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Higher Education Institutions Conference 2021: Higher Education Institution as a Driver of Change and a Catalyst for Innovation

Participants can submit their papers in accordance with the conference topics and contribute to the scientific discussion. Peer-reviewed papers will be published in the proceedings, with an appropriate ISBN distributed electronically. A certain number of papers will be selected as best papers and in the extended version recommended for publishing in an international journal.


This year we are again awarding the best Full Paper at the Conference and the price is 50% discount on the next registration for
Higher Education Institutions Conference! Join us in presenting scientific papers of renowned world experts and engage in productive panel discussions on current topics. Let's open together new frontiers in higher education!

The last year's winner is Jasmina Dlačić from the University of Rijeka, Faculty of Economics and Business, Croatia with a paper Groundwork for higher educational institutions – Assessing perceived service quality.

In her work, Dlačić explored perceived service quality in a HEI from a student perspective. She states that as competition intensified, „the focus on providing superior service quality became imperative for higher educational institutions" while she agrees that „internationalization is ubiquitous and top-quality higher educational institutions implement international accreditation standards".

Mrs. Dlačić about her HEIC experience:The HEIC conference is a perfect venue for institutions seeking high-quality standards in higher education. Although the conference was held online, it provided a wealth of networking and learning opportunities. At the Faculty of Economics and Business, University of Rijeka, a few years ago we began the foundational work of finding out where we are in terms of higher education quality, a part of the process that I've explored in my research paper. All to modify our processes to meet high educational quality standards that AACSB support. We sincerely believe that the only way forward for higher education institutions is to put students at the center of learning by continuously improving quality of teaching and scholarship".

The deadline for paper submission is the 15th of September 2021!

You can submit your scientific paper here.



  • Innovating financial models – Zoran Barac, PhD
  • Empowering learning through technology – Boris Debić, PhD
  • Achieving Competitiveness – Focus on Quality and Higher Academic Standards - Borna Jalšenjak, PhD
  • Educating students for the future job market – Julie Felker, PhD
  • Innovation and Strategy in Higher Education – Mato Njavro, PhD

Besides these interesting plenary sessions, HEIC2021 consists of a presentation of papers as well as the AACSB Accreditation Workshop, which enables attendees to gain a valuable look into the new AACSB standards and the accreditation process.

Register now for the HEIC2021 here!