8th International Research Conference

The differences that make the difference
26-28 June 2019, Copenhagen, Denmark

The 8th IEA International Research Conference (IRC-2019) took place on 26–28 June 2019 at The Danish School of Education, Aarhus University in Copenhagen, Denmark, preceded by workshops on secondary data analysis on 24–25 June 2019.

The IEA IRC-2019 provides 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 photo gallery contains highlights of the meeting.

Keynote presenters

Dr Aaron Benavot, Professor of Global Education Policy, Department of Educational Policy and Leadership, University at Albany, SUNY, New York, USA.

Dr Christian Christrup Kjeldsen, Department for Educational Sociology at the Danish School of Education, Aarhus University, Copenhagen, Denmark.

Ms Anna Rosling RönnlundCo-founder & Vice President of Gapminder, Stockholm, Sweden.

Keynote Presentations

Recordings of Keynote Presentations

We are grateful to the Faculty of Arts, Aarhus University for kindly creating and sharing these video recordings of the keynote presentations.


We would like to thank all the reviewers for their generous contribution of time and expertise to the proposal selection process. Without their active participation it would be impossible to maintain the high standards of research presented at our conference.