Call for papers

Future of Higher Education – Bologna Process Researchers’ Conference,

Third Edition (FOHE-BPRC3)



The Ministry of National Education of Romania (MEN), the National University of Political Science and Public Administration (SNSPA) and the Executive Agency  for Higher Education, Research, Development and Innovation Funding (UEFISCDI) are organising the third edition of the ”Future of Higher Education – Bologna Process Researchers’ Conference” (FOHE-BPRC 3), in Bucharest, Romania on 27 – 29 November 2017.

The conference is part of the European Higher Education Area (EHEA) official calendar of events and conferences promoting and sustaining the development of EHEA. It aims at providing a unique forum for dialogue between researchers, experts and policy makers in the field of higher education. The first edition of this event (October 2011) resulted in a two-volume collection of research articles that framed the research development on topics of high interest for advancing international cooperation in the field of higher education and further evidence-basing the EHEA, while the articles resulted from the second edition (November 2014) were made available in open-access format again also on Springer website and as a result the publication was in the top 3 most downloaded publications.

Therefore, we invite authors to contribute to the event with academic papers of 5-6,000 words, developed under one of the five sub-themes of the FOHE-BPRC 3 event:

  1. Bologna Process and the wider world of Higher Education
  2. Social dimension within a quality oriented HE system
  3. Twenty years of Bologna and a decade of EHEA: what’s next?
  4. Transparency Tools – impact and future developments
  5. Financing and Governance

More information about the five sub-themes of the FOHE-BPRC 3 event can be found here.

The Editorial Board will select the papers that will be presented at the conference and then further published in a resulting research volume, which will be part of the official documentation of the 2018 EHEA Ministerial Conference in Paris. In order to be considered, please submit an abstract of your contribution by 28 July 2017 at The abstract should be around 250 words, providing a brief overview of what the article intends to focus on, including the research questions.

More information about the timeline for papers is available here.

Authors of the selected are invited to attend the conference in order to defend their papers. No participation fees will be required from the participants to FOHE-BPRC3. The organisers will cover accommodation and conference meals for all the authors, as well as provide a number of grants for travel costs, for those selected authors with financial difficulties. Should you wish to access one these grants, kindly mention this upon abstract submission.

Looking forward to your contributions,

The Organisers


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