Dear Colleagues,

We are pleased to announce that we have a new partner - World Interdisciplinary Network for Institutional Research (WINIR). Both of WINIR and HEF will make efforts to promote and hold international higher education conferences. The upcoming events will be:


Fifth WINIR Conference, Institutions and the Future of Capitalism, Hong Kong, 14-17, September, 2018,  http://winir.org/?page=events&side=winir_2018

International Symposium on Education, Psychology and Social Sciences, Hiroshima, 11-13, September, 2018, http://www.isepss.org

Asia-Pacific Conference on Management and Business, Hiroshima, 11-13, September, 2018, http://www.apcmb.org

Annual Conference on Engineering and Applied Science, Hiroshima, 11-13, September, 2018, http://aceat.org

International Conference on Life Science and Biological Engineering, Osaka, 16-18, October, 2018, http://lsbe.org

Annual Conference on Management and Social Science, Osaka, 16-18, October, 2018, http://acmass.org


*The exact conference information will be updated at the end of 2017

For more information, please visit WINIR: http://winir.org/ and HEF: http://www.prohef.org/


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Institutions are the stuff of social and economic life. Institutions, broadly defined as systems of established social rules, are key factors in explaining human well-being, economic performance and social evolution. 

Officially launched in October 2013 WINIR brings together researchers devoted to the study of the nature, function, evolution, and impact of the institutions and organisations of economic and social life.

WINIR organises conferences, workshops, and hosted conference sessions around the world. All WINIR events are explicitly about institutions (or organisations), and/or address institutional thought, from any academic discipline.

WINIR is a specialist but global network, set up to complement rather than rival other scholarly associations that have the study of institutions on their agenda. Unconfined to any single academic discipline, any particular theoretical approach or any specific methodology, WINIR accepts all contributions that can help us understand the nature and role of institutions. WINIR aims to promote creative conversations across disciplinary boundaries in order to build an adaptable and interdisciplinary theoretical consensus concerning core issues, which can be a basis for cumulative learning and scientific progress in the exciting and rapidly-expanding area of institutional research.