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The Social Contract of Higher Education
05 September 2012 — 08 September 2012
The University of Stavanger
Higher Education (HE) in Europe is undergoing very rapid change – as it must. Among many and sweeping changes, one trend that is recognizable all over Europe, is the professionalization of administration and management of HE institutions.
The programme for the EAIR 34th Forum in Stavanger will be as attractive to policy makers, sectorial and institutional researchers and HE managers as this year’s and last year’s Forum. In addition, we want to increase the attractiveness significantly especially for two delegate groups: Students, and those we may label as the «new professionals» in HE. This will be evident in an expansion of workshops, roundtables and demos during next year’s Forum.
The University of Stavanger is a young and aspiring institution, endorsed as the fifth Norwegian university in 2005. Although, our university is young and small (with just 9000 students and 1200 staff), it is an entrepreneurial university, located in the midst of Norway’s most vibrant region, eager to enhance its quality of education, research and innovation.
Hopefully, the conference profile will inspire you to bring your proud institutional history, competencies and best practices to the 34th EAIR Forum in Stavanger in September.
EAIR is a unique association for professionals in the area of higher education management, and for academics researching that area.
EAIR - The European Higher Education Society became an independent membership organisation in 1989. Over the years it has expanded considerably and currently has nearly 500 members from 50 different countries all over the world, including Africa, South America, Asia and Australasia. EAIR members are working in universities, polytechnics and other higher education institutions, primarily but not exclusively in Europe - either in university administration, or in academic departments with particular research interests in management issues. EAIR is also of relevance to policy makers in governmental ministries and policy units. EAIR holds its annual Forum in August or September.EAIR publishes a journal 'Tertiary Education and Management' (TEAM) and a Monograph Series 'Research, Policy and Practice in Higher Education'.
The EAIR Secretariat is located in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.