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Economic Challenges for Higher Education in Central and Eastern Europe

Cracow University of Economics
Department of European Studies
23-24 April 2015

The higher education systems of Central and East European countries have gone in last two decades through a period of massive expansion with the dynamic increase in the number of students, the emergence of HE private institutions and quantitative expansion of public academic centers. It is sometimes said that such developments have been a crucial factor of relative success of several transitional economies.

But now it becomes clear that these systems face hard challenges due to demographic change, limited public resources and increased international competition.

The conference will address these challenges in a comparative perspective taking into account experiences of various countries of the region and wide range of theoretical approaches.

The conference is organized by Cracow University of Economics in cooperation with Central European University (Budapest, Hungary; www.ceu.hu), Economic Department of the Masaryk University (Brno, Czech Republic; www.econ.muni.cz) and the Jagiellonian Club (Cracow, Poland; www.kj.org.pl) with the financial support of the International Visegrad Fund (www.visegradfund.org)

Please submit the final draft as well as the abstract in separate files (in word format) no later than 15 April 2015.

Conference fee in amount of 50 euro needs to be transferred to the following account by 21 April 2015:

Account Name: Cracow University of Economics
Account No. (IBAN): PL35 1060 0076 0000 3210 0015 2428
Swift Code: BPHKPLPK

In the title of the transfer please specify in the purpose: Economic Challenges for HE in CEE Conference - registration fee.

Also, kindly send a scanned copy of the transfer documents to: Ekse@uek.krakow.pl

Accommodation during the conference is not covered by the conference fee. Nevertheless, we negotiated price discount for 25 single rooms for the conference participants in the Atelier Apart Hotel that is located 3 minutes’ walk from the University. If you decide to choose this venue, while booking please indicate that you are participants of the conference.

For more information see: www.atelieraparthotel.pl

Should you have any further questions, do not hesitate to contact Marcin Kędzierski from the conference organizational committee.

The project is co-financed by
International Visegrad Fund
within the framework of a competition
for "Small grants"

The conference is held under
the Honorary Patronage of the Ministry
of Science and Higher Education
of the Republic of Poland

Małopolska Region
is the official partner of the conference