9th International Research Conference

Researching Education: Trends and Changes

22-24 June 2021, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

The 9th IEA International Research Conference (IRC), will take place on 2224 June 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 2021 June 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 conference participation fee is 150 eurosSubmissions for the conference will start on 1 September 2020.

Please keep checking our website for further updates and how to attend the conference as well as the workshops.

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 2021 June 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. Participants must register before 19 May 2021 to secure a place (registration is on a first-come, first-served basis). Registration is open from 1 March 2021.


01 September 2020              Submission starts

31 December 2020               Submission ends

26 February 2021                  Accepted proposals announced

01 March 2021                      Registration starts (also for workshops)

21 April 2021                         Registration deadline for presenters

19 May 2021                          Registration ends

Message from the organizing committee

The IEA IRC 2021 organizing committee together with the host, the Ministry of Education UAE, are fully committed in organizing a great conference in June 2021. We have thus extended the time to register for the conference and given some extra time for submitting the proposals.

We will continue to monitor the evolving situation in the coming months and will provide an immediate update should this effect the event in any way. For any question, please contact the Conference Coordinator via irc@iea.nl.

We look forward to welcoming you to Dubai in 2021.

The IEA IRC 2021 Organizing Committee