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The Future of Higher Education – Bologna Process Researchers’ Conference (FOHE-BPRC5)

25 – 26 March 2024

Grand Hotel Bucharest

The Executive Agency for Higher Education, Research, Development and Innovation Funding (UEFISCDI), in partnership with the National University of Political Studies and Public Administration (SNSPA) and University of Bucharest (UB) will organise the fifth edition of the” Future of Higher Education – Bologna Process Researchers’ Conference” (FOHE-BPRC5), in Bucharest, Romania on 25 – 26 March 2024. The event is held under the High Patronage of the President of Romania.

The Future of Higher Education – Bologna Process Researchers Conference (FOHE-BPRC) has already established itself as a landmark in the European higher education area. 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), third edition (November 2017) and fourth edition (January 2020) were made available in open-access format again also on Springer website. 

Once again, the Bologna Process Researches’ Conference will be organized prior to the next Ministerial Conference in Tirana (Albania) and the main conclusions will be shared with those present. The resulting volumes will be published in open access format to ensure researchers perspective is widely available to European policy and decision makers.

FOHE – BPRC 2020

Research volumes with over 267,000 downloads


FOHE – BPRC 2017

Research volumes with over 794,000 downloads


FOHE – BPRC 2014

Research volumes in top 3 most downloaded publications on education  (1.73 million downloads)

Springer 2015

FOHE – BPRC 2011

Research volumes in top 25% most downloaded Springer e-books (over 140,000)

Springer 2012

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About the Bologna Process Researchers’ Conference,

Fifth edition

The fifth edition of the “Future of Higher Education – Bologna Process Researchers’ Conference” (FOHE-BPRC45) will be organized in Bucharest, Romania on 25 – 26 March 2024.

The academic papers that will be presented during the conference will tackle one of the five proposed sub-themes of the event:

1. Internationalization of Higher Education – beyond 2020 EHEA targets

2. Access, inclusion, completion and employability – responding to the needs of students and society

3. Building an EHEA furthering the fundamental values of higher education

4. Digitalization and the Future of European Higher Education: Implications for Public Policies

5. Innovative teaching and learning towards a sustainable and effective student-centered learning

Following the open call for authors, published on the official website, the Editorial Board will select the papers that will be presented at the conference and further published in a research volume.
Participation in the event is open for all those interested, within the limits set by logistic capacity. No participation fee is required.

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