18th Annual Conference of the Society for Higher Education Research 11.-13. Sep 2023

The interaction of university research and university development: Empiricism, transfer and effects

The 18th Annual Conference of the Gesellschaft für Hochschulforschung (Society for Research on Higher Education, GfHf) will take place on the campus of Osnabrück University of Applied Sciences from 11–13 September 2023. Joint hosts are the CHE Centre for Higher Education and Osnabrück University of Applied Sciences.

This year’s priority theme focuses on interaction between higher education research and higher education development. In this context, a key role is played by the data obtained from higher education research, its transfer, and the impact generated in university practice and policy as a result. Another aim of the conference is to shed light on the mutual relations between the two areas: How is impetus from university practice and policy channelled into higher education research and incorporated there? Is there room for improvement? Against this backdrop, the objective of the conference is not only to give thematic research results a forum, but also to discuss the aspect of cooperation with university practice and policy. In the process, it is also important to reflect on how close the link should be in order to be beneficial.

Abstracts in German or English on the thematic areas specified in the Call for Papers can be submitted at www.conftool.net/gfhf2023 by 31 March 2023. As usual, there will also be an Open Track, giving authors the opportunity to present contributions that are not directly related to one of the conference topics. A preliminary conference program has recently gone online. It includes the keynotes and a panel discussion at the opening of the conference. A Book of Abstracts will be published on this website in early June 2023.

This year’s HoFoNa annual meeting for doctoral and early-career researchers will take place on 13 September 2023, i.e. on the third day of the conference. More information about this meeting are available in the HoFoNa section of this website. 

To make it easier for you to find your way around, our website also contains information on how to get to Osnabrück and on hotels in Osnabrück.

contact persons

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Dr. Sigrun Nickel

programme planning
and information

Tel.: +49 5241 9761-23
E-Mail: Sigrun.Nickel@che.de

Anna-Lena Thiele

programme planning
and information

Tel.: +49 5241 9761-48
E-Mail: Anna-Lena.Thiele@che.de

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Alexandra Tegethoff

event organisation
and participation management

Tel.: +49 5241 9761-22
E-Mail: Alexandra.Tegethoff@che.de