CALL FOR PROPOSALS: 10th Anniversary International Russian Higher Education Conference (RHEC)


Contributions of Higher Education to Society and Economy: Global, National and Local Perspectives

We are pleased to invite you to participate in the 10th Anniversary International Russian Higher Education Conference (RHEC) that will take place in Moscow at the HSE University on October 23–25, 2019.

The media partners of the Conference are Accreditation in Education Company and Higher Education Discovery.

Keynote Speakers: Simon Marginson (Oxford University, UK), Mitchell Stevens (Stanford University, USA)

The Conference will offer a vibrant international forum for academics, strategists, institutional leaders, etc. to share opinions and explore multiple perspectives in how higher education contributes to various socioeconomic domains.

The Conference working languages are Russian and English; simultaneous interpretation will be provided during plenary and several parallel sessions.

The Conference Tracks

The Conference organisers invite researchers and experts to discuss the contributions of higher education with a special focus on the following key topics and questions:

  • The role of higher education in human capital creation for fostering economic growth

What are graduate pathways to the labour market? How to bridge the gap between college outcomes and changing labour market needs? How do the rates of returns on investment in higher education change over time?

  • The contribution of higher education to globalisation: international mobility, partnerships and cooperation

What are the consequences of higher education internalisation? How to attract and retain international students? What is the impact of internalisation on national and local levels? What are the costs of brain drain?

  • The role of higher education in building individual capability and self-formation

How and to a what extent do academic and social experiences at university shape life trajectories? What are the effective practices for the improvement of student success?

  • The contribution of higher education institutions to the production of knowledge

How to define and measure research academic excellence and productivity in academia? What are the main challenges that doctoral programs face today worldwide? What are career tracks of PhD holders?

  • The contribution of universities to citizenship and the social order, including equality, equity, inclusion and diversity

How do universities benefit wider society and culture? Can higher education institutions promote social and economic equality/equity?

  • The contribution of higher education and R&D in universities to building states, regions, and cities

What is the role of universities in regional socio-economic development? What are the best instruments to facilitate universities' third mission?

Submissions on other topics closely connected to the Conference theme are welcomed.

Submitting Proposals

Working languages are Russian and English.

Each abstract should be up to 500 words (without References) and include:

  1. Title and key words;
  2. Objectives of the study/research questions;
  3. Theoretical/conceptual framework;
  4. Methodology;
  5. Findings and contribution;
  6. References.

Key Dates

April 1Abstract submission opens
May 20Deadline for abstract submission (23:59 hrs. CET)
July 15Notification of acceptance
May 1 – August 25Early-bird registration
October 23 – 25X Anniversary RHEC 2019

Conference fees


Early bird

till Aug 25


Aug 26 – Oct 1

Late bird

Oct 2 – Oct 13

Russian participants2000₽ (27€)*4000₽ (54€)5000₽ (67€)
Foreign Participants4500₽ (60€)6000₽ (80€)7000₽ (94€)

Reduced price

for students

500₽ (7€)700₽ (10€)1000₽ (14€)
*The fees in EUR are approximate and are calculated with the rate of 75 RUB per 1 EUR.

For more details please visit the Conference website

For any Conference-related questions please contact:


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