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Performance and Quality Management Challenges in Higher Education

Call for Papers

Nowadays higher education institutions all over the globe face the influences of fast changing systems, either social or technical. On one hand, a higher education institution should ensure stability and predictability of its functioning; on the other hand, it has to adapt promptly to ever faster and bigger changes in its closer and wider surroundings.

The special issue of Education Research International on contemporary challenges, practices, and priorities in higher education warmly welcomes the submissions of papers delving into the current state of the art in higher education. The main aim of the special issue is to provide in-depth knowledge in the form of original work, review articles, and meta-analyses about the aspects that contribute to the quality functioning and development of higher education systems from different perspectives.

Potential topics include but are not limited to the following:

  • Quality and business excellence in higher education (management and leadership in HE institutions, performance management, accreditations, etc.)
  • Higher education financing and economics
  • Innovation and ICT development in higher education
  • Competencies for 21st century and internationalization of higher education
  • Autonomy, professionalism, and ethics in higher education
  • Social responsibility and sustainability practices in higher education

Authors can submit their manuscripts through the Manuscript Tracking System at

Submission DeadlineFriday, 6 July 2018
Publication DateNovember 2018

Papers are published upon acceptance, regardless of the Special Issue publication date.

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