2019 CHER Conference

  The CHER 32nd Annual Conference took place at the University of Kassel, Germany, from 28 August to 30 August 2019. It was organized by the International Centre for Higher Education Research Kassel (INCHER-Kassel) and the Consortium of Higher Education Researchers (CHER)

The theme of the 2019 conference was ‘Theories and Methods in Higher Education Research’. The field of higher education research is growing and increasingly relying on various disciplinary and interdisciplinary theoretical approaches and advanced methods to explain higher education outcomes and policy issues. In the recent years, there has been an increased tendency towards using more and more theories and advanced methods in higher education research. Application of theory and advanced qualitative and quantitative methods in higher education research is also significant to establish the potential and innovation of higher education research and to address methodological challenges as associated with international comparative research, diversity of student body, policy implementation and evaluation, secondary data usage and analyses.  

Taking into account these recent developments and challenges, the CHER conference pursued two aims: First, to critically discuss theories and methods employed in higher education research. Second, to discuss the relevance of recent theoretical and methodological developments in other scientific disciplines and interdisciplinary research areas for higher education research. The abstracts can either focus on methods or theory or the nexus of methods and theory. All three perspectives are equally important for scientific innovation and sustainable progress in the interdisciplinary field of higher education research.

Organizing Committee

Georg Krücken (INCHER-Kassel, CHER Board of Directors)
Shweta Mishra (INCHER-Kassel)

Tim Seidenschnur (INCHER-Kassel)
Christian Schneijderberg (INCHER-Kassel)
Isabel Steinhardt (INCHER-Kassel)

Jelena Brankovic (CHER Board of Directors)
Gaële Goastellec (CHER Board of Directors)
Hugo Horta (CHER Board of Directors)
Terhi Nokkala (CHER Board of Directors)
Emanuela Reale (CHER Board of Directors)