Society for Research into Higher Education

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The Society for Research into Higher Education (SRHE) is an independent United Kingdom-based international society which aims to improve the quality of higher education. Its stated aims are to achieve its objectives by encouraging debate and publication of the policies, organisation, and management of higher education establishments.

The Society for Research into Higher Education (SRHE) works

  • to enhance the role of Higher Education research
  • to encourage and support new researchers in the field of Higher Education
  • to provide opportunities for the publication of research and scholarship
  • to organise conferences and seminars to convene researchers and policy makers.

Membership of the Society is open to all, and works on an individual basis. It is managed by a Governing Council. It is a limited company and a registered charity.

SRHE has specialist 'network' groups concerned, which include the following:

  • Academic Practice
  • Access and widening participation
  • The Digital University
  • Employability, Enterprise and Work-based learning
  • Higher Education policy
  • International Research and Researchers
  • Post-compulsory and Higher Education
  • Postgraduate issues
  • The student experience

The SRHE currently publishes three journals:

  • Higher Education Quarterly
  • Research into Higher Education Abstracts
  • Studies in Higher Education

and a book series with Routledge Taylor & Francis Group.


  • Society for Research into Higher Education (SRHE) Annual Reports 1965 - 2013
  • SRHE Mission statement 2008

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