Annual Report 2017, Copenhagn

Annual Report 2017, Copenhagen

It is clear that the network in higher education research continues to thrive. We can look back at a most interesting and relevant meeting of network 22 in Copenhagen. The number of accepted abstracts has risen up to 213 (2017: 213, 2016, 209, 2015, 199, 2014, 201, 2013, 190.) This means that we are amongst the largest networks of EERA.

In addition, 5 joint sessions have been organised with networks 7, 12, 14, 26 and 27, as well as eight posters, four symposia, two research workshops and one round table. The special call concerning academic careers drew considerable attention as well as the special theme on internationalisation of higher education.

The sessions generally went very well, attendance was higher than before and the general quality of presentations and papers increased. The special call on academic careers turned out succesful with about 14 papers, and several sessions concerning this topic. The substream on international research continuous to develop. The three new co-convenors are functioning well, and seem to enjoy their participation.


  1. A relatively large number of last minute withdrawals, sometimes even without previous notification.
  2. Finding sufficient chairs was quite an issue since a large number of co-conveners did not attend, The amount of work for me as a link-convener continuous to be substantial, and is gradually getting a 'volunteers' job since my university is reducing any amount of time for extra activities.
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