The 42nd annual meeting of the European Higher Education Society Linking research, policy and practice (EAIR) will take place at the university college in Cork from 20 to 22 August 2020.
The world is changing, and our society, environment, economy and labour market are transforming at a rapid pace. The evolving societal, political and economic landscape has led to increased demands on universities to make their contribution and benefit to society more visible. European and national policy developments call for the university to embrace a transformation process and to be more proactive in strengthening our critical stance and role as a knowledge institution and champion for truth, evidence and science. There is a new emphasis on the need for higher education institutions to listen, learn and engage on issues of common concern; to cooperate and cohere with the European Higher Education Area; to welcome the UNESCO Global Convention on the Recognition of Higher Education Qualifications and to contribute to the implementation of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.
Further information can be found on the conference homepage (external link).