CHER 29th annual Conference
The 29th CHER Conference took place from 5 to 7 September 2016, was organized by Lucy Cavendish College, University of Cambridge, and took place in Cambridge, United Kingdom.
Theme: The University as a Critical Institution?


CHER 28th annual Conference
The 28th CHER Conference took place from 7 to 9 September 2015, was organized by ISEG – School of Economics and Management, Universidade de Lisboa, and CIPES – Centre for Research in Higher
Education Policies, and took place in Lisbon, Portugal.
Theme: Global Challenges, National Initiatives, and Institutional Responses – The Transformation of Higher Education


CHER 27th annual Conference
The CHER 27th annual Conference took place from 8 to 10 September 2014, was organized by the CERIS (Institute for Research on Firms and Growth) of the CNR (National Research Council), and took place in Rome, Italy.
Theme: Universities in transition: shifting institutional and organizational boundaries.


CHER 26th annual Conference
Lausanne, Switzerland
9-11 September 2013
The Roles of Higher Education and Research in the Fabric of Societies
Announcement and Call for Papers


CHER 25nd annual Conference
Belgrade (Serbia),
9-12 September 2012
Higher Education and Social Dynamics


CHER 24nd annual Conference
Reykjavik, Iceland
23-25 June 2011
Prospects for Higher Education in the 21st Century
Research, Ideas and policy
Venue: University of Iceland, School of Education


CHER 23nd annual Conference
Oslo, 10-12 June 2010
Effects of Higher Education Reforms


CHER 22nd annual Conference
Porto, 10-12 September 2009
Public Vices, Private Benefits?
Assessing the role of markets in higher education


21st annual CHER Conference
11-13 September 2008 in Pavia, Italy.
"Excellence and Diversity in Higher Education. Meanings, Goals, and Instruments."


August, 30 - September, 01, 2007
in Dublin, Ireland
"The Research Mission of the University"

September 07-09 2006
in Kassel, Germany
"Systems Convergence and Institutional Diversity?"

September 01-03 2005
in Jyväskylä, Finland
"Higher Education: The Cultural Dimension - Innovative Cultures, Norms and Values"

September, 17-19, 2004
CHER meeting in Enschede, The Netherlands
"Public-Private Dynamics in Higher Education:
Expectations, Developments and Outcomes"

September, 4-6, 2003
CHER meeting in Porto, Portugal
"Reform and Change in Higher Education: Renewed expectations and improved performance?"

September 5-7, 2002
CHER meeting in Vienna, Austria
"Higher Education in the Global Age"

September 2-4, 2001
CHER meeting in Dijon, France
"Higher Education and Its Clients:
Institutional Responses to Changes in Demand and in Environment"

September, 14-16, 2000
CHER meeting in Lancaster, United Kingdom
"The Institutional Dimension:
Organizational Aspects in Higher Education Research"

June, 17-19, 1999
CHER meeting in Oslo, Norway
'The Research Function in Higher Education'

September, 3-5, 1998
CHER meeting in Kassel, Germany
'Higher Education Research - Achievements,
Conditions and New Challenges'

September, 18-20, 1997
CHER meeting in Alicante, Spain
'Evaluation and Higher Education Research'

June, 27-29, 1996
CHER meeting in Turku, Finland
'Governance and Management
in Higher Education Institutions'

September, 28-30, 1995
CHER meeting in Rome, Italy
'Cross-National Studies in Higher Education,
the state of the art in the disciplines'

October, 5-7, 1994
CHER meeting in Enschede, the Netherlands
'Cross-National Studies in Higher Education'

July, 1-3, 1993
CHER meeting in Stockholm, Sweden
'Graduate Education'

July, 23-25, 1992
CHER meeting in London, United Kingdom
'Higher Education and the world of work'

October, 19-21, 1991
CHER meeting in Dijon, France
'Higher Education Finance'

November, 9-11, 1990
CHER meeting in Brussels, Belgium
'A Changing Europe:
challenges for higher education research'

September, 1-3, 1989
CHER meeting in Enschede, the Netherlands
'Decision Making in Higher Education'

November, 24-26, 1988
Foundation of CHER in Kassel, Federal Republic of Germany


Theory and Method in Higher Education Research - Call for Contributions


Theory and Method in Higher Education Research (Ed. Jeroen Huisman & Malcolm Tight) - Call for Contributions

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University of Kassel, INCHER-Kassel Summer School - Call for Participation


University of Kassel, International Centre for Higher Education Research Kassel (INCHER-Kassel) Summer School - Call for Participation. 

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The fourth Summer School on Higher Education


The fourth Summer School on Higher Education.Making the big decisions in PhD – research ethics and social responsibility in higher education research.

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CHER 30th Annual Conference

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