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6th International Conference on World-Class Universities, 1-4 November, 2015, Shanghai, China

Call for Proposals

The Center for World-Class Universities of Shanghai Jiao Tong University has initiated the biennial International Conference on World-Class Universities since 2005. The conferences provide a platform for global leaders, senior university administrators, leading scholars and policy researchers worldwide to discuss various issues related to WCU. Contributions to previous conferences are published as books and are indexed in Conference Proceedings Citation Index – Social Science and Humanities (CPCI-SSH) by the Web of Science.

The general theme of WCU-7 is World-Class Universities: Towards a Global Common Good and Seeking National and Institutional Contributions. We invite proposals for working papers within the following topics:

- What are the ultimate goals, missions, roles and purposes of WCUs?
- What are the global common goods of WCUs?
- What mechanisms should be created for WCUs to identify, regulate, measure and finance global common goods in education and knowledge?
- How can WCUs balance their roles in developing global common goods, national contributions and local engagement to achieve global sustainability?
- How can WCUs contribute to the need of broad enhancement and innovation in providing lifelong learning?

Participants interested in presenting a contribution in one of the above-mentioned topics are kindly asked to submit an abstract of up to 2,000 words by 31 May 2017. Submission must be made through the website . The Program Committee of WCU-7 will make selection of received proposals to be presented at the conference.

The author[s] of the selected papers will be informed by 30 June, 2017 and are kindly requested to submit the full text of the respective paper by 31 August, 2017 so that drafts of the selected papers can be distributed during the conference.

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