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Keynote Speakers

H.E Mrs Fatima Maada Bio

Education of the girl child

First Lady of the Republic of Sierra Leone. A politician, an actress, a writer, a human’s right advocate Her office has embarked on many programs, but all geared towards human capital development, with emphasis on women’s empowerment and protecting our children.

Prof. Datuk Ir. Ts. Dr. Ahmad Fauzi bin Ismail

Professor Datuk Ts Dr Ahmad Fauzi Ismail has made groundbreaking contributions to membrane technology. As the first to produce indigenous commercially competitive hollow fibre membranes for gas separation, water, and wastewater treatment, his research delves into polymer rheology and spectroscopy techniques, resulting in high-performance membranes.

Prof. Dr. Kimberly A. Noels

Language Education and Internationalization

KIMBERLY A. NOELS is a Professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of Alberta. Her interdisciplinary research program focuses on how social interactions facilitate or hinder the complex and dynamic processes of language acquisition, socio-psychological acculturation, and intercultural relations.

Emeritus Prof. Dr. Hans de Wit

Critical reflections on the concept and evolution of internationalization in higher education.

A globally renowned scholar, Hans de Wit has made his name studying the internationalization of higher education. His current research interestsinclude how to reach global learning for all students, the future of internationalisation post COVID-19, international student recruitment and mobility in non-Anglophone countries.

Prof. Dr. Melahat Bilge Demirköz

Science Diplomacy in the Age of VUCA

Director of the Research and Application Center for Space and Accelerator Technologies. Middle East Technical University. Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Booster Detector Physics , High-energy and Particle Physics, Nuclear Physics

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Qiang Zha

Internationalization in higher education—in the face of growing uncertainties, anti-globalization, and geopolitical shifts.

Qiang Zha is an Associate Professor at the Faculty of Education, York University, where he served as the Director of Graduate Program in Education in 2017-2020. In 2021-2022, he was appointed as a York University Provostial Fellow.

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Dewi Yanti Liliana

Ethical Horizons: Leveraging Generative Artificial Intelligence for Education

Department of Computer and Informatics Engineering Politeknik Negeri Jakarta (Jakarta State Polytechnic) Research interest: Artificial Intelligence, Natural Language Processing, Computer Vision, Affective Computing, Data Analytics

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Mohd Ariffin Abu Hassan

Universiti Teknologi Malaysi-Head of International Relation Office

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Call for Abstract

Dear Colleagues,
We are excited to invite you to submit an abstract for the Internationalization in Higher Education Conference IHECON2024, held at Ondokuz Mayıs University in Samsun, Türkiye on October 25-27, 2024.
Abstract submission is open until August 20th (for regular registration).
Those who submit their abstract until July 15th (for early-bird registration) will benefit a registration fee discount.

When preparing your abstract, please adhere to the following guidelines:

  1. Authors are invited to submit abstracts (maximum 300 words). Submissions surpassing this limit will not be considered for review.
  2. Abstracts must be composed in proper English. Prior to submission, we strongly recommend proofreading your abstract.
  3. You will be prompted to indicate the language of your presentation (English) during the submission process. The conference program will be structured accordingly.
  4. The conference adopts a hybrit format, encompassing both virtual and in-person presentations. Please indicate your preference for the presentation format during the submission. Please note that the availability of virtual presentation slots is limited.
  5. When you upload your abstract via Google Form, you will receive feedback confirming that your abstract has been successfully submitted to the conference system. Upon seeing this notification message, your abstract has been successfully submitted.

Should you have any inquiries, please do not hesitate to contact us at mail

We look forward to receiving your submissions and anticipating your participation at the conference.

Yours sincerely,

On behalf of the Organizing Committee

Important Dates

  • 03.04.2024
    Call for Abstract
  • 15.07.2024
    Early Bird Registration Deadline
  • 20.08.2024
    Regular Registration Deadline
  • 20.08.2024
    Abstract Submission Deadline
  • 10.09.2024
    Notification of Acceptance and Announcement of the Conference Program
  • 25-27.10.24
    Conference Dates

Frequently asked questions (FAQ)

What is the focus of the Internationalization in Higher Education Conference ?

The Internationalization in Higher Education Conference is a conference focused on exploring and advancing strategies, challenges, and opportunities related to internationalization in higher education. It brings together educators, researchers, policymakers, and practitioners from around the world to discuss key topics and share insights in this important field.

When and where will Internationalization in Higher Education Conference IHECON2024 take place?

Internationalization in Higher Education Conference IHECON2024 will be held at Ondokuz Mayıs University in Samsun, Türkiye, on October 25-27, 2024.

Who should attend Internationalization in Higher Education Conference ?

The conference is designed for academics, administrators, researchers, policymakers, and professionals involved or interested in internationalization efforts within higher education institutions.

Whom should I contact for further inquiries about Internationalization in Higher Education Conference ?

For any inquiries regarding the conference, you can contact the organizing committee at

How can I access the conference schedule?

The detailed conference schedule, including session timings and topics, will be available on the conference website and provided to registered participants.

What can I expect from the conference program?

The program will feature keynote speeches, panel discussions, paper presentations, workshops, and networking sessions focusing on various aspects of internationalization in higher education.

Does Internationalization in Higher Education Conference offer both in-person and virtual attendance options?

Internationalization in Higher Education Conference offers both in-person and virtual attendance options.