Themes & Setting

Dates: June 5 and June 6, 2024
Venue: Center for Public and Business Administration Education (National Chengchi University), Taiwan

We are delighted to extend an invitation to scholars, researchers, and educators in the field of higher education from around the world to participate in the HERA Conference 2024 hosted by National Chengchi University, Taipei. This upcoming international event promises to be a significant gathering of minds in the region, focusing on the realm of higher education. We are excited to welcome you to join us in fostering intellectual exchange and collaboration.

In a rapidly evolving higher education landscape, marked by the dominance of market-driven approaches, the HERA Conference 2024 will delve into the theme of “From Competition to Collaboration in Higher Education.” As we navigate these changing times, it becomes increasingly essential for scholars and educators in the higher education sector to unite their efforts, moving beyond the competitive paradigm and embracing a more humanistic and collaborative approach. We invite you to contribute your insights and research to this critical dialogue.

✅ Sub-Themes for Abstract Submissions

  • Redefining Pedagogical Models:
    Exploring innovative collaborative approaches to teaching and learning that prioritize cooperation over competition in higher education.
  • Interdisciplinary Collaboration:
    Investigating the benefits and challenges of interdisciplinary collaboration within higher education institutions and programs.
  • Global Partnerships in Higher Education:
    Analyzing the impact of international collaborations on higher education quality, research, and student experiences.
  • Technology-Enabled Collaboration:
    Examining the role of technology in creating collaborative online learning environments and facilitating research partnerships.
  • Equity and Inclusion in Higher Education:
    Highlighting collaborative strategies to promote diversity, equity, and inclusion on campuses and in curriculum development.
  • Collaborative Research for Policy Influence:
    Showcasing collaborative research initiatives that influence higher education policies, fostering positive transformations at institutional and systemic levels.
  • Vocational and Technical Education:
    Harnessing collaborative research to shape policy and drive impactful innovations in postsecondary/higher vocational school, the issues include Tech Prep, apprenticeship programs, on-job training, and distance learning initiatives.

✅ Call for Paper Guidelines

We welcome original research, theoretical contributions, and practical insights related to the conference theme and its subtopics within the realm of higher education. Abstracts of no more than 300 words should be submitted by March 15, 2024 (Taipei time, UTC +8), through the conference website’s submission portal (TBA). Abstracts should clearly outline the research question, methodology, findings, and relevance to the conference theme.

Accepted papers will have the opportunity to be presented during thematic sessions, panel discussions, and workshops. Additionally, selected papers will be considered for publication in the collaborative journal which will be announced later.

✅ Important Dates

  • New! Submission Deadline: March 15, 2024
  • Notification of Acceptance: April 15, 2024
  • Early Bird Registration Deadline: May 1, 2024

✅ Why Attend?

Your participation in the HERA Conference 2024 will enrich the event by adding diverse perspectives and fostering a culture of collaboration specific to the higher education domain. Engage with fellow scholars, researchers, and educators, and contribute to shaping the future of higher education on a global scale. Together, we can transcend competition and create a space for meaningful dialogue and cooperation.

Experience Taipei’s Vibrant Culture

Beyond the conference sessions, Taipei offers a vibrant cultural experience that seamlessly blends tradition and modernity. Explore historic temples, stroll through bustling night markets, and immerse yourself in the city’s dynamic arts scene. Taipei 101, an iconic skyscraper, provides breathtaking panoramic views of the city and its picturesque surroundings.

Taste the Delights of Taiwanese Cuisine

Taiwan’s culinary scene is a gastronomic adventure waiting to be explored. From street food stalls serving delectable snacks to elegant dining establishments offering traditional and fusion dishes, you’ll discover a world of flavors. Don’t miss the opportunity to savor famous dishes like xiao long bao (soup dumplings) and bubble tea, which originated in Taiwan.

Embrace Warm Taiwanese Hospitality

Taiwan is renowned for its friendly and welcoming people. As you engage with locals, you’ll have the chance to experience the genuine warmth and hospitality that characterize Taiwanese culture. Engage in conversations, forge new friendships, and gain insights into the local way of life.

Explore the Natural Beauty of Taiwan

If you have extra time to spare, venture beyond Taipei to explore Taiwan’s stunning landscapes. From lush mountains and serene lakes to breathtaking coastal vistas, Taiwan’s natural beauty is awe-inspiring. Discover hidden hiking trails, unwind in hot springs, and connect with nature in this diverse and picturesque island.

Join us in Taipei at National Chengchi University on June 5 and June 6, 2024, for a stimulating and enriching experience. For further details and updates, please visit the conference website which will be opened later.

We eagerly anticipate your contributions and look forward to your presence at the HERA Conference 2024.