Call for Papers | Education without Borders 2013 (Due Oct. 30)

Tuesday, October 30, 2012 (All day)

Hi everyone,

A great opportunity to present your paper or just mingle with students from around the world at Education Without Borders, a biennial international student conference, organized by the Higher Colleges of Technology, to be held in the UAE.

The Higher Colleges of Technology will pay the following reasonable costs for international student delegates:

  • In-country accommodation;
  • Provision of meals;
  • Transportation and EWB registration fees.

Participants are only responsible for the cost of airfares to and from the United Arab Emirates. A number of air travel scholarships will be available for selected papers and projects.

See more details at

Great conference!!!

Best, Dennis


Bridging the Gap:  Innovative Solutions to Global Educational Challenges

This theme will examine innovative solutions to the complex challenges facing global education.  Some the key challenges facing education include:

  • Ensuring access to education at all levels
  • Bridging the digital divide and ensuring equitable access to technology and content in developing nations
  • Developing responsive higher education models
  • Tapping new innovations in science, technology, engineering and mathematics
  • Designing creative uses for effective mobile learning, open education, and Open Educational Resources (OER)
  • Building public-private partnerships for development
  • Cross-border higher education and research
  • How to finance educational innovation
  • Managing the exponential increased cost of higher education
  • Research and Teaching mandates: Contradictory or complementary?
  • Measuring Educational Success – Students, Institutions, and communities?
  • A university is not a business and other fantasies – academic enterprise or engine for economic growth?
  • Combating the human barriers to education – poverty, hunger, disease, and conflict zones.

The following eight sub-themes for the 2013 Education Without Borders conference have been identified.


  1. A 500-word abstract (maximum) is the first step in the author submission process. Following review of proposal abstracts, the authors of those abstracts accepted will be invited to submit a full paper. Please see ‘Guidelines for Abstract Submission’ in the submission guidelines section.
  2. Applicants are asked to prepare submissions for any one of the above sub-themes. These sub-themes are not to limit creativity, but rather to provide direction.
  3. When preparing submissions on any of the sub-themes the applicants’ work should address the above mentioned pressing global challenges and how best to deal with them.
  4. For more information relating to the Submissions see Submission Requirements page.
  5. If applicants have any questions or queries with the application/submission process please email



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