Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences

The Higher Education Conference

Exploring the research-teaching-praxis nexus


After a successful first edition in 2016, the newest edition of the Higher Education Research Conference (HEC) will be held on 28th and 29th October 2019 in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. This conference is organised in collaboration with the higher education division of the Netherlands Educational Research Association.

Conference theme

The research-teaching-practice triangle considers an equal link between these components within higher education (Kaplan, 1989). Higher education has a central role in educating future professionals. For that reason, a holistic framework must be offered with regard to linking research, education and professional practice. However, the literature shows a gap between these components, in particular between research and its application in practice (Grosu, Almăşan & Circa, 2015).

We want to invite researchers, educationalists, policy makers, industry experts and colleagues from the professional world to exchange ideas about the relationship between research, education and practice.


You can register as a presenter or as a visitor to the conference. Delegates submit a proposal for research in higher education in English in poster, paper and symposium format. The deadline for this is 14 June 2019. Registration for visitors opens on 1 May 2019.

See for more information.

Missed it? Watch back the inaugural lecture of Didi Griffioen and read back the texts of the keynotes given by Michael Young and Arshad Ahmad through the following links.

Download > Text Opening Geleyn Meijer 

Download > Text keynote Michael Young

Download > Text keynote Arshad Ahmad

Download > PowerPoint keynote Arshad Ahmad

Download > Text lectorale rede Didi Griffioen

Watch > Inaugural lecture Didi Griffioen

Published by  Higher Education, Research and Innovation 12 November 2019