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    Hosting an EAIR Forum

    Have you or has your higher education institution ever considered to host one of the future EAIR Forums? More

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    Meet colleagues from the field during the 39th Annual EAIR Forum hosted by the University of Porto. More

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Who we are

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

Benchmarking Higher Education System Performance

The role of higher education is vital to our societies. Higher education contributes to human capital formation, to innovation and to the wider economic, social, cultural and environmental development.

As a result, higher education is rapidly expanding. Participation and attainment is increasing, the number of higher education institutions is growing and the sector serves a more diverse body of students. In addition, higher education is becoming increasingly global.

The sustained growth of higher education reflects its benefits. There are large incentives for individuals to obtain higher education qualifications. On average, higher education graduates have better labour market outcomes, they earn more than other workers, and individuals gain significant private returns on their investment in higher education. Read more

Research, policy and practice

The mission of EAIR is to be a European society with an international membership and view. It aims to strengthen the interaction between researchers, policy makers and practitioners. It seeks to be a professional and attractive partner to other associations in Europe and beyond, working in similar areas of higher education.

The research and development programmes of the European Union, especially the Erasmus+ programme and Horizon 2020, are policy-based programmes that implement the Europe 2020 Strategy. These programmes aim to create innovations using the participating organisations from various Member States or Partner Countries of the European Union. Innovations are based on novel ideas that are applied in practice to create new or improved processes, services or products. Read more