The International Higher Education Congress: New Trends and Issues (UYK-2011)

Venue: Istanbul Swissôtel

Location: Istanbul, Turkey

Event Date/Time: May 27, 2011 End Date/Time: May 29, 2011
Registration Date: May 01, 2011
Early Registration Date: Apr 01, 2011
Abstract Submission Date: Jan 30, 2011
Paper Submission Date: Apr 04, 2011
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Congress Theme
‘The International Higher Education Congress: New Trends and Issues (UYK-2011)’, under the auspices of Abdullah Gül, will be hosted by Turkish Council of Higher Education at Istanbul Swissôtel on May 27-29, 2011. The purpose of the congress is to provide a unique international forum to discuss foresights and new trends related to higher education both in Turkey and in the world. It is also aimed to examine the basic problems and challenges of higher education and bring some proposals regarding to these issues. This scientific forum is expected to achieve applicable, innovative and strategic perspectives in higher education through the exchange of cutting-edge information based on the discussions of issues, trends, challenges, and developments in the area of higher education.

Congress Tracks:
All submissions that will cover many aspects within the spectrum of higher education are invited to UYK-2011 Congress, including but not limited to following titles:

1. Philosophy of Higher Education: The phases of higher education in the historical progression, present higher education concerns, future higher education paradigm

2. Globalization and Internationalization: Mega university, mobility, exchange programs, Bologna Process

3. Entrepreneurial Education, Innovation, Research & Development Strategies: Innovation, R&D strategies,entrepreneurship, research on higher education, knowledge management in higher education

4. Quality Assurance System in Higher Education: Quality assurance applications, accreditation, professional and structural qualifications, competency, ranking of universities

5. Finance of Higher Education: Costs, budgeting, and finance models of universities

6. The Relations among University, Society, Industry, and Business World: University-Industry collaboration, impact on society, techno-parks, life-long learning, technology transfer offices, social responsibility projects

7. Restructuring of Universities: Distance learning, life-long learning, divisions/sub disciplines of science and their content and coverage, modular education, innovative university, tenure and promotion criteria
8. The Transition from High School/College Education to Higher Education: The impact of elementary education on higher education, student selection and placement exam

9. Foundation and Private Universities: Basic problems, challenges and trends

10. Higher Education and Students: Student clubs, campus life, student councils, student-focused education, social councils, basic expectations

Language of the Congress : English and Turkish are the official languages of the congress. Simultaneous translation will be provided for the keynote speakers.

Manuscript Guidelines : All abstract and full-paper submissions will be sent electronically to The authors will be provided a standard paper template for manuscript writing guidelines.

Congress Calendar :
• Deadline of Abstract Submission: January 30, 2011
• Notification of Acceptance: February 16, 2011
• Deadline of Full-paper Submission : April 04, 2011

Special Issues in Scientific Publications : Selected papers will be published as a special issue in the following international and national journals:

• International Journal of E-Entrepreneurship and Innovation (IJEEI)
• Yükseköğretim Dergisi/ Journal of Higher Education
• Istanbul Üniversitesi Iktisat Fakültesi Dergisi (Istanbul University Journal of Economics Faculty)


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