. Technology plays an important part in trying to catch up with these changes; developments in machine translation, cloud storage, digital television and voice recognition, among others, have had wide-reaching ramifications for the media and translation sectors with users across the world having easy access to sophisticated technologies and expecting instantaneous results. The conference brings together researchers, language practitioners, translators, interpreters, software developers and those who produce, market or distribute audio visual materials for information, entertainment or educational purposes to discuss whether small technologies are leading to smart translations.
www.languages-media.com

By 6 November; 1-3 February: The 3rd Dubai International Conference in Higher Education takes place in Knowledge Village Dubai, UAE, in February, organised by Michigan State University in Dubai. Conference themes are: Education, employability and employment: the vital bridge; Maintaining quality while widening access: squaring the circle; Innovation in teaching and learning: connecting with today’s learners. Abstracts and proposals deadline 6 November.
www.cvent.com

7-9 November: The 2nd IRDiRC Conference, organised by the International Rare Diseases Research Consortium in collaboration with the BGI, takes place in Shenzhen, China. Conference tracks are Diagnostics, Interdisciplinary-technologies, Therapies, Education.
irdirc-shenzhenconference2014.org

By 7 November; 14-16 November: The 2014 Fall Global Conference on Education takes place in Las Vegas, Nevada, 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 conferences take place 1-2 May; 7-8 August; 13-14 November 2015.
www.uofriverside.com

7-8 November: ESIAT2014, the 5th International Conference on Environmental Science and Information Application Technology, takes place in Hong Kong, China, in November. Broad themes, each with several topics, are: Global environmental change and ecosystems management; Graphic and image processing; Spatial information system; Application of remote sensing; Application of spatial information system. Paper submissions deadline 15 September.
www.esiat-conf.net

9-10 November: - CHANGE OF VENUE The African Education and Development Conference takes place in Bangkok, Thailand, organised by the Tomorrow People Organization. Numerous topics from Adult education to Vocational education and training (see second link). The conference was originally to be held in Nairobi, Kenya, but the location has been changed because of a potential health risk.
www.aedconference.org www.aedconference.org

9-11 November: The AACSB Associate Deans Conference takes place in San Antonio, Texas, USA, organised by AACSB International, the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. An opportunity for new or established associate/assistant deans, programme directors and deans responsible for internal business school operations (academic affairs, faculty development &c), to hear from schools worldwide how to thrive while handling the challenges of their position, such as most effectively working with their dean, faculty, staff and other business stakeholders to help drive the achievement of their schools’ mission and strategic goals.
www.aacsb.edu

9 November; 10-12 November: The United Nations University is organising the International Conference on Higher Education for Sustainable Development: Higher Education Beyond 2014, at Nagoya University, Japan, in collaboration with UNESCO, the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs, the UN Environment Programme, UN Global Compact Principles for Responsible Management Education Initiative and the International Association of Universities. The event marks the final year of the UN Decade of Education for Sustainable Development (ESD), and celebrates the achievements of various higher education initiatives throughout the decade and reviews commitments to make further contributions to ESD. Conference issues include advancing policy; transforming learning and training environments; building capacities of educators and trainers; empowering and mobilising youth; accelerating sustainable solutions at the local level. The outcome of the conference will be reflected in discussions at the UNESCO World Conference on ESD which takes place in Nagoya- Aichi, Japan, 10-12 November (second link).
unu.edu

http://www.unesco.org/new/en/unesco-world-conference-on-esd-2014 style=bluelink] www.unesco.org/new[/url]

10-11 November: REMINDER - The United Nations’ Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME) 4th MENA Regional Forum is hosted by ESCA School of Management in Casablanca, Morocco, on the theme Regional and Local Challenges for Responsible Management Education. PMRE is a UN Global Compact-backed initiative to promote corporate responsibility and sustainability in business education, now endorsed by more than 550 business schools and universities in the world. Actions encouraged under the PRME’s framework include curriculum development and research as well as public advocacy to advance responsible business practices.
www.unprme.org

10-12 November: The UNESCO World Conference on Education for Sustainable Development 2014, Learning Today for a Sustainable Future, takes place in Okayama, Japan, organised by UNESCO and the Government of Japan. The event marks the end of the UN Decade of Education for Sustainable Development (DESD) and carries out a stock-taking of the Decade and celebrates its achievements. It brings together key groups such as UNESCO ASPnet schools, youth and higher education institutions and provides inputs and recommendations to the World Conference on Education.
www.unesco.org

By 11 November; 23-24 February: The 11th International Conference on Technology, Knowledge and Society takes place at the University of California at Berkeley, USA, in February, focusing on “Big data and the politics of participation in a digital age”. Conference themes are: Technologies for human use; Technologies for learning; Technologies in community; Technologies for common knowledge. Proposals for in-person presentations deadline 11 November.
techandsoc.com

12 November: The Class of 2020 European Student Housing Conference 2014 takes place in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, on the theme Millennials take the Spotlight. The conference brings together university leadership, student housing investors and cities with youth experts and young entrepreneurs to discuss developments in the field of student accommodation. Topics include student housing portfolio management, investment strategies, consumer demand, campus partnerships, and how technology shapes and moves the way millennial students, who are living and working in countries other than their own, are choosing where and how to live during their studies. Established in 2011, the Class of 2020 Foundation is a partner-based non-profit organisation that aims to further the professionalism and knowledge of student housing in Europe, and it is now the largest European student housing platform and think tank open to all.
classof2020.nl

12-14 November: ISEP2014, the International Symposium on Education and Psychology Fall Session Conference, takes place At Meiji University, Tokyo, Japan, in November. Many conference themes and topics – see second link. Submissions deadline 30 June.
tw-knowledge.org
tw-knowledge.org

12-14 November: e-CASE and e-Tech 2014, the 2014 International Conference on e-Commerce, e-Administration, e-Society, e-Education and e-Technology, Fall Sessions, takes place at Meiji University, Tokyo, Japan, in November. Many topics, see second link. Submissions deadline 20 July.
tw-knowledge.org
tw-knowledge.org

13-15 November: The 9th European Quality Assurance Forum Changing Education - QA and the shift from Teaching to Learning is co-organised by ENQA, ESU, EUA and EURASHE, and hosted by the University of Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain. The main purpose of the Forum is to foster a dialogue on QA that bridges national boundaries and leads to a truly European discussion on QA in higher education, and to create a common European understanding of QA through discussions and networking among different stakeholder groups.
www.eua.be

13-15 November: The 21st Century Academic Forum Conference at UC Berkeley, Teaching, Learning and Research in the 21st Century, takes place at Berkeley, California, USA. Numerous conference topics under the broad themes: Teaching and learning in the 21st century; Creativity, innovation and entrepreneurship; Academic research for the 21st century (see second link). Abstract submissions deadline 11 July.
www.21caf.org
www.21caf.org

14-16 November: The 2014 Fall Global Conference on Education takes place in Las Vegas, Nevada, 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 conferences take place 1-2 May; 7-8 August; 13-14 November 2015.
www.uofriverside.com

14-27 November: The Managing Libraries for Online Education Programme takes place in Galilee, Israel, organised by the Centre for Higher Education of the Galilee International Management Institute. The course curriculum covers: Reinventing academic libraries for the open university and electronic classrooms; Deep web – electronic journals and monographs for the classroom; Exploring open access and open educational resources; Electronic journals and monographs for the classroom; Social media and social networks for learning and sharing; Knowledge management – management in the knowledge era; Internationalisation of higher education; Higher education – international perspectives; Development through education – the Israeli experience; E-learning and long distance learning; Learning management systems; Impact of technology on the future of the university; The hand-held libraries; Information literacy and the role of the library; Academic library and the faculty. The programme includes study tours and excursions.
www.galilcol.ac.il

By 15 November; 22-24 April: ICEPL 2015, the International Conference on Education, Psychology and Liberal Arts takes place in Taipei, Taiwan, in April, sponsored by International Business Academic Consortium, Knowledge Association of Taiwan, National Taipei University and Shih Chien University. Nearly 100 topics; abstract/paper submission deadline 15 November.
icepl2015.conf.tw

By 15 November; 29 June – 3 July: The International Conference on Advances in Functional Materials takes place at Stony Brook University, Long Island, New York, USA, in June-July. Many topics, divided into the symposia: Advances in multifunctional composite materials; Advances in thin films; Advances in polymers and ceramics; Advances in energy storage and conversion devices; Advances in biosensors and biomaterials; Advances in catalysis; Low dimensional, nano and 2D materials. Submissions deadline 15 November.
functionalmaterials.org

15-16 November: More than 150 French grandes écoles specialising in such sectors as management, business and engineering present their courses to potential students and parents at the Salon Grandes Écoles in Paris, France, organised by publications Le Monde, Le Nouvel Observateur, Télérama, Courrier International and Challenges.
salon-grandes-ecoles.com

17 November: An Information Day for anyone who wants to carry out a project related to the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Societal Challenge 5: Climate action, Environment, Resources efficiency and Raw materials takes place in Brussels, Belgium. The purpose of the Infoday is to present calls under Work Programme 2015 to potential applicants and provide guidance on the preparation and submission of proposals.
ec.europa.eu

17-18 November: The FT Global Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology Conference 2014, Predictions 2020: The Future of the Industry, takes place in London, UK, organised by the Financial Times in association with Deloitte.


13-15 November: The 21st Century Academic Forum’s International Conference on Language Learning and Teaching 2014, Challenges and Opportunities in Language Learning and Teaching in the 21st Century, takes place in November in Knowledge Village, Dubai, UAE. Numerous topics from Adult education to world Englishes (see second link). Abstract submission deadline 26 September.
www.21caf.org
www.21caf.org

14-15 November: The 2014 Fall 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 conferences take place 1-2 May; 7-8 August; 13-14 November.
www.uofriverside.com

17-19 November: BigData2014, the International Conference on Data Mining, Internet Computing and Big Data, is held at Asia Pacific University of Technology and Innovation, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, as part of WCIT, the 3rd World Congress on Computing and Information Technology. Broad themes are: Data mining tasks and algorithms; Data mining integration and process; Data mining applications; Internet computing. Submissions deadline 17 October.
(BigData site)
(3rd WCIT site)

17-19 November: CSCEET2014, the 2nd Conference on C9omputer Science, Computer Engineering and Education Technologies, takes place at Asia Pacific University of Technology and Innovation (APU) in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, in November. Many topics, from Active learning tools to Web-based learning, wikis andblogs. Submission deadline 17 October.
sdiwc.net

17-19 November: ICERI2014, THE 7TH International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation, is held in Seville, Spain. Broad conference areas, each with many topics, are: Global issues in education and research; Education: new trends and experiences; Research: new trends and experiences; New challenges in the higher education area; Teacher training; Curriculum design; Accreditation and quality assurance; University-industry cooperation; International projects; Technology in teaching and learning; E-content management and development.
iated.org

19 November: The workshop Co-producing Knowledge: Towards Sustainable Lifestyles and Green Economy in Europe takes place in Brussels, Belgium, organised by Glamurs, the Green Lifestyles Alternative Models and Upscaling Regional Sustainability.
ec.europa.eu

20-21 November: The Thematic University-Business Forum Driving Competitiveness, Employability and Prosperity takes place in Berlin, Germany, organised by the European Commission in partnership with the German Rectors’ Conference (HRK) and the Confederation of German Employers’ Associations (BDA). Conference themes include: Dual study programmes – combining academic and professional learning; Adapting higher education to lifelong learning; The impact of university-business cooperation; Higher education and entrepreneurship.
www.ubforum-berlin.eu

23-27 November: LiHE'14 Adelaide, the 12th International Symposium on Learning Centred Higher Education, takes place in Adelaide, Australia. Participants are those who have contributed a chapter to the anthology Learning to Research - Researching to Learn to be published by Libri Publishing Ltd. This will address questions such as: How is research integrated into coursework teaching? How is the research process taught? How are research problems developed, and how are students prepared to engage with the world? How do students learn through research? What is the role of conceptualisation in the research process? How do students experiment and reflect?
www.lihe.info

30 November – 1 December; 3 December; 5 December: The European Higher Education Fair India – 2014 takes place in New Delhi, Bengaluru and Kolkata. The event promotes a European identity and European higher education in India by providing a platform for European Union member states and higher education institutions to showcase their education opportunities and facilities.
www.ehef-india2014.org

By 1 December; 9-10 March: GSE2015, the 3rd Global Summit on Education, takes place in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, in March, on the theme Trends and Challenges in Education. Topics are: Pedagogy; Curriculum and instruction; Distance education; Educational leadership; Educational psychology; Educational technology; Religious education; Special needs education; Technical and vocational education; Language education. Abstracts deadline 1 December.
worldconferences.net

By 1 December; 29 March – 1 April: ACE-ID 2015, the Asian Conference on Education and International Development, takes place in Osaka, Japan in March/April, organised by IAFOR, the International Academic Forum, in partnership with its global affiliates, on the theme Education, Power and Empowerment: Education as an Instrument of Global Transformation. Conference streams are: Education and socio-economic development; Education and development: local and global/domestic and international; Education: public and private partnerships; Economics and management of education; Literacy: poverty and sustainability. Abstracts submission deadline 1 December.
iafor.org

By 1 December; 16-17 April: The 2015 STEM Conference takes place in Cleveland, Ohio, USA, in April, bringing together educators and professionals working in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics to share latest research, experiences and educational tools to strengthen K-12 STEM education. Tracks include: Adding value to STEM education through public/private partnerships; Bridging the gender and ethnic divide in STEM fields; Enlarging the STEM pipeline; Measuring success in STEM education; Knowing when to use technology in the classroom. Abstracts submission deadline 1 December.
www.stemcon.net

By 1 December; 22-24 April: ET4Online, the 8th Annual Emerging Technologies for Online Learning International Symposium, takes place in Dallas, Texas, USA, in April, organised by the Online Learning Consortium (formerly Sloan Consortium) and MERLOT. Conference tracks on: Organisation, leadership and challenges for innovation; Learning environments and frameworks; Open and collaborative education; Evidence-based learning and assessment; Effective teaching and learning pedagogy; Technology test kitchen. Presentations deadline 1 December.
onlinelearningconsortium.org

1-2 December: The International Seminar Revisiting the Fundamentals of Traditional Curricula. R/Evolution: What ‘R’ would mean for Education takes place in December in Barcelona, Spain, in December, organised and hosted by the Universitat Oberta de Catalunya’ UNESCO Chair in Education and Technology for Social Change. Demo submissions deadline 30 September.
www.uoc.edu

23-27 November: MAM-14, the 7th International Symposium on Macro- and Supramolecular Architectures and Materials, takes place in Johannesburg, South Africa, in November. Broad conference topics are: Industrialisation of nanotechnology; Nanotechnology education; Nanotechnology and biomedicine; Modelling and electronics; Risk assessment and regulation; Materials chemistry and analysis; Design and development; Material functionalisations; Macro- and supramolecular architectures. Abstract submission deadline 14 July.
www.mam-14.com

24-26 November: FOHE-BPRC 2, the 2nd Future of Higher Education – Bologna Process Researchers’ Conference, takes place in Bucharest, Romania, in November, organised by the Ministry of National Education of Romania and the Executive Agency for Higher Education, Research, Development and Innovation Funding. The conference is part of the European Higher Education Area calendar of events promoting and sustaining the EHEA’s development. Sub-themes are: Internationalisation; Financing and governance; Excellence and diversification of higher education institutions’ missions; Student-centred learning / Teaching and learning; Social dimension / equity; Education, research and innovation; Quality assurance; EHEA at the crossroads: Bologna process and the future higher education; Evidence-based policies in higher education: data analytics, impact assessment and reporting. Abstracts deadline 27 July.
fohe-bprc.forhe.ro

25 November: The Westminster Higher Education Forum seminar Utilising Academic Research in Policy-making: Horizon Scanning, Trend Analysis and Policy Effectiveness takes place in London, UK. The seminar focuses on how the government can use academic research and respond to developments in science and technology for effective, longer-term policy developing. It follows the UK House of Commons Science and Technology Committee’s inquiry into Government Horizon Scanning, looking at possible improvements in government responses on regulation, funding and skills policy in the face of emerging scientific and technological breakthroughs such as graphene, 3D printing and wider advances in renewable energy, transportation systems and telecommunications.
www.westminsterforumprojects.co.uk

By 26 November; 26-27 May: Chicago ICE, the 3rd Annual Chicago International Conference on Education, Putting the Pieces Together in Education, takes place in Chicago, Illinois, USA, in May. Topics are: Opening doors by overcoming socio-economic barriers in schools; Keeping up with curriculum design and implementation trends; The evolution of student assessment strategies and measurement tools; Teachers at the top of their game: training and professional development; The habits of highly innovative school leaders; Effective (and ineffective) use of educational technology; Achieving more with less: creative school budget strategies. Submissions deadline 26 November.
www.chicagoice.org

26-28 November: The HEKATE (Higher Education and Enterprises: Knowledge Alliances for the Training of Entrepreneurs) project workshop Turning Ideas into Business Opportunities takes place in Hamburg, Germany. It is aimed at early stage researchers and early career business professionals, follows an experience-based learning approach and includes strategies and tools to pursue a business idea through different development stages in both company and academic settings.
hekate-project.eu

27-30 November: ICKEM2014, the 12th International Conference on Knowledge, Economy and Management, takes place in November in Antalya, Turkey. Abstract submissions deadline 15 October.
beykon.org

1-2 December: ICPR2014, the International Conference on Postgraduate Research, takes place in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, in December, organised by Centre of Post Graduate Studies, International Islamic University College Selangor and WorldConferences.net. Conference themes are: Research on postgraduate system, curriculum and management; and Enhancing postgraduate research on social sciences: development, action, policy and planning. Areas covered are economics, political sciences, anthropology, sociology, history, law, linguistic, business, management, finance, accounting, marketing, education, Islamic studies, information technology, e-commerce. Abstract submission deadline 1 July.
www.kuis.edu.my

2-3 December: BioFIT (Fostering Innovation and Transfer) takes place in Lille, France, aimed at stimulating and facilitating technology transfer and collaborative projects between academic institutions, the pharma/biotech industry, and other practitioners in the life sciences field.
www.biofit-event.com

2-4 December: TNLC2014, the Talloires Network Leaders Conference Live Engagement, Transform Lives takes place in Stellenbosch Winelands, about 50kms from Cape Town, South Africa. It is cosponsored by the South African Higher Education Community Engagement Forum, a coalition of South Africa’s public and some private universities, and co-hosted by the Cape Higher Education Consortium, which comprises the four Western Cape universities of Cape Peninsula University of Technology, Stellenbosch University, University of Cape Town and University of the Western Cape. Conference themes include: Perspectives from the Global South; Youth employment; Economic development. Talloires Network is a global coalition of 315 universities in 72 countries, with a combined student enrolment of more than 6 million.
www.tnlc2014.org

By 3 December; 4-8 January: The 2015 International Education Conference sponsored by the Clute Institute takes place in Maui, Hawaii, in January, providing a forum for faculty and administrators to share proven and innovative methods in teaching at all levels of education. Topics include: Accreditation, Arts and humanities, Blended education, Business education, Contemporary issues in education, Curriculum, Distance education, E-learning, Early education, Engineering education, ESL, Health education, Higher education, International education, K-12 education, Language education, Professional development, Science education, Secondary education, Special education, Social sciences, Teacher education, Teaching methods, Tenure. Abstracts/papers deadline 3 December.
www.cluteinstitute.com

3-5 December: Online Educa Berlin, the 20th International Conference on Technology Supported Learning and Training, takes place in Berlin, Germany. The event focuses on the evolving shape of modern learning and the opportunity that the variety of modern, technology-assisted learning brings. Themes are: Better and best practices; Training, learning and talent development strategies; The cutting edge; The education ecosystem; The new business of learning; (Big) data for education, learning and training.
online-educa.com

By 4 December; 2-4 March: INTED2015, the 9th International Technology, Education and Development Conference, takes place in Madrid, Spain, in March, for the latest development in the field of teaching and learning methodologies, educational projects and innovations, and new technologies applied to education and research. Many topics for debate under broad areas of: 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. Abstract submissions deadline 4 December.
iated.org

6-7 December: The Refugee Studies Centre of the University of Oxford, UK, is offering a course in Health and Humanitarian Responses in Complex Emergencies. Complex emergencies can result in movements of populations, widespread malnutrition, disease, mental illness, suffering and other outcomes that trigger humanitarian responses from a wide range of national and international actors. Many deleterious outcomes of complex emergencies could be prevented through effective programming directed toward physical and psychological health and well-being. The course presents critical examination of the normative frameworks for humanitarian responses in addressing the health and well-being of populations in complex emergencies. Alternative approaches to complex emergencies are also presented and assessed. Course topics include: Appropriate assessments of population health and well-being; Community mobilisation; Health services; Food security and nutritional maintenance; Health considerations for shelter and site planning; Water and sanitation; Relationship between health and human rights. The course is suitable for experienced practitioners, graduate researchers, parliamentarians and staff, government officials, personnel of inter-governmental and non-governmental organisations. It is convened by Dawn Chatty, Professor of Anthropology and Forced Migration and Director of the RSC; instructors are Paul Kadetz, Assistant Professor and Convenor, BSC Global Public Health, Leiden University College, The Hague; Holly Scheib, Director of Global Consulting Services for Sage Consulting Incorporated. The fee is £350.
www.rsc.ox.ac.uk

9/10-12 December: The SRHE Newer Researchers' Conference takes place on 9 December, and the SRHE Annual Research Conference on 10-12 December, in Newport, South Wales, UK, organised by the Society for Research into Higher Education on the theme Inspiring Future Generations: Embracing Plurality and Difference in Higher Education. Research domains are: Academic practice, work, careers and cultures; Access and widening participation; The digital university and new learning technologies; Employability, enterprise and graduate careers; Higher education policy; International contexts and perspectives; Learning, teaching and assessment; Management, leadership, governance and quality; Student experiences.
www.srhe.ac.uk

10-12 December: STE 2014, the 3rd Sustainability, Technology and Education 2014 conference, takes place in New Taipei City, Taiwan. Broad areas of the event, each with many topics, are: Sustainability and leadership; Sustainability and green IT; Sustainability and education.
sustainability-conf.org

By 12 December; 26-28 March: EBW2015, the 3rd International Conference on E-Technologies and Business on the Web takes place at the ESG Management School, Paris, France in March, focusing on Interdisciplinary Conference on Digital Business and Consumer Behaviour. Many conference topics, from Applications of e-commerce service to XML-based languages. Submission deadline 12 December.
www.oecd.org

12-14 December: CSCESM 2014, the International Conference on Computer Science, Computer Engineering and Social Media, takes place in Thessaloniki, Greece, in December. More than 40 topics. Submission deadline 12 October.
sdiwc.net

13-14 December: EPHH 2014, the 2014 International Conference on Environmental Protection and Human Health, takes place in Wuhan, China, in December. More than 50 topics under broad headings Environmental pollution and human health; Environmental protection; Sustainable ecological development. Submissions deadline 30 September.
www.ephh2014.org

By 15 December; 17-19 April: ICIPCE-2015, the 2015 International Conference on Information Processing and Control Engineering, takes place in Moscow, Russia, in April, sponsored by Science and Engineering Institute, Bauman Moscow State Technical University, Russia, Nanjing University of Science & Technology, China, and Sino-Russian Joint Laboratory ‘Intelligent Control Systems’. The conference provides a platform for researchers, engineers, academics and industrial professionals to present research results and development activities in information processing and control engineering; and to exchange new ideas and application experiences to establish business or research relations and find global partners for future collaboration. ~Submissions deadline 15 December.
icipce.org

25-26 December: AMSIE 2014, the International Conference on Advanced Management Science and Information Engineering, takes place in Hong Kong, China, in December. Conference topics are: Management Engineering - Tourism management; Modern marketing management; Public management; Enterprise management; Information Engineering – Mobile technology; Information technology and globalisation; Geographical information systems; Optical fibre communication; Nanotechnology. Paper submission deadline 22 September.
www.amsie2014.org

29 March – 1 April: ACE-ID 2015, the Asian Conference on Education and International Development, takes place in Osaka, Japan in March/April, organised by IAFOR, the International Academic Forum, in partnership with its global affiliates, on the theme Education, Power and Empowerment: Education as an Instrument of Global Transformation. Conference streams are: Education and socio-economic development; Education and development: local and global/domestic and international; Education: public and private partnerships; Economics and management of education; Literacy: poverty and sustainability. Abstracts submission deadline 1 December.
iafor.org

By 31 March; 14-17 April: The 15th International Academic Conference and the 3rd Economics and Finance Conference take place in Rome, Italy, organised by IISES, the International Institute of Social and Economic Sciences. Conference tracks for the IAC are: Business and economics; Quantitative methods; Social sciences and humanities; Teaching and education; Health and welfare; Environment and sustainable development; Law in society; Energy resources and policy. Tracks for the EFC are: Microeconomics; Macroeconomics; Labour economics; International Economics; Finance and Banking. Paper submissions deadlines 31 March. IISES is a society of economists, social scientists and educators founded to promote education and scientific research.
www.iises.net

1-3 April: ISEP 2015, the 2015 International Symposium on Education and Psychology takes place in Kuala Lumpeur, Malaysia, in April. Nearly 60 topics, broad themes of Child and family education; Education policy and administration; Education theory and practice; Others; Psychology. Abstract/paper submission deadline 1 November.
tw-knowledge.org

13-15 April: The 27th Annual DIA EuroMeeting takes place in Paris, France, organised by DIA, the Global Forum for Therapeutic Innovation and Regulatory Science. For the first time the meeting is organised in parallel with the Clinical Forum, bringing together professionals and companies from Europe and beyond, from the biopharmaceutical industry, contract research and service organisations, academic research centres, regulatory agencies, health ministries and patient organisations.
www.diahome.org

14-17 April: The 15th International Academic Conference and the 3rd Economics and Finance Conference take place in Rome, Italy, organised by IISES, the International Institute of Social and Economic Sciences. Conference tracks for the IAC are: Business and economics; Quantitative methods; Social sciences and humanities; Teaching and education; Health and welfare; Environment and sustainable development; Law in society; Energy resources and policy. Tracks for the EFC are: Microeconomics; Macroeconomics; Labour economics; International Economics; Finance and Banking. Paper submissions deadlines 31 March. IISES is a society of economists, social scientists and educators founded to promote education and scientific research.
www.iises.net

2015

By 1 January; 30 April – 3 May: ACTC2015, the Asian Conference on Technology in the Classroom, and ACLL2015, the Asian Conference on Language Learning, take place in Osaka, Japan, in April/May. The theme for both conferences is Integrated Practices: Creating Experiences to Enhance Learning. ACTC has 30 streams from Beyond Web 2.0 to Wikis, blogs and online journals; ACLL has 33 streams from Alternative assessment to Translation and interpretation. Registration for either conference allows participants to attend sessions in the other. Abstracts submission deadline for both conferences is 1 January.
iafor.org
iafor.org

4-8 January: The 2015 International Education Conference sponsored by the Clute Institute takes place in Maui, Hawaii, in January, providing a forum for faculty and administrators to share proven and innovative methods in teaching at all levels of education. Topics include: Accreditation, Arts and humanities, Blended education, Business education, Contemporary issues in education, Curriculum, Distance education, E-learning, Early education, Engineering education, ESL, Health education, Higher education, International education, K-12 education, Language education, Professional development, Science education, Secondary education, Special education, Social sciences, Teacher education, Teaching methods, Tenure. Abstracts/papers deadline 3 December.
www.cluteinstitute.com

9-10 January: ICAI 2015, the International Conference for Academic Institutions 2015, takes place at Mahatma Mandir, Gandhinagar, Gujarat, India. The conference aims to act as a catalyst for universities in Gujarat to build international relationships with foreign institutions for promoting long-term sustainable strategic partnerships in the areas of education process, research activities, faculty and student exchange, knowledge exchange and universities’ capacity building.
www.vibrantgujarat.com

By 15 January; 20-22 May: The 10th e-Learning Africa conference takes place in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, in May, organised by ICWE GmbH, the Ministry of Communication and Information Technology of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia, on the theme Enriching Tomorrow. Topics include innovative funding strategies, citizen empowerment, ICT4E in critical industries and open knowledge, and the event highlights the best of African innovation. Sub-themes are: Investing in skills; Post-2015: developing and implementing policy; The age of openness; Local cultures, diversity and ICT; Tomorrow’s ICT; Developing ICT competence. Proposals deadline 15 January.
www.elearning-africa.com

16-17 January: MECA 2015, the 2015 International Conference on Management Engineering and Computer Application, takes place in Phuket, Thailand, in January. More than 130 topics under the broad headings of Management engineering and engineering management; Information technology and application; Multimedia, communication technology and application; and Computational intelligence and application. Proposals deadline 25 October.
www.meca2015.org

16-17 January: AICA2015, the 2015 International Conference on Artificial Intelligence and Control Automation takes place in January on Phuket Island, Thailand. Numerous topics under broad themes Artificial intelligence and application; Mechanical and manufacture engineering; Automation and control engineering. Submissions deadline 25 October.
www.aica2015.org

16-17 January: TMTA2015, the 2015 International Conference on Testing and Measurement: Techniques and Applications, takes place in January in Phuket Island, Thailand. More than 20 topics, from Acoustic and ultrasonic measures to Test theories and its application, and others on computer science. Paper submissions deadline 15 October.
www.tmta2015.org

18-20 January: IBMSGS’2015, the International BioMetrics & Smart Government Summit, takes place in Sousse, Tunisia, in January. Many conference tracks. Submissions deadline 1 August.
www.ibmsgs.org

18-20 January: ICCVIA2015, the International Conference on Computer Vision and Image Analysis takes place in Sousse, Tunisia, in January. Broad conference topics include: Image formation and preprocessing; Image and video analysis; Image and video understanding; Industrial applications and services for image processing; Motion, tracking and stereo vision, Human-computer interaction; Intelligent environments; Multimedia; Intelligent robots; Image processing and computer vision; Machine learning and pattern recognition; Industrial applications for computer vision. Submissions deadline 1 August.
www.iccvip.org

20-22 January: 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

27-28 January: iLearning Forum Paris 2015 takes place in the French capital, for e-learning, training, human resources and talent management professionals. Exhibitions, conferences and products workshops present the latest international innovations in e-learning – simulations, interactive video, serious games, skills and management applications, contents tools development, social learning, mobile learning and more. Access free.
www.ilearningforum.org

29 January: The Westminster Higher Education Forum on Implementing the Science and Innovation Strategy takes place in London, UK, bringing together policymakers and stakeholders of the government’s strategy to discuss likely impact of the proposals and challenges for putting policy into practice. Topics are expected to focus on priorities for public spending on science, efforts to boost private investment in R&D and further steps government can take to support business and university collaboration to increase commercialisation of UK research. Guest of Honour is Rt Hon David Willetts MP, Minister of State for Universities and Science, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills. The seminar is supported by Axillium Research.
www.westminsterforumprojects.co.uk

By 29 January; 16-17 May: ERSEP2015, the International Conference on Ecological Resources and Environmental Protection, takes place in Guangzhou, China, in May. Conference themes are: Ecological engineering; Ecology civilisation construction; National resources management; Climatic resources; Production of waste disposal; Recycling of resources. All papers will be published by DEStech publications and submitted to ISTP for indexing. Excellent papers will be recommended for publication by SCI Periodicals. Papers submissions deadline 29 January.
www.ersep2015.org

By 31 January; 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

1-3 February: The 3rd Dubai International Conference in Higher Education takes place in Knowledge Village Dubai, UAE, in February, organised by Michigan State University in Dubai. Conference themes are: Education, employability and employment: the vital bridge; Maintaining quality while widening access: squaring the circle; Innovation in teaching and learning: connecting with today’s learners. Abstracts and proposals deadline 6 November.
www.cvent.com

5-6 February: The 8th World Universities Forum takes place in Savannah, Georgia, USA, with special focus on ‘The economics of higher education’. Conference themes are: Teaching and learning; research and knowledge formation; University administration; The university and the community.
ontheuniversity.com

8-10 February: The AACSB Deans Conference takes place in San Diego, California, USA, organised by AACSB International, the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. More than 500 deans and heads of higher education business institutions from up to 45 countries consistently attend the international forum which presents thought-provoking sessions from top business leaders and educators.
www.aacsb.edu

By 10 February; 25-27 March: The 10th Annual Education and Development Conference takes place in Bangkok, Thailand, in March, organised by Tomorrow People Organization. Nearly 40 topics, from Adult education to Vocational education and training. Proposals are accepted on a rolling admission basis, final deadline 10 February.
www.ed-conference.org

11-13 February: IUNC North America 2015, the International Universities Networking Conference Pathway to Transnational Education, takes place in Washington DC. The event is organised with the aim of connecting top educators from all over the world who would like to establish cooperation with universities and colleges in the USA and Canada. Topics of interest include: Trends of international education and latest HE analytics; Effective ways of cooperation between universities; Recruitment technologies; State scholarship programmes. For other IUNC events see 4-5 March, 18-21 April and 5-8 May.
www.iunc.net

By 13 February; 20-21 February: The 2015 Winter Global Online/Distance Education Symposium takes place in Los Angeles, California, USA, organised by the University of Riverside. Numerous topics from Assessment/evaluation to Visual literacy. Final abstracts deadline 13 February.
www.uofriverside.com

16 February: The Globalizing the Business Curriculum seminar takes place in Tampa, Florida, USA, in the ‘Curriculum Development Series’ of AACSB International, the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. The seminar is designed to accompany the recent AACSB report Global Management Education in assisting business schools to globalise their curriculum. The AACSB report serves as a guide for the seminar which explores the challenges of tailoring business school curriculum to meet the demands of an increasingly competitive and dynamic global business environment.
www.aacsb.edu

16-18 February: The HBMSU Annual Conference Innovation Arabia 8 Innovate, Collaborate and Differentiate: Honouring the Past, Treasuring the Present and Shaping the Future takes place in Dubai-UAE in February, under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maltou, Crown Prince of Dubai and President of the Hamdan Bin Mohammed Smart University. The conference focuses on the sectors of Quality and business management; E-learning excellence; Health and environment; Islamic banking and finance. Abstracts deadline 15 October.
www.innovationarabia.ae

17 February: The Critical Thinking seminar takes place in Tampa, Florida, in the ‘Curriculum Development Series’ of AACSB International, the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. The seminar helps participants differentiate between two principal approaches to critical thinking: one focusing on overcoming logical fallacies and other focusing on overcoming biases in problem formulation.
www.aacsb.edu

19 February: The Experiential Learning seminar takes place in Tampa, Florida, in the ‘Curriculum Development Series’ of AACSB International, the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. It focuses on how to teach project-based learning and integrate it into a curriculum. Tools and templates to use for effective teaching and learning are presented.
www.aacsb.edu

19 February: The Developing Leaders and Impactful Communication seminar takes place in Tampa, Florida, in the ‘Leading in the Academic Enterprise Series’ of AACSB International, the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. Participants learn techniques for developing the next generation of leaders to support succession planning. A variety of practices for recruitment, development and retention of faculty and staff are addressed, as well as effective ways to assess and evaluate faculty and staff.
www.aacsb.edu

By 19 February; 22-26 March: The 2015 International Education Conference takes place in San Juan, Puerto Rico, in March, organised by the Clute Institute. The aim of the conference is to provide an opportunity for researchers to present their ideas, proposals or completed research. More than 20 suggested topics, from Accreditation to Tenure via E-learning, Higher education and International education. Initial submissions deadline 19 February.
www.cluteinstitute.com

20-21 February: The 2015 Winter Global Online/Distance Education Symposium takes place in Los Angeles, California, USA, organised by the University of Riverside. Numerous topics from Assessment/evaluation to Visual literacy. Final abstracts deadline 13 February.
www.uofriverside.com

23-24 February: The 11th International Conference on Technology, Knowledge and Society takes place at the University of California at Berkeley, USA, in February, focusing on “Big data and the politics of participation in a digital age”. Conference themes are: Technologies for human use; Technologies for learning; Technologies in community; Technologies for common knowledge. Proposals for in-person presentations deadline 11 November.
techandsoc.com

25 February: The conference Addressing the STEM Skills Gap – Progression to University, Employer Engagement and Postgrad Training takes place in London, England, organised by the Westminster Higher Education Forum. The event is timed to follow publication of the ‘one year on’ report of the Perkins’ Review of Engineering Skills, and assesses progress made by the sector to close the STEM (science, technology, engineering, maths) skills gap by encouraging more young people to study these subjects and take up careers in related industries.
www.westminsterforumprojects.co.uk

25-27 February: The joint PL4SD and Eurostudent-V conference The Social Dimension in Higher Education takes place at the Vienna University of Economics and Business, Austria, organised by Eurostudent and the Peer Learning Initiative for the Social Dimension, a three-year project funded by the European Commission’s Lifelong Learning Programme. The conference presents the results of the Eurostudent-V report, looking at the economic and social living conditions of student life in Europe, and best practices from PL4SD. Conference topics are: Study and work; student services; lifelong learning; student financing; student guidance/counselling; national strategies in higher education; mature students; continuation of studies; grants/loans; gender; urban/rural origin; gender; students in different HE institutions; students with children; students’ future plans; retention and success; migration background; students in different fields of study; students with disabilities; non-traditional students; assessment of studies; socio-economic background; underrepresented groups; access; graduation and transition. Abstracts deadline extended to 1 October.
socialdimension-he.eu
www.pl4sd.eu
www.pl4sd.eu

By 28 February; 29 April – 1 May: TAEECE 2015, the 3rd International Conference on Technological Advances in Electrical, Electronics and Computer Engineering, takes place at Lebanese University, Faculty of Engineering, Beirut, Lebanon in April/May. Many topics; submissions deadline 28 February.
iunc.net

By 28 February; 29 April – 1 May: DICTAP2015, the 5th International Conference on Digital Information and Communication Technology and its Applications, takes place at Lebanese University, Faculty of Engineering, Beirut, Lebanon, in April/May. Many topics, from Algorithms, architecture and infrastructures to XML and other extensible languages. Submissions deadline 28 February.
sdiwc.net

2-4 March: The AACSB B-School Communications and Development Symposium takes place in Atlanta, Georgia, USA, organised by AACSB International, the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. The event covers areas such as branding, budgeting, strategic communications, donor development, social networking and the latest trends and challenges shaping communication development and alumni relation efforts at universities worldwide.
www.aacsb.edu

2-4 March: INTED2015, the 9th International Technology, Education and Development Conference, takes place in Madrid, Spain, in March, for the latest development in the field of teaching and learning methodologies, educational projects and innovations, and new technologies applied to education and research. Many topics for debate under broad areas of: 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. Abstract submissions deadline 4 December.
iated.org

4-5 March: IUNC Latin America 2015, the International Universities Networking Conference Expanding HE Opportunities takes place in Sao Paulo, Brazil, with special emphasis on university collaboration between HEIs and language schools around the world with the BRICS countries and major education hubs of the 21st century. Topics include: Trends of international education and latest HE analytics; Effective ways of cooperation between universities; Recruitment technologies; State scholarship programmes. For other IUNC events see 18-21 April and 5-7 May.
www.iunc.net

6-7 March; 13-14 March: The short course Palestine Refugees and International Law is organised by the Refugee Studies Centre of the Oxford Department of International Development of Oxford University, at the British Institute, Amman, Jordan on 6-7 March, and the Asfari Institute, American University of Beirut, Lebanon, on 13-14 March. The course places the Palestinian refugee case study within the broader context of the international human rights regime, and examines within a human rights framework the policies and practices of Middle Eastern states as they impinge upon Palestinian refugees. Through a mix of lectures, working group exercises and interactive sessions, participants engage actively and critically with the contemporary debates in international law and analyse the specific context of Palestinian refugees in the Middle East (Lebanon, Syria, Jordan, the West Bank, Gaza and Israel). Instructors are Dawn Chatty, Professor of Anthropology and Forced Migration, Refugee Studies Centre; and Susan M Akram, Clinical professor, Boston University School of Law. The fee is £350. The course is also an optional module within the International Summer School in Forced Migration; candidates may wish to attend the Summer School (see second link).
www.rsc.ox.ac.uk
www.rsc.ox.ac.uk

8-10 March: IICE2015, the IAFOR International Conference on Education, takes place in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, in March, organised by IAFOR, the International Academic Forum in conjunction with its international partners on the theme Education, Power and Empowerment: Developing Transnational Spaces. The conference is one of a series of five held in 2015 on the theme, at which participants explore and question the transnational spaces of education and the power relations attached to them. Sub-themes are: Transnational or international? – Developing new spaces of learning; Education, power and globalisation; Developing transnational spaces of education; Challenges of literacy and communication in transnational spaces; Education and transnational spaces: power and disempowerment. Submissions deadline 1 November.
iafor.org

9-11 March: The AACSB Assessment Conference: Driving Accountability and Innovation takes place in Austin, Texas, USA, organised by AACSB International, the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. The diverse and informative event explores current trends and global best practices in assurance of learning (AoL) and assessment, giving an in-depth look into the 2013 AACSB Accreditation Standards and the impact they will have on AoL in preparation for business schools’ initial or maintenance of accreditation visit.
www.aacsb.edu

9-10 March: GSE2015, the 3rd Global Summit on Education, takes place in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, in March, on the theme Trends and Challenges in Education. Topics are: Pedagogy; Curriculum and instruction; Distance education; Educational leadership; Educational psychology; Educational technology; Religious education; Special needs education; Technical and vocational education; Language education. Abstracts deadline 1 December.
worldconferences.net

11-13 March: The 11th Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Forum and Exhibition for South-East Europe takes place in Sofia, Bulgaria. The event, organised by Via Expo, promotes the latest energy developments and encourages their large-scale implementation in South-East Europe and foreign investment in the regional economy.
viaexpo.com

11-13 March: The Save the Planet - Waste Management and Recycling Exhibition and Conference takes place in Sofia, Bulgaria, organised by Via Expo, to encourage waste and recycling technology transfer to South-East Europe. Its scope encompasses waste collection and treatment, transportation, landfill management and operations, waste-to-energy and recycling, services.
viaexpo.com

11-13 March: The international Exhibition and Conference Smart Cities: Intelligent Buildings, Energy, Mobility, ICT and Emergency Management takes place in Sofia, Bulgaria, organised by Via Expo, and focused on sustainable urban development in the South-East Europe market.
viaexpo.com

13-14 March: The short course Palestine Refugees and International Law is organised by the Refugee Studies Centre of the Oxford Department of International Development of Oxford University, at the British Institute, Amman, Jordan on 6-7 March, and the Asfari Institute, American University of Beirut, Lebanon, on 13-14 March. The course places the Palestinian refugee case study within the broader context of the international human rights regime, and examines within a human rights framework the policies and practices of Middle Eastern states as they impinge upon Palestinian refugees. Through a mix of lectures, working group exercises and interactive sessions, participants engage actively and critically with the contemporary debates in international law and analyse the specific context of Palestinian refugees in the Middle East (Lebanon, Syria, Jordan, the West Bank, Gaza and Israel). Instructors are Dawn Chatty, Professor of Anthropology and Forced Migration, Refugee Studies Centre; and Susan M Akram, Clinical professor, Boston University School of Law. The fee is £350. The course is also an optional module within the International Summer School in Forced Migration; candidates may wish to attend the Summer School (see second link).
www.rsc.ox.ac.uk
www.rsc.ox.ac.uk

22-26 March: The 2015 International Education Conference takes place in San Juan, Puerto Rico, in March, organised by the Clute Institute. The aim of the conference is to provide an opportunity for researchers to present their ideas, proposals or completed research. More than 20 suggested topics, from Accreditation to Tenure via E-learning, Higher education and International education. Initial submissions deadline 19 February.
www.cluteinstitute.com

25-27 March: The 10th Annual Education and Development Conference takes place in Bangkok, Thailand, in March, organised by Tomorrow People Organization. Nearly 40 topics, from Adult education to Vocational education and training. Proposals are accepted on a rolling admission basis, final deadline 10 February.
www.ed-conference.org

26 March: The conference The Future for Open Access and the Move Towards Open Data takes place in London, UK, organised by the Westminster Higher Education Forum with support of Elsevier. It is timed to follow the publication of Research Councils UK review of the impact of open access so far, and focuses on key remaining implementation issues as well as looking forward to next steps for policy in light of the UK government’s stated aim of adopting an open data culture for public funded research.
www.westminsterforumprojects.co.uk

26-28 April: ICAM 2015, the AACSB International Conference and Annual Meeting, takes place in Tampa, Florida, USA, organised by AACSB International, the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. More than 1,300 thought leaders, researchers, business experts and educators including participants from 580 business schools in 55+ countries take part every year, to explore global perspectives on the future of management education.
www.aacsb.edu

13-15 April: The 27th Annual DIA EuroMeeting takes place in Paris, France, organised by DIA, the Global Forum for Therapeutic Innovation and Regulatory Science. For the first time the meeting is organised in parallel with the Clinical Forum, bringing together professionals and companies from Europe and beyond, from the biopharmaceutical industry, contract research and service organisations, academic research centres, regulatory agencies, health ministries and patient organisations.
www.diahome.org

16-17 April: The 2015 STEM Conference takes place in Cleveland, Ohio, USA, in April, bringing together educators and professionals working in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics to share latest research, experiences and educational tools to strengthen K-12 STEM education. Tracks include: Adding value to STEM education through public/private partnerships; Bridging the gender and ethnic divide in STEM fields; Enlarging the STEM pipeline; Measuring success in STEM education; Knowing when to use technology in the classroom. Abstracts submission deadline 1 December.
www.stemcon.net

17-19 April: ICIPCE-2015, the 2015 International Conference on Information Processing and Control Engineering, takes place in Moscow, Russia, in April, sponsored by Science and Engineering Institute, Bauman Moscow State Technical University, Russia, Nanjing University of Science & Technology, China, and Sino-Russian Joint Laboratory ‘Intelligent Control Systems’. The conference provides a platform for researchers, engineers, academics and industrial professionals to present research results and development activities in information processing and control engineering; and to exchange new ideas and application experiences to establish business or research relations and find global partners for future collaboration. ~Submissions deadline 15 December.
icipce.org

18-21 April: IUNC Middle East and Africa 2015, the International Universities Networking Conference Cognitive Approach to IHE takes place in Dubai, UAE, focusing on internationalising higher education in Africa and the Middle East, covering the economically diverse MENA region, the ambitious BRICS education market player South Africa and other African countries that have entered the global HE market or are on the way to doing so. For another IUNC event see 5-8 May.
www.iunc.net

22-24 April: ET4Online, the 8th Annual Emerging Technologies for Online Learning International Symposium, takes place in Dallas, Texas, USA, in April, organised by the Online Learning Consortium (formerly Sloan Consortium) and MERLOT. Conference tracks on: Organisation, leadership and challenges for innovation; Learning environments and frameworks; Open and collaborative education; Evidence-based learning and assessment; Effective teaching and learning pedagogy; Technology test kitchen. Presentations deadline 1 December.
onlinelearningconsortium.org

22-24 April: ICEPL 2015, the International Conference on Education, Psychology and Liberal Arts takes place in Taipei, Taiwan, in April, sponsored by International Business Academic Consortium, Knowledge Association of Taiwan, National Taipei University and Shih Chien University. Nearly 100 topics; abstract/paper submission deadline 15 November.
icepl2015.conf.tw

23 April: The seminar Next Steps for the Research Excellence Framework takes place in London, UK, organised by the Westminster Higher Education Forum. It is scheduled to follow publication of the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF), the system by which the quality of research from UK higher education institutions is assessed – with significant implications for public funding for universities’ research, for benchmarking and for academic reputation. Planned discussion will focus on the outcomes of the 2014 REF cycle and the impact they will have on universities going forward as well as looking ahead to the design and implementation of the next REF.
www.westminsterforumprojects.co.uk

By 24 April; 1-2 May: The 2015 Fall 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); papers submission deadline 24 April. Related conferences take place 7-8 August 2015; 13-14 November 2015.
www.uofriverside.com

26-28 April: ICAM 2015, the AACSB International Conference and Annual Meeting, takes place in Tampa, Florida, USA, organised by AACSB International, the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. More than 1,300 thought leaders, researchers, business experts and educators including participants from 580 business schools in 55+ countries take part every year, to explore global perspectives on the future of management education.
www.aacsb.edu

29 April – 1 May: TAEECE 2015, the 3rd International Conference on Technological Advances in Electrical, Electronics and Computer Engineering, takes place at Lebanese University, Faculty of Engineering, Beirut, Lebanon in April/May. Many topics; submissions deadline 28 February.
iunc.net

29 April – 1 May: DICTAP2015, the 5th International Conference on Digital Information and Communication Technology and its Applications, takes place at Lebanese University, Faculty of Engineering, Beirut, Lebanon, in April/May. Many topics, from Algorithms, architecture and infrastructures to XML and other extensible languages. Submissions deadline 28 February.
sdiwc.net

30 April – 3 May: ACTC2015, the Asian Conference on Technology in the Classroom, and ACLL2015, the Asian Conference on Language Learning, take place in Osaka, Japan, in April/May. The theme for both conferences is Integrated Practices: Creating Experiences to Enhance Learning. ACTC has 30 streams from Beyond Web 2.0 to Wikis, blogs and online journals; ACLL has 33 streams from Alternative assessment to Translation and interpretation. Registration for either conference allows participants to attend sessions in the other. Abstracts submission deadline for both conferences is 1 January.
iafor.org
iafor.org

1-2 May: The 2014 Fall 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 conferences take place 7-8 August; 13-14 November.
www.uofriverside.com

5-8 May: IUNC Eurasia 2015, the IV Annual International Universities Networking Conference, takes place in Moscow, Russia, on the theme Eurasia. The event focuses on the region’s latest news and analytics, market demands and cooperation possibilities, and highlights trends in the sphere of higher education in Eurasia, bringing together more than 200 universities from around the world. The conference aims to broaden relations between institutions from different countries and create a worldwide peer-level interaction network, with emphasis on collaboration with universities of Eurasia.
www.iunc.net

7-8 May: GMA VI, the IAU 6th Global Meeting of Associations, jointly organised by the International Association of Universities and the Association of African Universities, is hosted by the University of Ghana in Accra, Ghana, on the theme Private Participation in Higher Education: Today and Tomorrow?
www.iau-aiu.net

16-17 May: ERSEP2015, the International Conference on Ecological Resources and Environmental Protection, takes place in Guangzhou, China, in May. Conference themes are: Ecological engineering; Ecology civilisation construction; National resources management; Climatic resources; Production of waste disposal; Recycling of resources.
www.ersep2015.org

18-20 May: The AACSB Curriculum Conference: Re(Invent+Think+Design) takes place in St Louis, Missouri, USA, organised by AACSB International, the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. The conference features curricular initiatives to help business schools navigate an environment of intense competition, financial constraints, growing employer expectations and disruptive technologies. A diverse range of schools share content and best practices in critical areas of curriculum design and implementation.
www.aacsb.edu

20-22 May: The 10th e-Learning Africa conference takes place in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, in May, organised by ICWE GmbH, the Ministry of Communication and Information Technology of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia, on the theme Enriching Tomorrow. Topics include innovative funding strategies, citizen empowerment, ICT4E in critical industries and open knowledge, and the event highlights the best of African innovation. Sub-themes are: Investing in skills; Post-2015: developing and implementing policy; The age of openness; Local cultures, diversity and ICT; Tomorrow’s ICT; Developing ICT competence. Proposals deadline 15 January.
www.elearning-africa.com

21-22 May: ICTS 2015, the 17th International Conference on Transport Science, takes place in Portrož, Slovenia, organised by the Slovene Association of Transport Sciences, the University of Ljubljana Faculty of Maritime Studies and Transport and the University of Split Faculty of Maritime Studies. It brings together academic and professional experts to cover many aspects of transport. Working areas are: maritime sciences; logistics in transport; transport engineering and technology; transport economics, transport management, maritime and transport law, safety and security in transport; ecology in transport; transport optimisation; traffic and space; transport infrastructure; transport planning; urban transport; intermodal transport; intelligent transport systems; human resources in transport; educational aspects in transport; terminology in transport.
icts.sdzp.org

24-26 May: The AACSB Annual Accreditation Conference: Asia Pacific takes place in Shanghai, China, organised by AACSB International, the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. The event provides an opportunity to learn and understand the AACSB Accreditation Standards while gaining insight into the latest trends in Asia Pacific and global accreditation.
www.aacsb.edu

26-27 May: Chicago ICE, the 3rd Annual Chicago International Conference on Education, Putting the Pieces Together in Education, takes place in Chicago, Illinois, USA, in May. Topics are: Opening doors by overcoming socio-economic barriers in schools; Keeping up with curriculum design and implementation trends; The evolution of student assessment strategies and measurement tools; Teachers at the top of their game: training and professional development; The habits of highly innovative school leaders; Effective (and ineffective) use of educational technology; Achieving more with less: creative school budget strategies. Submissions deadline 26 November.
www.chicagoice.org

31 May – 2 June: The inaugural AACSB Annual Accreditation Conference: Europe, Middle East and Africa, takes place in Istanbul, Turkey, organised by AACSB International, the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. The conference presents the opportunity to learn and understand the AACSB Accreditation Standards while gaining insight into latest trends in the regions and global accreditation; and to discover the challenges schools in the regions face regarding accreditation and formulate solutions to help the accreditation community worldwide.
www.aacsb.edu

1-6 June: Science and You, a series of scientific and cultural events across the Lorraine region of France, is organised by the University of Lorraine. It features conferences, demonstrations and training events for scientists and for the general public. Contributions are invited – proposals deadline 15 September.
www.science-and-you.com

1-2 June: Going Global 2015 takes place in London, UK, in June organised by the British Council on the theme Connecting Cultures: Forging Futures. The premise is that the fusion of diverse cultures generates the creative force which is a major catalyst of cutting-edge innovation; and investment in connecting cultures produces a tangible return and measurable impact for the future. The conference explores this through three perspectives: National, regional and local cultures and the extent to which connecting people and ideas across these produces innovation and impact; Academic discipline and subject cultures including the impact of multidisciplinary teams of sciences, arts, social sciences &c., also different cultures of research, teaching and skills development; Organisational cultures, particularly those of universities and business, skills providers, NGOs, social and other enterprises. Proposals submission deadline 31 October.
www.britishcouncil.org

By 15 June: IAU, the International Association of Universities, has announced the opening of the competition, and invites submissions, for the 2014-15 IAU-Palgrave Macmillan Ltd Research Prize of £2,000, to be awarded to the author of the best essay on the theme Internationalisation of Higher Education: Moving beyond Mobility, which is linked to the theme of the IAU 2015 International Conference at the University of Siena, Italy, on 28-30 October. Authors of the research essays must be from IAU member institutions or organisations.
(competition)
(conference link)

17-19 June: PLATE Conference 2015, the first international conference examining Product Lifetimes And The Environment in the context of sustainability, is hosted by Nottingham Trent University, UK, in June. The event reviews current research on how and why increased product lifetimes have become an important element in resources efficiency, waste reduction and low carbon strategies for sustainability. The multi-disciplinary perspective includes design, geography, anthropology, business management, economics, marketing and consumer behaviour; sociology; politics. Conference themes include: Design approaches to product longevity; The role of product longevity in resource efficiency and waste reduction; Strategies for product lifetime optimisation; Cultural perspectives on the throwaway society; Business opportunities, economic implications and marketing strategies; Consumer influences on product lifetimes; Policies, regulation and legislation. Submissions deadline 19 September.
www.ntu.ac.uk

29 June – 3 July: The International Conference on Advances in Functional Materials takes place at Stony Brook University, Long Island, New York, USA, in June-July. Many topics, divided into the symposia: Advances in multifunctional composite materials; Advances in thin films; Advances in polymers and ceramics; Advances in energy storage and conversion devices; Advances in biosensors and biomaterials; Advances in catalysis; Low dimensional, nano and 2D materials. Submissions deadline 15 November.
functionalmaterials.org

By 1 July 2015; 7-8 August 2015: 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); papers submission deadline 1 July. Related conference takes place 13-14 November 2015.
www.uofriverside.com

6-24 July: The Refugee Studies Centre of the Oxford Department of International Development at the University of Oxford is holding its International Summer School in Forced Migration in Oxford, UK. It fosters dialogue between academics, practitioners and policy-makers working to improve the situation of refugees and forced migrants; and offers an intensive, interdisciplinary and participative approach to the study of forced migration and aims to enable people working with refugees and other forced migrants to reflect critically on the forces and institutions that dominate the world of the displaced.
www.rsc.ox.ac.uk

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

8-10 July: The 22nd International Conference of Europeanists takes place at Sciences Po, Paris, France, organised by the Council for European Studies at Columbia University, New York, on the theme Contradictions: Envisioning European Futures. Proposals deadline 10 October.
councilforeuropeanstudies.org

9-11 July: The 22nd International Conference on Learning takes place at the Universidad San Pablo CEU, Madrid, Spain, in July, organised by The Learner Knowledge Community and focusing on the question What Counts as Learning? Big Data, Little Data, Evidence and Assessment. Themes are: Pedagogy and curriculum; Assessment and evaluation; Educational organisation and leadership; Early childhood learning; Learning in higher education; Adult, community and professional learning; Learner diversity and identities; Technologies in learning; Literacies learning; Science, mathematics and technology learning. Current abstracts proposals deadline (organised in monthly rounds) 2 September.
thelearner.com

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

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

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 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

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

By 6 November; 13-14 November: The 2015 Fall 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); papers submission deadline 6 November.
www.uofriverside.com

13-14 November: The 2015 Fall 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).
www.uofriverside.com

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