Third International Conference on Higher Education Advances

ValenciaValencia (E), November 2016 - After the great success of the previous HEAd conferences, which received submissions from 54 countries, the organizers are pleased to announce the Third International Conference on Higher Education Advances (HEAd'17), 21-23 June 2017 in Valencia, Spain. 

This conference is a forum for researchers and practitioners to exchange ideas, experiences, opinions, and research results relating to the preparation of students, teaching/learning methodologies, and the organization of educational systems.

The HEAd'17 conference will be held at the Faculty of Business Administration and Management of the Universitat Politècnica de València (UPV), which has recently been ranked as the best technical university in Spain by the Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) 2016.

Topics of interest

The program committee encourages the submission of articles that communicate applied and empirical findings of interest to higher education professionals. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to, the following topic areas:

  • innovative materials and new tools for teaching
  • teaching and learning experiences
  • educational technology (e.g. virtual labs, eLearning)
  • evaluation and assessment of student learning
  • emerging technologies in learning (e.g. MOOC, OER, gamification)
  • experiences outside the classroom (e.g. practicums, mobility)
  • new teaching/learning theories and models
  • globalization in education and education reforms
  • education economics
  • learning for employment
  • education accreditation, quality, and assessment
  • competency-based learning and skill assessment

Important Dates

Submission deadline: 31 January 2017
Author notification: 30 March 2017
Camera ready due: 25 April 2017
Conference dates: 21-23 June 2017


All accepted papers will appear in the conference proceedings with a DOI and ISBN number. They will be published in open access by UPV Press and indexed in major international bibliographic databases.


The program committee will select the winners for the Best Paper and Best Student Paper awards. To be eligible for the best student paper award, the presenting author of the paper must be a full-time student.

Submission guidelines

Authors from all over the world are invited to submit original and unpublished papers that are not under review in any other conference or journal. All papers will be peer reviewed by the program committee based on their originality, significance, methodological soundness, and clarity of exposition.