Save the dates: events for higher education researchers in 2023

The post has been last updated on January 26, 2023

After a break, ECHER has again listed relevant events for higher education researchers. Compared to the previous editions that consisted mainly of offline events, this latest edition includes offline, online, and hybrid events.

As previously, we have organised the events into categories. Each category is organised chronologically based on when the event takes place. We focused on the events relevant for higher education researchers, but many of the events below are also gathering practitioners and decision-makers.

As we are now at the end of the year, the deadlines for some of the events are very soon. Some dates are still not known to us, which is why we will keep updating the list throughout 2023.

We tried to make the list as comprehensive and up-to-date as possible. However, we’ve likely missed some. So, if you would like to suggest an event, please contact Agata Lambrechts or post a comment in the section below. Also, do double-check the deadlines and other details on the event or organiser’s website, for these may have been changed, or we may have made a mistake.

  1. Conferences for higher education researchers
  2. Established conferences with tracks on higher education
  3. Summer & Winter Schools and Workshops
  4. Biennial events & closed calls
  5. Online seminar series
  6. Other potentially relevant events

Conferences for higher education researchers

CGHE Annual Conference 2023
When: expected in May 2023 (tba)
Where: expected online
Organised by the Centre for Global Higher Education (CGHE)
Details for the 2023 conference will be confirmed in the Spring of 2023.


Philosophy and Theory of Higher Education Conference (PHEC)
When: June 13-15, 2023
Where: Gdańsk, Poland
Organised by the Philosophy and Theory of Higher Education Society (PATHES)
Call for submissions deadline: February 20, 2023


9th HERA Conference
When: June 13-14, 2023
Where: Hiroshima, Japan
Organised by the Higher Education Research Association
Call for submissions deadline: February 28, 2023


13th International EUREDOCS Conference
When: June 15-16, 2023
Where: Lausanne, Switzerland
Organised by the EUREDOCS network of European doctoral students researching issues related to the
Europeanisation of higher education and research
Call for submissions deadline: March 1, 2023 (All papers selected for presentation must be available by May 30, 2023)


17th International Conference on Higher Education Reform (2023 HER)
When: June 21-23, 2023
Where: Glasgow, Scotland
Organised by the Higher Education Reform (HER) Network
Call for submissions deadline: March 6, 2023


HERDSA Annual Conference, 2023
When: July 4-7, 2023
Where: Brisbane, New Zealand (hybrid)
Organised by the Higher Education Research and Development Society of Australasia
Travel grants available. Deadline for grants: March 31, 2023
Call for submissions deadline: February 10, 2023


Annual CHER Conference
When: August 30 – September 1, 2023
Where: Vienna, Austria
Organised by the Consortium of Higher Education Researchers (CHER)
Call for submissions deadline: February 28, 2023


45th Annual EAIR 2023 Forum
When: September 3-6, 2023
Where: Linz, Austria
Organised by the European Higher Education Society (EAIR)
Call for submissions deadline: March 15, 2023 (with full paper submissions due July 31, 2023)


18th Annual Conference of the Gesellschaft für Hochschulforschung (GfHf)
When: September 11-13, 2023
Where: Osnabrück
Organised by the Gesellschaft für Hochschulforschung (GfHf)
Call for submissions deadline: March 31, 2023 (submissions and presentations can be given in either German or English)


REHES Conference (see the 2022 edition)
When: expected October 2023 (tba)
Where: tba
Organised by Research on universities and science in Switzerland
Deadline: tba


Mixed Methods Research in Education: Integrating Qualitative and Quantitative Methods in Research of Kindergarten, Schools, Higher and Further Education
When: November 16-17, 2023
Where: Hannover, Germany
Organised by German Sociological Association’s (DGS) Section Education (Bildung und Erziehung), and DGS Working Groups Mixed Methods (in Sections Methods of Empirical Social Research and Qualitative Social Research) and Science and Higher Education Research
Call for submissions deadline: April 14, 2023


48th Annual ASHE Conference
When: expected in November, 2023 (pre-conference); November, 2023 (conference) (tba)
Where: tba
Organised by the Association for the Study of Higher Education (ASHE)
Call for submissions will be available in early February 2023
Deadline: expected in mid-April, 2023 (tba)


SRHE Annual Research Conference (see the 2022 edition)
When: expected in December 2023 (tba)
Where: expected as a hybrid conference
Organised by the Society for Research in Higher Education (SRHE)
Deadline: expected in June 2023 (tba)

Established conferences with tracks on higher education

6th International Conference on Public Policy
When: June 27-29, 2023
Where: Toronto, Canada
Organised by the International Public Policy Association (IPPA)
The conference has panels on higher education (e.g. T02, P03)
Call for submissions deadline: January 31, 2023


39th EGOS Colloquium
When: July 6-8, 2023
Where: Cagliari, Italy with some tracks hybrid
Organised by the European Group for Organizational Studies (EGOS)
Check the call for submissions for sub-theme 78: Universities in Turbulent Times
Deadline: January 10, 2023


International Standing Conference on History of Education (ISCHE 44)
When: July 18-21, 2023 with pre-conference workshops on July 17
Where: Budapest, Hungary
Organised by the International Standing Conference for the History of Education
The conference is relevant for the historians of education.
Call for submissions deadline: January 31, 2023


The European Conference on Educational Research (ECER)
When: August 22-25, 2023 with ERC conference on August 21-22
Where: Glasgow, Scotland
Organised by the European Educational Research Association (EERA)
Call for submissions deadline: January 31, 2023


UACES 53rd Annual Conference
When: September 3-6, 2023 and September, 11 2023 (online)
Where: Belfast, Northern Ireland and online
Organised by the Academic Association for Contemporary European Studies (UACES)
Call for submissions deadline: January 22, 2023


ECPR General Conference
When: September 4-8, 2023
Where: Prague, Czech Republic
Organised by the European Consortium for Political Research (ECPR)
Sections on higher education; grants covering some costs of attendance available.
Call for submissions deadline: February 28, 2023


BERA Annual Conference 2023
When: September 12-14, 2023
Where: Aston University, Birmingham, UK
Organised by the British Educational Research Association (BERA)
BERA has a special interest group for higher education and another one for early-career researchers. A number of bursaries are available.
Call for submissions deadline: January 31, 2023


World Education Research Association 2023 Focal Meeting (WERA 2023)
When: November 22-24, 2023 with pre-conference on November 21
Where: Singapore
Organised by the World Educational Research Association (WERA) and the Educational Research Association of Singapore (ERAS)                                           
Deadline: Information missing, for more information email enquiry@eras.org.sg

Summer & Winter schools and Workshops

ECPR Winter School
When: February 6-11, 2023
Where: Leuven, Belgium and Online
Organised by the European Consortium for Political Research (ECPR)
Travel grants available.
Registration deadline: December 19, 2022


13th History of Education Doctoral Summer School
When: June 8-10, 2023
Where: Zurich, Switzerland
Application deadline: December 31, 2022


Summer School on Education in Zurich
When: 18 June to 7 July 2023
Where: Zurich, Switzerland
Application period:  1 November 2022 – 15 March 2023


EERA Summer School 2023 (This year topic will be “participatory approaches in educational research”)
When: June 26-30, 2023
Where: Porto, Portugal
Application period: November 15, 2022 – January 31, 2023


The Essex Summer School in Social Science Data Analysis
When: July 10 to August 18, 2023 (3 sessions)
Where: Colchester, UK and Online
Application period: expected to open in February 2023


27th Summer School in Social Science Methods
When: August 10-25, 2023
Where: Lugano, Switzerland
Organised by USI and FORS
Registration period: 30 January to 14th July 2023


SCANCOR Institutional Analysis Workshop 2023
When:  August 28 to September 1, 2023
Where:  Oslo, Norway
This workshop will take place in Oslo and is cohosted by the University of Oslo, BI Norwegian Business School and Oslo Metropolitan University.
Application deadline: tba


ECPR Summer School in Methods and Techniques
When: expected in July/August 2023 (tba)
Where: tba
Organised by the European Consortium for Political Research (ECPR)
Travel grants are available.
Registration period: expected to open in Spring 2023

For a more comprehensive list of Summer and Winter Schools in the EU visit https://www.summerschoolsineurope.eu/ and search ‘Education’

Biennial events & closed calls

CIES 2023
When: February 14-15, 2023 (online) and February 18-22, 20223 (in presence)
Where:  Washington, D.C., USA
Organised by the Comparative and International Education Society (CIES)
Deadline for submissions has passed


18th Workshop on New Institutionalism in Organisation Theory
When: March 30-31, 2023
Where: Toruń, Poland
Organised by the New Institutionalism Network & Uppsala University
Deadline for submissions has passed


2023 AERA Annual Meeting
When: May 4-5, 2023
Where: Chicago, USA (hybrid)
Organised by the American Educational Research Association (AERA)
Deadline for submissions has passed


Congress of the Humanities and the Social Sciences 2023
When: May 27-30, 2023
Where: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Organised by the Canadian Society for the Study of Higher Education (CSSHE)
Deadline for submissions has passed


75th NAFSA Annual Conference & Expo
When: May 30 – June 1, 2023
Where: Washington D.C., USA
Organised by the Association of International Educators (NAFSA)


2023 Biennial Conference on International Higher Education

When: June 9-10, 2023

Where: Boston College, Chestnut Hill, MA, USA

Organised by the Center for International Higher Education (CIHE)

Deadline: for submissions has passed


19th International Conference on Scientometrics & Informetrics
When: July 2-5, 2023
Where: Bloomington, USA (hybrid)
Organised by the International Society for Informetrics and Scientometrics
Deadline for submissions has passed


20th Biennial EARLI Conference
When: August 22-26, 2023
Where: Thessaloniki, Greece
Organised by the European Association for Research on Learning and Instruction (EARLI)
Deadline for submissions has passed


XV National CHERIF symposium (see 2020 edition)
When: Expected in mid or late August 2023
Where: In Jyväskylä, Finland (potentially hybrid)
Organised by the Consortium of Higher Education Researchers in Finland
Deadline: (tba)


33rd Annual EAIE Conference and Exhibition
When: September 26-29, 2023
Where: Rotterdam, Netherlands
Organised by the European Association for International Education (EAIE)
Registration: expected to open in May 2023


5th International Higher Education Studies Conference
When: expected October 2023 (tba)
Where: tba
Organised by the Association for Higher Education Studies (AHES)
Deadline: tba


ICED Conference
When: expected June 2024 (tba)
Where: tba
Organised by the International Consortium for Educational Development (ICED)
Deadline: tba


The Nordic Academy of Management Conference
When: expected August/September, 2024 (tba)
Where: tba
Organised by the Nordic Academy of Management One of the tracks is usually dedicated to higher education.
Deadline: expected in February 2024 (tba)


Yildiz international social sciences congress
When: December 26-27, 2022
Where: Online
Organised by the YTU Graduate School of Social Sciences
Deadline for submissions has passed


GEA Conference
When: expected December 2023 or 2024 (tba)
Where: tba
Organised by the Gender and Education Association
Deadline: tba


Australian Association for Research in Education Conference
When: tba
Where: tba
Organised by the Australian Association for Research in Education (AARE)
Deadline: tba


15th Interpretive Policy Analysis Conference
When: tba
Where: tba
Organised by the Interpretive Policy Analysis network
Deadline: tba


XVIII World Congress of Comparative Education Societies
When: tba
Where: tba
Organised by the World Council of Comparative Education Societies
Deadline: tba

Online seminar series

Other potentially relevant events

2023 University-Industry Interaction Conference
When: May 9-11, 2023
Where: Budapest, Hungary
Organised by the University Industry Innovation Network (UIIN)
Deadline for submissions has passed


BERA Conference for Early Career Researchers

When: May 24, 2023

Where: Leeds, UK

Organised by the British Educational Research Association

Call for submissions deadline: February 23, 2023


STLHE Annual Conference
When: June 13-16, 2023
Where: Prince Edward, Island, Ottawa, Canada
Organised by the Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education
Deadline for submissions has passed


EU-SPRI 2023
When: June 14-16, 2023
Where: Brighton, UK
Organised by the European Forum for Studies of Policies for Research and Innovation
Deadline for submissions has passed


EDEN 31st Annual Conference
When: June 18-20, 2023
Where: Dublin, Ireland
Organised by the European Distance and E-Learning Network (EDEN)
Deadline: tba


International European First Year Experience Conference
When: June 27-29, 2023
Where: Dundee, Scotland
Organised by the EFYE Network
Deadline for submissions has passed


9th International Conference on Computational Social Science
When: July 17-20, 2023
Where: Copenhagen, Denmark
Call for submissions deadline: February 24, 2023

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Agata A. Lambrechts is a postdoctoral researcher at Univeristà della Svizzera italiana, Switzerland, where she currently researches the diversity of European higher education institutions and institutional collaborations. She also supports the management of the European Tertiary Education Register and manages the Summer School in Social Science Methods. You can follow her on Twitter

Pınar Eldemir is a doctoral researcher and assistant at Univeristà della Svizzera italiana, Switzerland, focusing on the internationalisation of higher education and institutional diversity in Europe.

Ilaria Falvo is a doctoral researcher and assistant at Univeristà della Svizzera italiana, Switzerland, focusing on digital transformation in higher education, and institutional diversity in Europe. Ilaria also supports the management and delivery of the Summer School in Social Science Methods. You can follow her on Twitter

2 Replies to “Save the dates: events for higher education researchers in 2023”

  1. This is fantastic! Many thanks for the time and effort you put into it.

    Just a query; i’m planning on going to HERDA next summer and it is going to be in Brisbane not Auckland. Is there a simultaneous conference held in New Zealand on the same dates?

    1. Agata Lambrechts says: Reply

      Thank you for spotting this Yurgos! It is indeed in Brisbane – I’ve updated this now!

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