9th International Research Conference

Researching Education: Trends and Changes

16-18 November 2021, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

The 9th IEA International Research Conference (IRC), will take place on 16-18 November 2021 at Mohammed Bin Rashid University of Medicine and Health Sciences, Dubai Healthcare City, Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE), and will be preceded by workshops on secondary data analysis on 14-15 November 2021.

The IEA IRC 2021, will provide an international forum for all those working with IEA study data to present their findings and exchange views on critical educational research issues in a comparative and global context.

The Call for Proposals is NOW OPEN

We invite you to submit your proposal for the IEA IRC 2021 through the conference submission system ExOrdo. The conference participation fee is 150 euros and the deadline for submitting your proposal is 11 April, 2021. Please ensure you have read the guidelines for authors in the Submissions page, as well as the information and conditions outlined in the Terms and Conditions page before submitting your proposal.

Pre-conference Workshop

In advance of the three-day conference, IEA offers two-day workshops on specialized topics related to large-scale assessment. The workshops are offered in parallel from 14-15 November 2021 at the conference venue.  

Topics will be based on the wide array of available IEA large-scale assessment data, including process data from the most recent IEA studies. Attendees will be introduced to tools (specifically R-software) and various methods of analysis including multilevel modeling and causal inference from observational data.

The workshop participation fee is 200 euros. Registration is open from 15 June 2021 (registration is on a first-come, first-served basis). 


01 September 2020              Submission starts

11 April 2021                        Submission ends

15 June 2021                        Accepted proposals announced

15 June 2021                        Registration starts (also for workshops)

21 September 2021              Registration deadline for presenters

19 October 2021                  Registration ends

Message from the organizing committee

Thank you for your continued interest in participating in the IEA International Research Conference. The IEA IRC 2021 Organizing Committee together with the host, the Ministry of Education UAE, are fully committed to organizing an engaging conference in November 2021.

In recognition of the impact of COVID-19, and as we remain committed to prioritizing the health and safety of IRC participants, we have decided that a hybrid mode will be made available for presenters. Next to our on-site sessions, we will be offering remote presentation options within a predefined time window. The remote sessions will be scheduled according to Gulf Standard Time (GST).

The program for integrating the two forms at the conference is still being discussed and any new updates will be announced as soon as possible. 

The IEA IRC 2021 Organizing Committee is ready to assist you with any questions or concerns. Please contact us by e-mail at irc@iea.nl or phone + 31 20 624 3625.

We look forward to welcoming you to Dubai either in person or remotely.

The IEA IRC 2021 Organizing Committee