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(Sub-themes & Guideline)



Bridging the digital divide towards equity transformation
  1. Access and retention
  2. Values concerning social justice and equity
  3. Online learning interactions, communities, and cultural aspects
  4. Pedagogical and technological innovations in digital learning
  5. Staff development for online learning
  6. Sustainable development goal #5 (SDG5)
Employment equity: Building talent resilient in the post-pandemic.
  1. Higher education and the labor market
  2. Soft skills for post-pandemic era
  3. Life-long and life-wide learning
  4. Employability challenges for students in the post-pandemic era
  5. Labor market and vocational education
  6. Measurement of competencies in vocational education and training
  7. Sustainable development goal #8 (SDG8)
Socioeconomic standing for Higher Education equitability
  1. Operational aspects of universities
  2. Higher education financial management and leadership
  3. Financial sustainability in the post-pandemic era
  4. Cultural and social sustainability
  5. Marginalized student access to higher education
  6. Sustainable development goal #8 (SDG8)
Advancing Equity through Higher Education Policy: A Way Forward
  1. Innovative higher education pedagogies, teaching, learning, curriculum, and assessment
  2. Planning and design of campuses
  3. COVID-19 circumstances for teaching and learning
  4. Improving the quality and appeal of vocational/professional pathways
  5. International comparisons of vocational education systems
  6. Sustainable development goal #4 (SDG4)
  1. Abstract length: 200–250 words 
  2. Abstracts should contain a summary of the entire study by briefly giving the introduction, problem statement, objective, method, and results of the study.
  3. A maximum of 6 keywords are to be identified from the abstract/paper (general terms/words [e.g., education] are to be avoided unless the term/word is substantially defined and discussed as a subject matter in the content). 
  4. A structured abstract for GHEF 2023

- Title: The title of your abstract should be brief and informative, highlighting the main focus of your research.

- Background: Provide a brief overview of the problem or issue that your research addresses. Include the context of the research and the significance of the problem or issue. (75 words)

- Objective: Clearly state the research question or hypothesis that your study aims to answer. (50 words)

- Methods: Describe the methods used in your study, including the study design, data collection methods, and data analysis techniques (50 words)

- Results: Present the findings of your study in a concise manner, including any statistical analyses, graphs, or tables that support your results. (75 words)

- Conclusion: Summarize the main conclusions drawn from your research and discuss the implications of your findings. Include any limitations of your study and suggestions for future research. (100 words)

- Keywords: Provide a list of keywords that accurately reflect the content of your abstract. (5 keywords)