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INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON RESEARCH IN HIGHER EDUCATION INSTITUTIONS (ICRHEI)
Cebu City Philippines, October 24-27, 2007

ICR logoCONFERENCE CONCEPT STATEMENT

Research has been widely recognized as the primary means to acquire new information and innovative ideas in many academic fields and disciplines especially in the natural sciences and technology and the social sciences. Knowledge gained from research has increasingly been recognized worldwide as a catalyst of economic progress and social well-being. In plain terms such knowledge provides new gainful jobs for people.

As the lead government agency on higher education, the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) has, as one of its mandates, the promotion of research to push forward the frontiers of knowledge and to develop a culture of research among the higher education institutions (HEIs), on the assumption that the HEIs should be a major source of research-generated knowledge for society to use.

To this end, CHED will hold this international conference, with the following objectives:

General: To provide a venue for sharing and discussing factors, which promote and inhibit the full participation of higher education institutions (HEIs) in human and economic development through research and extension.

Specific:

  1. To highlight best practices in:
    1. Providing and nurturing a conducive environment for research
    2. Building and maintaining research expertise in HEIs for national development
    3. Research output utilization in teaching, policy-making and implementation, industry innovation and sustainable community development
       
  2. To determine mechanisms for the initiation and maintenance of international and regional collaboration in research capacity building for research and in knowledge/technology generation
     
  3. To explore various modalities of research partnership/linkages between the producers and consumers of research skills/knowledge
     
  4. To agree on strategies and actions for regional networking among higher education (HE) researchers, scientists and institutions for promoting and sustaining HE research and output utilization

THEME AND SUB-THEMES

Main Theme: The Vital Role of Higher Education Research in Sustainable Development

Sub-Theme 1: Higher Education Institution (HEI) Research Capability Building for Socio-Economic growth

  • Creating and maintaining community of experts
  • Integrating and harmonizing the three focal functions of HEIs (instruction, research and extension)
  • Ethical values in research programs and processes
  • Development of Research Infrastructure

Sub-Theme 2: HEI Partnerships in Research

  • Partnerships between and among:
    • Industry, Academe, Government
    • NGOs, POs and civil society groups
    • Donor agencies
  • Case studies

Sub-Theme 3: Modes of research results utilization

  • Research-based curricula and teaching materials for improved relevant teaching especially in graduate schools
  • Research-based policies
  • Adaptation/commercialization of technologies developed by HEIs
  • State of art science parks, R&D labs. Technology incubators, R & D of transnational corporations
  • Intellectual Property Rights of technologies developed by HEIs

Sub-Theme 4: Relevance of Research to Current Issues

  • Globalization
  • Urbanization
  • Migration/Brain drain
  • Environmental conservation and protection
  • Business and Economics
  • Governance

CALL FOR PAPERS

While the conference will provide keynote and plenary speakers, all participants are cordially invited to be part of the conference as paper/poster presenters on the above sub-themes.

For interested parties, abstracts should be sent on or before 06 July 2007 to:

Dr. Enrico Supangco (chedzrc_uplb@yahoo.com)

Abstract should include the title, sub-theme, a 250-300 word summary, name, position and department, institution and contact information (phone, mail, fax and e-mail).

A panel of Reviewers/Technical experts will referee all paper/poster presentation. Each presentation will be reviewed by at least two members according to their field of expertise. Notification whether the paper/poster has been accepted or not will be sent on or before 06 August 2007:

Important Dates:

  • Deadline for submission of abstract - 06 July 2007
  • Notification of acceptance of paper - 06 August 2007
  • Submission of full papers - 07 September 2007
    (hard and electronic copies)

Abstracts must be written in English. Typing should be in MS-Word. The abstract including the title (14 point, bold, all caps, Times New Roman), author/s (12 point, Arial, with the name of the presenting author underlined), addresses along with fax, e-mail (10 point, Arial) and the text should be single spaced in 11 point, Times New Roman font. The title and the author’s name should be centered into 14 cm (width) x 19cm (height).

Presentation

Slide, overhead and multimedia projectors (powerpoint) will be available for presentations.

Publication of Abstracts

An abstracts booklet will be produced directly from the original typed copy of the abstracts of the accepted presentations.

Poster Board Size

The size of the posters should not exceed 150cm (height) and 100cm (width). All posters must be written in English. The content of the posters has to be readable from at least four feet. Awards for the best under different categories will be given during the closing ceremony. Materials for assembling posters will be provided.

For inquiries please contact:

ICRHEI Secretariat
Commission on Higher Education

2nd Floor, Jollibee Center Bldg., San Miguel Avenue, Pasig City
Philippines 1004
Telefax
: (02) 633-1981
(02) 910-1982
Website : ched.mozcom.com
E-mail : oppri-od@ched.gov.ph
oppri-rd@ched.gov.ph

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