Reopening of the Conference Abstract Call



International Conference on

Intercultural Learning in Higher Education in China:

Global, Local and Glocal Perspectives

Organized by

RICH-Ed (Resources for Interculturality in Chinese Higher Education), a project funded with support from the European Commission (Ref: 585733-EPP-1-2017-1-BE-EPPKA2-CBHE-JP)


20-21 March 2021

Hosted by University of Nottingham Ningbo China

updated on 22 Oct 2020

Re-opening of the Conference Abstract Call

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the conference call was suspended for a period of time. Now that a new date for the conference has been set, we are pleased to announce that the call for abstracts has been reopened. The conference will be held on 20-21 March 2021 at the University of Nottingham Ningbo China. Speakers and attendees who experience travel restrictions will be able to participate online.

This 2-day conference aims to gather together researchers, teachers, administrative and management staff in higher education, commercial providers of educational products and services, and policy makers for workshops and presentations on intercultural learning in higher education in China. By advancing dialogue between researchers and practitioners, building bridges between global and local perspectives, and reflecting on theories and practices of intercultural learning in higher education, a deeper understanding of intercultural education in Chinese higher education can be gained. In addition to invited and selected papers and posters, the conference will offer workshops for teachers and trainers based on the intercultural learning materials developed within the RICH-Ed project.


Conference Abstract Submission Details

Conference abstracts must be conceptual and informed by research (either theoretical or empirical). They should include a statement of the purpose of the paper; relevant theoretical underpinnings and/or empirical literature on which the research is based; the research question(s); the methodology; key findings/conclusions; and contributions of the research to the conference theme. The abstracts should be written in English. For more details about how to prepare your abstracts, please refer to the previous Call: 


All conference research paper or poster abstract submissions must be submitted via the conference portal beginning October 22, 2020 until December 4, 2020. 

Please register to the conference first and submit your abstract in the registration system via by clicking the orange button named Conference Registration and Abstract Submission (no email submissions will be accepted).


All abstracts for paper and poster presentations will be reviewed for scientific merit (based on the criteria provided above) and will be accepted or rejected based on independent ratings by two reviewers. Notification of acceptance or rejection will be sent out at the beginning of February 2021. Highly rated research papers will be considered by the Scientific Committee for presentation in a 30-minute session (a 15-20-minute presentation and 10-minute discussion).


Abstracts must contain the following information:

1.    A title for your submission with no more than 20 words.

2.    The full name and affiliation of each author of your paper, and a 50-word bio for each author. If there is more than one author, please highlight the name and email of the corresponding author.

3.    An abstract (maximum of 300 words).

4.    A maximum of six reference in-text citations (family name, year); do not include a reference list.

5.    A statement of whether the abstract submission is intended as a research paper or poster presentation.

6.    An indication of whether you are willing to present your paper as a poster presentation should your submission not be accepted as a paper.

Should you have any questions regarding abstract preparation or submission, please feel free to contact us by emailing


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