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:


Table of Contents

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International students in Kyrgyzstan

The 4th Higher Education Leadership Forum

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The National Centre for Public Accreditation has become a full member of ENQA

7th AQ Austria Annual Conference

Russia is planning to boost education and raise number of foreign students

15 Russian Universities in ARWU Ranking by Subject

Eurasian Higher Education Leaders’ Forum 2019

QS WORLDWIDE 2019 to be held in Almaty

HSE is the only Russian university in THE Young Universities Ranking-2019

Cooperation agreement signed by Kazan Federal University and Turkmen State Institute of Economics and Management

Recognition of the IAAR activities in the international educational space

International Quality Assurance Programme 2019

Universities of the Far East and the Arctic will strengthen ties with India

More international students take postgraduate programs in China

North-Eastern Federal University will train cultural industry experts

Moscow and Beijing will develop an educational tourism program for universities

25 Russian universities enter the QS World University Rankings 2020

Don State Technical University opened an educational platform in China

Nizhny Novgorod universities want to attract more Chinese students

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NIAD-QE University Quality Assurance Forum 2019

Universities and research institutes of China, Ukraine, and Russia have signed cooperation agreements

III International Festival "Student Spring of the BRICS and SCO Countries"

The Russian-Chinese Institute of Transport Education opened at Irkutsk State Transport University

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Askar Mamin presents new Minister of Education and Science of Kazakhstan

Modern campuses will be established in the Tomsk Region and the Perm Territory

Kyrgyzstan universities and colleges will independently develop their educational programs

At least 14 Russian language education centers will be established abroad

The Union State of Russia and Belarus: common education space

St. Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF) 2019

Xi Jinping receives honorary doctorate from St. Petersburg State University

National University Ranking 2019 by Interfax

Internationalization of Kyrgyzstan universities: double degrees and digitization of higher education

Bashkir universities will cooperate with Dresden University of Technology

Putin instructed the government to increase the quota for international students

Russia and Uzbekistan have signed an agreement on the mutual recognition of education, qualifications and academic degrees

EduTraC Oman (Higher Education, Training and Career Development Exhibition)

Scholarship program for studying in Kazakhstan universities

540 young engineers will present their ideas on digitization of the fuel and energy sector

The delegation of the Ministry of Education of the People's Republic of China visited the Republic of Belarus

Germany needs international students

CHE Ranking 2019: the most comprehensive and detailed ranking of universities from German-speaking countries

Russia and Spain agreed on mutual diploma recognition

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