The 6th Tsinghua IOE & the 5th HERA Conference Doctoral Student Forum 2017 Tsinghua University, Beijing, China

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With the rapid social and economic development in Asia, Asian higher education plays an increasingly influential role in the 21st century. Most of the Asian countries/areas are involved in the globalization of higher education, while at the same time seek to reflect and explore their own characteristics and traditions. By these means, Asian countries/areas contribute their wisdoms to global higher education development.

To explore the experiences of Asian higher education development, the Institute of Education at Tsinghua University and the Asian Higher Education Research Association will jointly hold a doctoral student forum in April 22th, 2017, Beijing, China. In setting “The rise of Asian Higher Education in the 21st century: Globalization and Localization” as the theme of this year’s forum, we direct attention to the current trends and studies in higher education. In the meantime, we hope the forum could enhance the cooperation and communication between doctoral students and facilitate their academic development. The details of the call for papers are as follows:


1. Theme of the Forum

The theme of this forum is “The Rise of Asian Higher Education in the 21st Century: Globalization and Localization”. Papers on the following topics are invited: 

l Strategies and practices of higher education internationalization in Asian countries/areas;

l Features of higher education development in Asian countries/areas;

l Strategies and practices in building world-class universities in Asian countries/areas;

l “The Belt and Road Initiatives” and regional higher education development;

l Cultivation of talents with global and international competence;

l Other related topics.


2. Paper Submission

(1) Submission Requirements

Papers submitted to this forum must be academic research papers related to the forum theme. The presenter must be the major contributor or solo-author of the paper. Both published and unpublished papers are welcomed.

Please submit the full paper to thuphdforum@163.com by March 5th, 2017.

Please submit two copies of the paper: one with author information, the other anonymous.  

 (2) Manuscript Guidelines

l Language: English or Chinese

l Format: APA 6th or CMS 16th

l Length:

      English manuscript: less than 25 pages;

      Chinese manuscript: less than 8000 words.

l The manuscript should include title, abstract, and keywords.


(3) Review and Acceptance

All papers will be double-blind reviewed by scholars in relevant fields. Accepted papers will be included in the proceedings of the 6th Tsinghua IOE & the 5th HERA Conference Doctoral Student Forum, and will be invited for oral presentation or poster in the forum. Submitted papers will be reviewed on a rolling basis, and the notification of acceptance will be sent out once the decision is made. Please submit your paper at your earliest convenience. The arrangement of oral presentations and posters will be announced in mid-March, 2017.


3. Date and Venue

Date: April 22th, 2017

Venue: Tsinghua University, Beijing, China


4. Other issues

(1) There is no registration fee for the forum. The committee will provide free accommodation of 2 nights (April 21th & 22th) to overseas presenters. Please fill in the form in the appendix and send it along with your paper submission if you need a room.

(2) The forum proceedings are intended for internal use only. The papers can be published in any periodical before or after this forum.


5. Contact us

For any further queries, please contact us via thuphdforum@163.com.


The Committee of 6th Tsinghua IOE & the 5th HERA Conference

Doctoral Student Forum

January 10th, 2017









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