CHARLES BÉLANGERTHE REAR VIEW MIRROR MAY NOT SUFFICE IN THE NEXT 40 YEARS
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"Our 40-year journey brought us closer together, made possible by new technological advanc- es, including the cell phone (1979), the PC (1981), World Wide Web (1991), Google (1998), smart phone (1999), Facebook (2004), and Twitter (2006), among others. We are now bet- ter able to communicate, collect data, disseminate and share information, learn from each other, reach new clienteles, market products and services, and regulate relationships (social media) between individuals as well as between providers and consumers."
PATRICK CASHELL2003 EAIR LIMERICK FORUM
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"Over the years, EAIR has shown all the hallmarks of success through its ethos of communicative inclusivity that extends beyond academic Graduate Schools to include the educational management sector and strategically-placed external stakeholders. "
JOUNI KEKÄLEUNIVERSITY OF EASTERN FINLAND / MEMORIES FROM EAIR ADVENTURES
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"What was most impressing about the EAIR Forum, however, was that some of the brightest names in Higher Education studies attended, and that they were so nice. Burton Clark was present, and he was very nice and supportive. He was kind enough to single my presenta- tion out in his final remarks. I was sold to EAIR immediately, and have attended EAIR Forums after that whenever this has been possible."
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40 years of history

The History of EAIR


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

EAIR has established itself since its inception in 1979 as an association of experts and professionals interested in the relationship between research, policy and practice in higher education. EAIR has developed from its roots as a European version of the US-based Association for Institutional Research (AIR), widening its sphere of interest to policy at all levels, institutional, national and international.In 1989 EAIR became an independent membership organisation.

Although the initials refer to institutional research, EAIR formally added ‘The European Higher Education Society’ to its logo and then appended the strap-line ‘Linking Research, Policy and Practice’. This reflects the direction that EAIR has taken: it crosses boundaries between types of activities and seeks to cater for a mix of researchers, lecturers, students, administrators, managers and policy-makers. Crossing boundaries means sharing best policy and management practices, learning from peers; exchanging and reflecting upon research findings. At the same time, we actively seek partnerships with like-minded organisations and associations.

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  • 3 April 2024: Notification about the acceptance of abstract submissions
  • 3 April – 15 May 2024: Early bird registration
  • 15 May – 1st July 2024: Regular registration
  • 15 July 2024: Deadline full paper submission for participants to the best paper award
  • 15 August 2024: Deadline powerpoint submission for the presentations

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