#EAIR2021 Berlin

Transformation Fast and Slow: Quality, Trust and Digitalisation in Higher Education



We are delighted to invite you to submit a paper to the 43rd Annual EAIR Forum 2021, which is to be hosted by Humboldt University of Berlin, Germany. The Forum opens on Wednesday 8 September 2021 and closes on Saturday 11 September 2021. 

Track 1. Governance in Higher Education

◆ track chairs: Rosalind Pritchard (Ulster University) & Jennifer Murphy (University College Cork)

Track 2. Institutional Research and Efficiency of HEIs

◆ track chairs: Thomas Harboe (University of Copenhagen) & Carsten Nico Hjorts, (University of Copenhagen)

Track 3. Quality Management and the Transformational Twist in HE

◆ track chairs: James Williams (Birmingham City University) & Sandra von Sydow (Humboldt University of Berlin)


Track 4. Changes in Teaching, Learning and Internationalisation

◆ track chairs: Matyas Szabo (Central European University)  & Patrick Thurian (University of Technology Berlin)

Track 5. Digitalisation in Higher Education Administration, Teaching and Research

◆ track chairs: Goran Melin (Technopolis) & Maren Lübcke (HIS-HE Hanover)


Track 6. Integrity in Science, Trust and Performance Measuring in Research and 3rd Mission

◆ track chairs: Martin Reinhart (Humboldt University of Berlin) & Felicitas Hesselmann (Humboldt University of Berlin)

Track 7. Professional and Organisational Development and Transformation in HE

◆ track chairs: Martina Gaisch (University of Applied Science Upper Austria) & René Krempkow (Humboldt University of Berlin)

Here you can access the programme.


as Virtual Online Forum

We are in the middle of the pandemic. Many countries are facing a third wave, while higher education institutions are still in mode of distance education and virtual working settings and environments. In such a situation, including uncertain future perspectives regarding meetings and conferences and in close exchange with our Forum host, the Humboldt University in Berlin, the Executive Committee decided to implement the event as an online Forum.


In our history for the very first time, we will meet our colleagues, present and discuss research findings and presentations in a virtual mode. As we promised, we closely monitored the global and local developments and concluded that the most convincing way is an online event.


By saying this, we will extend the call for papers deadline until the 14th of April to give enough time to our members and participants to prepare their contribution for an online forum. We will inform you about further details regarding the event in due time. However, it is already clear that we will adapt the Forum Fees and any further deadlines of the event. Together with our host the Humboldt University we are aware of this change but promise you that we will do our best to make the 2021 Forum to an interesting, stimulating and inspiring event.