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Full Papers

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About the Conference

Higher Education Close-Up is a peer reviewed biennial international conference, focused on issues relating to in-depth research into higher education. This year we celebrate 20 years of HECU, since the first HECU conference in 1998! HECU9 takes place at the Vineyard Hotel in beautiful Cape Town, South Africa from 15-16 November 2018. It follows on from the successful HECU8, held in Lancaster in July 2016. Higher Education Close Up is a virtual network of the Society For Research into Higher Education.


We are pleased to announce that Professor Penny Jane Burke, Dr Tristan McCowan and Professor Aslam Fataar have agreed to present keynote presentations at the conference.


For those coming from further afield, you might be interested in combining your trip to HECU9 with the HELTASA 2018 conference, Dancing on the waves of change, from 20-23 November 2018 in Port Elizabeth, South Africa. There is also the Pathways in Higher Education conference in Cape Town from 19-20 November. This latter conference is free to attend, although paper submissions are closed (contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information on this).

 

Conference Theme

The theme for HECU9 is “Contemporary Higher Education: Close-up research in times of change”.


In the past 20 years since the first HECU conference, the higher education landscape has changed dramatically, and the theme for HECU9 gives an opportunity to reflect on these changes, and on the ones that continue to shape and challenge our thinking about the field. Close-up research is distinguished by a “fine-grained” approach, in the sense that it reveals a detailed picture of an area rather than presenting information which is more comprehensive, less nuanced, but drawn from a wider social field. Each of the keynote speakers has provided a think piece, which raises questions about different aspects of this theme. We ask that conference participants submit proposals for papers that in some way respond to these questions so that an interactive conversation can develop before, during and, we hope, after the conference.


The Call for Proposals outlines this process in more detail

 

Discussion List

The Higher Education Close Up discussion list is at: http://www.jiscmail.ac.uk/lists/HIGHER-EDUCATION-CLOSE-UP.html. Please join this list for conference announcements and to participate in ongoing discussions of in-depth higher education research.

 

Registration

Early registration closes on 16 August 2018. Please click here to register.

 

Administration

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Call For Proposals

Theme: Contemporary Higher Education: Close-up research in changing times

HECU 9 invites participants to consider, from a range of theoretical and contextual perspectives, the roles, work, and purposes of contemporary higher education in challenging times.


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Registration

 

 

Early Registration  - up to 16 August 2018 R5600

Late Registration - from 17 August 2018    R6000

Student and day rates available.

 

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Contact Us

The conference is being organised by

Reneé Smit 

Delia Marshall

Sherran Clarence

 

The conference administrator is Belinda Chapman at the University of Cape Town’s Conference Management Centre.

 Please get in touch if you have any questions.