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St. Mary’s University (SMU) is organizing its 17th edition of International Conference on Private Higher Education in Africa in partnership with the African Union Commission, Association of African Universities, IGAD, International Network of Higher Education in Africa and the Ethiopian Airlines/Aviation Academy.

The Conference this year is specially organized with the International Network for Higher Education in Africa which is hosting its Second Symposium of the Higher Education Forum for Africa, Asia and Latin America. The Conference aims at creating a platform for a wide-range of actors, educators, policy/decision-makers, higher education leaders, and partners engaged in the promotion of higher education to deliberate on issues pertinent to the enhancement of quality education in African institutions of higher learning. Accordingly, the Conference is expected to generate policy-relevant recommendations from various research papers under different themes and subthemes. It also provides an opportunity for networking among researchers, educators and leaders in higher education institutions..

Therefore, interested researchers, educators, policy/decision-makers and educational service providers with research and professional interest are cordially invited to register and send their papers using the Conference website at http://www.conference.smuc.edu.et within the specified deadlines.

Sub-themes of the Conference

  1. Private higher education and privatization
  2. Policies, strategies and practices in higher education: public-private partnerships (PPP), internationalization, outreach, university-industry linkages (UIL)  
  3. Demographic dynamics and graduate employability
  4. Diversity and its management in higher education

Submission Information  

  1. Abstracts must not exceed 400 words.
  2. The length of a full paper may not exceed 30 pages including references (A4, 1.5 spaces, 12 pt Times New Roman).
  3. Abstract should include title of the paper, selected sub-theme, authors’ affiliation and full address including email and telephone number.
  4. The paper should be submitted both in Word and PDF formats.

Please, observe the following deadlines

Abstract submission 30 April 2019
Notification of acceptance of Abstract 15 May 2019
Online registration Already Started
Submission of Full Paper & Power Point Presentations 10 June 2019
Publication of Abstracts and Program and Handbook 25 June 2019
Conference date 25-27 July, 2019

For further information please contact:

W/ro Hana Geremew  or Ato Fisseha Worede  

Research and Knowledge Management Office

St. Mary’s University, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Tel: +251 911530955/ +251 911645382

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Ethiopian Airlines is sole carrier and sponsor of this Conference