The Centre for Higher Education Futures (CHEF) is a centre for research on higher education and university futures and for dialogue between researchers and the policy community in Denmark and internationally.
The centre’s themes and aims are:
Each semester CHEF organizes a series of talks, webinars and other events about the CHEF projects and other relevant research. They are announced on this website and in the membership newsletter twice a year. CHEF hosts several research projects, also detailed in the website.
CHEF has a programme of face-to-face and online talks, seminars and conferences, which draw participation from around the world. CHEF hosts research projects and has two ’umbrella’ activities: facilitation of the Higher Education Policy and Practice (HEPP) network of Danish researchers and practitioners under the auspices of the Danish Network for Teaching in Higher Education (DUN); and ‘European Universities – Critical Futures’ which involves 18 research centres across Europe in a programme of workshops/PhD courses and working groups to explore key issues in shaping universities in post-pandemic Europe.
CHEF’s 170 members (2020) come from Danish universities and university colleges, researchers working on higher education from around the world, and policy makers, notably in Denmark and Europe.