We cordially invite you to join the TER-2021A Transnational Education Autumn Conference 2021 (TER-2021A) to be held in hybrid form including some live sessions in Manchester, UK and online via Microsoft Teams and hosted by International British Business School on 25-26 September 2021. The TER-2021A is a peer reviewed international event offering a venue for novel research and scholarship as well as debates on current practices, policies, scholarship, and challenges. Empirical studies, conceptual debates, case studies, research and grant proposals can be presented and discussed in the TER-2021A. TER-2021A Transnational Education Autumn Conference 2021 is a professional and academic gathering focusing on scholarship and practice in higher and further education. The 2021 edition of the conference is focusing on the impact of COVID-19 pandemic and restrictions and changes imposed as a result.

TER-2021A is an affiliated event of Transnational Education Review (TER), an international peer-reviewed journal facilitating scholarly exchange  on education and cross border implications, practices and policies involving researchers, policy makers, practitioners, agents, donors, families and students as key stakeholders. Like the Journal, TER-2021A welcomes all contributions on education in broadest meaning. Presentations focusing on transnational education and international dimension are particularly encouraged by the Conference.

Transnational education is defined by UNESCO and CoE as “all types of higher education study programmes, or sets of courses of study, or educational services (including those of distance education) in which the learners are located in a country different from the one where the awarding institution is based. Such programmes may belong to the education system of a State different from the State in which it operates, or may operate independently of any national education system.” However, we consider a much wider scope for the Conference. Not only cross border programmes and activities but cross border impact and potential of educational practices and scholarship are all invited to the Conference.

With the long lasting impact of COVID-19 pandemic, transnational education, especially in open and distance learning is likely to gain more importance in the coming months and years. Transnational education has been an important revenue stream for many institutions around the world while many other countries remain ambitious about it. Therefore, the TER-2021A encourages contributions on practice, policy, governance aspects and financial aspects of expanding market of transnatioal education, development and international cooperation. 

We invite participants from all disciplines and subdisciplines of Social Sciences and Economics with relevance to Education, Pedagogy, governance, practice and policy making in education. There will be parallel sessions, workshops, and roundtable debates, meet the editors sessions and exhibitions.

Submissions and Decisions

Submissions: Please email your abstracts (max 200 words) to us via email to tereditor@gmail.com

Peer-review process: All abstracts will be peer-reviewed by the Conference Scientific Committee formed of leading and experienced academics in cognate areas of Education who also serve on the editorial board of international peer reviewed journal Transnational Education Review. Selection decisions will be announced via email by 1 September 2021.

Participants must complete their registrations by paying the appropriate fee via bank transfer. Please email to tereditor@gmail.com to receive bank details to register.

Registration fee for TER-2021A: £875 (for Full time faculty) £95 (for students and post-docs)

TER-2021A Daily Programme Outline

25 – 26 September 2021

Day One

  • 09.00 – 10.00: Registration
  • 10.00 – 11.00: Education Practice
  • 11.30 – 12.30: New Challenges in Pedagogy


  • 14.00 – 15.30: Transnational Education and Governance
  • 16.00 – 17.30: Administration and Covid-19

Day Two

  • 09.00 – 10.00: Registration
  • 10.00 – 11.00: Future of Higher Education
  • 11.30 – 12.30: Disruptive Age and Education


  • 14.00 – 15.30: Digital Transition and Covid-19
  • 16.00 – 17.30: Case Studies with TER Editors
  • 17.30 : Closing session and evaluations