IREG-7 Conference:
Employability and Academic Rankings
Reflections and Impacts

14-16 May 2014, London, United Kingdom
Darwin Building, University College London


This is the seventh IREG conference and this year the theme centres on employability. However, the IREG conference plays an important role in facilitating the discussion and debate around academic rankings in general. As such the programme is designed to emphasise employability but also explore other trends and developments and how they influence, or are influenced by academic rankings.

The first session will feature employers’ views in panel form, but for the remaining sessions the IREG-7 Programme Committee would like to invite papers in tune with the identified themes of the six other sessions:


Employability and Skills Structure - A Lens for Assessing Performance of Higher Education Institutions and Study Programmes


Universities Panel: Perspectives on Employability-related Responsibilities in Teaching and Life-long Learning


Methodological Challenges for Academic Rankings to Reflect Employability: Experiences of Ranking Providers


New Initiatives and Developments in Academic Rankings


MOOCs and Digital Delivery: Reflected in Rankings, Valued by Employers?


Impacts of Academic Rankings on Planning, Policy and the International Landscape of Higher Education and Youth Employability

Wherever possible, session proposals should draw on new observations and data and tied to the theme of the session. Every effort will be made to accommodate high-quality papers that the Programme Committee consider of keen interest to the conference audience. Session titles may be adapted to ensure an engaging and consistently high-quality conference.

The first proposal [extensive outline] of the paper should be sent to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. no later than 31 December 2013. Authors who have been pre-selected will be contacted by the end of January 2014 to finalize their paper and deal with any organizational issues.

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