In the past five years, EAIR has continued to build upon its success as an international Forum for higher education researchers, practitioners, managers and policy-makers. EAIR has organised well-attended Forums in Stavanger, Rotterdam, Essen, Krems and Birmingham and looks forward to presenting the 2017 Forum in Porto (Portugal).
Besides the Forum, we can pride ourselves on organising other activities, highly valued by our membership, such as publishing the journal (Tertiary Education and Management). We think that reaching a generally high level of satisfaction among our members is a good achievement, in the light of the diversity of our membership. The association is run efficiently by the office management in Amsterdam and we have a competent Executive Committee and president that – with the help of other active members – can guide the organisation in the coming years.
In the coming years, the strategy will be to sustain the main strengths of the association: creating the opportunity for international networking, offering high quality Forums and other activities and services, and respecting and stimulating diversity. Our strategic challenge will be to do more for our members – within the limits of our financial capacity – and to cooperate with like-minded organisations, seeking synergies.