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EAIR, The European Higher Education Society, is a unique international association for higher education researchers, practitioners, managers and policy-makers. Read more

2015 EAIR Krems Forum Registration


The 2015 EAIR Krems Forum Programme Committee and the EAIR Executive Committee are delighted to inform you that the official registration for the 37th Annual EAIR Forum “From here to there: Positioning higher education institutions” is STILL OPEN.

  • The early bird registration is now closed!
  • AFTER the early bird deadline of 1 JULY 2015 (23:59 CEST) an additional EURO € 55 for late registration is charged to the Forum registration fee.

2015 EAIR Forum Krems in a nutshell.

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We are delighted that the Danube University Krems, Austria is organising this year’s EAIR Annual Forum. They are welcoming a vibrant community of higher education practitioners, policy-makers and researchers to their city. The 37th Annual EAIR Krems Forum will be held from 30 August till 2 September 2015.



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Public Seminar

2015 EAIR Krems Forum: Announcement Public Seminar

On Wednesday 2 September a Public Seminar will be organised with the title “the Governance Hub – Governance practices around the world”.

All EAIR Forum participants are cordially invited to join a public seminar held at Danube University Krems within its Erasmus Mundus Masters Course “Research and Innovation in Higher Education, MSc (MARIHE)”. The lecture is structured in round tables, each focussing a world region.

The tables will be moderated by:
– Prof. Dr. Frank Ziegele, University of Applied Sciences Osnabrück
– Dr. Attila Pausits, Centre for Educational Management and Higher Education Development, Danube University Krems
– Dr. Yuzhuo Cai, School of Management at University of Tampere

Time: Sep 2, 2015, 14:30 – 16:15
Location: Danube University Krems (room to be announced)
Participation is free of charge, please register on arrival day

Cutting the cost of higher education wins few votes

Here in the UK we are in the first week into our first conservative government for 18 years. What can our European colleagues possibly learn from the political pledges that have led up to this and what are the early predications for tertiary higher education in UK? If we start by looking at the party manifestos we can get a sense of party/electorate priorities for Higher Education and possible developments in the UK and beyond over next five years. Read more


The question is clear, a tad facetious, and always current; the answer is nothing short of a challenge. After 36 years of existence, some organizations are long in the tooth, others find ways to constantly re-invent themselves. EAIR is not immune to the question: If EAIR did not exist, what difference would it make to members, non-members, and other stakeholders?  What we know for sure is that a company that does not cater products or services tailored to its customers is doomed to self-inflicted euthanasia. A little bit of fear is rarely a bad motivator. What we also know is that the field of knowledge and learning is neither entirely similar to nor different from private enterprise. We, as a community, have been gullible at times, hanging our hats on fads imported from the private sector that had little traction in educational institutions (think of TQM and re-engineering as examples). Read more