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Public Research Project: Emergency Response to Infectious Disease Outbreak on Cruise Ships (Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Japan)

The International Academic Forum (IAFOR) has entered into a contract with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan (MOFA) as of October 22, 2020, to conduct a comprehensive international study on the issues and challenges related to the outbreak of infectious diseases on cruise ships, as a supplementary budget public project for FY2020. Drawing from

Reimagining Education for Today’s Complex and Fast-Changing World

Bold project led by the Virginia Tech Calhoun Center for Higher Education Innovation, IAFOR (The International Academic Forum), and the Future Talent Council.

Authentic Learning and Knowledge Mapping: Call for Case Studies

A collaborative effort of the Calhoun Center for Higher Education Innovation, The International Academic Forum (IAFOR), the Future Talent Council (FTC) and the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU).

Announcing Terry Small as Featured Presenter at ACE2020

Canada’s leading learning skills specialist, Terry Small, has been announced as a Featured Presenter at The 12th Asian Conference on Education (ACE2020), where he will give an interactive workshop, titled: “Healthy Brain, Resilient Mind – 5 Steps to a Calmer, Sharper, Happier You!”. Terry Small, BEd, MA, is a master teacher and Canada’s leading learning

Automation, Innovation and the Future of Work in Asia

Summary of the Special Panel “The Other: Automation, Innovation and the Future of Work in Asia”

On 4 September, the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung (KAS), under the Socio-economic Governance Program Asia (SOPAS), hosted a special panel during the 2020 AAS-in-Asia Conference. Entitled, “The Other: Automation, Innovation and the Future of Work in Asia”, the panel aimed to address salient issues and debates about the impact of automation and technological innovation on employment

Summary of the Special Roundtable on South Korea-Japan Relations

As part of the OSIPP-IAFOR Research Centre’s (IRC) collaborative project on Korea and Japan in the Evolving China-US Relations, the Korea Foundation sponsored a Special Roundtable during the AAS-in-Asia 2020 Conference. Entitled “Japan and Korea in the US-China Relations: A Reappraisal of the Post-War Order”, the panel featured scholars from East Asian institutions, Haruko Satoh

Adaptive Lifelong Learning for an Inclusive Knowledge Economy

Adaptive Lifelong Learning for an Inclusive Knowledge Economy

The Calhoun Center for Higher Education Innovation at Virginia Tech, in partnership with Virginia Tech Publishing, IAFOR and the Future Talent Council, are happy to announce the publishing of the collaborative report on Adaptive Lifelong Learning for an Inclusive Knowledge Economy. The report was compiled over the past 18 months by 60 co-authors from 32

IAFOR Hybrid Conference Model

IAFOR is committed to ensuring that its members and conference attendees have the continued ability to present, publish and participate throughout the pandemic, and has worked to ensure that it’s conferences and content are more accessible than ever before. We have also put into place hybrid models that will ensure whatever the situation, that this

A Report on the Panel Presentations on Inclusive and Adaptive Education

The 8th European Conference on Education (ECE2020) was held online, but was attended by more than two hundred delegates from more than 40 countries, and reached many thousands more as plenary sessions were streamed online and shared on social media as part of IAFOR’s continued outreach in response to the pandemic. Panels on inclusive and

Coming Together Around A Campfire of Values

Christine R. Yano, AAS President, Professor of Anthropology, University of Hawaii, USA (09/03/20) The 2020 meeting of AAS-in-Asia wrapped up in splendid fashion with a splashy media presentation and warm farewells. Many thanks to Joe Haldane and the IAFOR staff for stepping in and making the meeting possible with their can-do attitude and energy. Over

Welcome to JoE Undergraduate Education

Now Published: Volume 8 – Issue 3 – IAFOR Journal of Education: Undergraduate Education

As we embark on the first issue of Undergraduate Education for the IAFOR Journal of Education, I am reminded of the changes that we have experienced in our universities and colleges over the last fifty years; and at the same time, I see what has stayed the same.

Call for Papers: IAFOR Journal of Literature & Librarianship (Scopus)

Dr Bernard Montoneri, Editor of the IAFOR Journal of Literature & Librarianship, has issued an open call for papers for inclusion in Volume 9 Issue 2, the winter 2020 issue of the journal. Volume 9 Issue 2 Submission period: Sunday August 9, 2020 – Friday October 5, 2020.* Target publication date: December 14, 2020 * Papers

Night with her Train of Stars, 1912, Birmingham Museums Trust, IAFOR Journal of Literature and Librarianship

Now Published: IAFOR Journal of Literature & Librarianship: Volume 9 – Issue 1

IAFOR Journal of Literature & Librarianship: Volume 9 – Issue 1 Editor-in-Chief: Bernard Montoneri, Taipei, Taiwan Co-Editor: Rachel Franks, University of Newcastle / University of Sydney, Australia Published: July 27, 2020 ISSN: 2187-0608 It is our great pleasure and my personal honour as the Editor-in-Chief to introduce Volume 9 Issue 1 of the IAFOR

Now Published: Volume 8 – Issue 2 – IAFOR Journal of Education: Technology in Education

Welcome to the IAFOR Journal of Education’s inaugural Technology in Education issue. While the Journal structure may be slightly altered at times, our commitment to interdisciplinary, international, intercultural, quality manuscripts remains.

Now Published: IAFOR Journal of Arts & Humanities: Volume 7 – Issue 1

IAFOR Journal of Arts & Humanities Volume 7 – Issue 1 Editor: Dr Alfonso J. García Osuna Published: June 06, 2020 ISSN: 2187-0616 Editor’s Introduction We’ve arrived at a moment in history where humanist thought, or more exactly the humanist endeavour, must again migrate from bookish realms of detached abstraction to a place where

Special Message: Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

UPDATE: June 02, 2020 Due to continued uncertainties surrounding the ongoing global coronavirus pandemic, and especially as relates to the situation in the UK, IAFOR has made the decision to hold IAFOR’s July European Conference Series in London entirely online via Zoom. The 8th European Conference on Education (ECE2020) The 8th European Conference on Language

“Communication, Technology and Transparency in Times of COVID” ACCS/ACAS Plenary Panel Discussion

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought a number of issues into focus relating to governance, decision-making and transparency in and between nation states, not least as these involve communication and technology. This panel will compare and contrast responses from several national contexts, and look at questions of privacy and freedoms in the context of lockdowns, and

The Korea Foundation Sponsor COVID-19 Discussion Panel at ACAS/ACCS2020

IAFOR is delighted to announce a Korea Foundation sponsored ACCS/ACAS2020 panel discussion titled, “The COVID-19 pandemic and the crisis of global politics: A view from Asia”. The COVID-19 pandemic is now not only a global health crisis but much more. It has unleashed a cultural war in global politics, shaken the foundation of the healthy

ACAS2020 Design and Democracy Panel Konrad Adenauer Foundation

Announcing Konrad Adenauer Foundation co-organized “Design and Democracy” Panel at ACAS/ACCS2020

IAFOR is excited to announce an upcoming collaboration with the Konrad Adenauer Foundation, Japan (KAS) Social Economic Governance Programme Asia (SOPAS) who have co-organized a Plenary Panel Discussion titled “Design and Democracy” at The 10th Asian Conference on Asian Studies (ACAS2020) and The 10th Asian Conference on Cultural Studies (ACCS2020). Panellists include Bruce Brown of

A message from Dr Joseph Haldane, IAFOR Chairman

Dear Colleagues, Friends and Supporters of IAFOR, Since 2009, more than 30,000 academics from around the world have chosen to present and/or publish with IAFOR, as we have become the trusted global platform for the dissemination of interdisciplinary research, and an exceptional platform for the nurturing of the networks and relationships that make this International

Special Message: March 2020 Conferences Moved Online

Dear Colleagues, After careful consideration by the Board of Directors, and due to continued uncertainties surrounding the ongoing global coronavirus pandemic, IAFOR has decided to move its March 2020 conferences online. While the situation in Japan is cautiously optimistic, most universities have already taken the decision to move their classes online for at least the

IAFOR Journal of Education Technology in Education Scopus

IAFOR Journal of Education –Technology in Education: New Editor Calls for Papers

As the Scopus indexed IAFOR Journal of Education (JoE) moves into a new era, we are delighted to announce a new issue of the journal on the topic of Technology in Education, and to welcome the newly appointed Editor, Dr Michael Menchaca. Dr Michael Menchaca is a professor in the Department of Learning Design and

Journal of Education Lanauge Learning in Education Scopus IAFOR

Now Published: IAFOR Journal of Education Volume 8 – Issue 1 – Language Learning in Education

Bilingualism and second language learning occur in virtually every nation. The number of second language learners throughout the world increases regularly prompting educators and researchers involved in teaching and investigating the multifaceted processes of second language acquisition and language learning that their work is important and long-lasting.


IAFOR Journal of Literature & Librarianship now in Scopus

We are delighted to announce that from 2019, articles from the IAFOR Journal of Literature & Librarianship are now listed in Elsevier’s Scopus database. Scopus is the #1 curated abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed literature, covering over 23,000 journals. By being included in Scopus it will mean the visibility of research from the journal


The Southeast Asian Conference on Education (SEACE) Photo Report

The inaugural Southeast Asian Conference on Education (SEACE2020) was held in partnership with Singapore Management University (SMU) at MAX Atria, Singapore EXPO, from Friday, February 07, 2020 ​to Sunday, February 09, 2020. The first IAFOR Southeast Asian Conference on Education set out to identify the challenges and highlight the strength in the way ASEAN countries

ASEAN Career Fair with Japan 2020 Symposium presenters

ASEAN Career Fair with Japan 2020: International Symposium Report

The ASEAN Career Fair with Japan 2020 Symposium was co-organised by OSIPP, Osaka University’s IAFOR Research Centre and the Singapore Management University (SMU) in association with the SEACE2020. With the Career Fair in its 8th year since Osaka University jointly founded the event in 2013 as part of the Japanese Ministry of Education’s “Reinventing Japan”

Associate Editors needed for IAFOR Journal of Education

Now approaching the publication of its eighth volume, and positioned as the official journal for IAFOR education conferences globally, the IAFOR Journal of Education (JoE) is moving into a new era. The JoE is an internationally reviewed and editorially independent Open Access interdisciplinary journal, indexed with Scopus and other indexing agencies. The journal’s Editor-in-Chief, Dr

IAFOR Partners with the Association for Asian Studies for “AAS-in-Asia 2020”

“Asia at the Crossroads: Solidarity through Scholarship” August 31 – September 02, 2020 | The Kobe International Convention Center, Kobe, Japan Late last year, in the context of political unrest and mass protests in Hong Kong, the Association for Asian Studies (AAS) decided, in consultation with partners at the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK),

IAFOR Chairman’s New Year Report January 2020

Chairman’s New Year Report

Dear Friends and Colleagues, The end of one year and the beginning of another is the perfect opportunity to look back over the past twelve months and reflect, as well as look towards the year to come. 2019 was a busy year for IAFOR, full of great opportunity and growth, and 2020 promises to be

The European Conference on Aging & Gerontology (EGen2019) Photo Report

Organised in partnership with The Bartlett Real Estate Institute at University College London (UCL), The National Archive of Computerized Data on Aging (NACDA) and the IAFOR Research Centre at Osaka University, The European Conference on Aging & Gerontology (EGen) featured a star-studded lineup of globally renowned speakers, including Professor Hiroshi Ishiguro from Osaka University and