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2024 WACE International Research Symposium

2024 WACE International Research Symposium (IRS)

Between June 12 - 14, 2024 University West will host the WACE International Research Symposium. Join us at our centrally located campus in Trollhättan, Sweden for inspirational keynotes, parallel sessions, networking and exciting social events.


4th Dec, 2023  - abstract submission opens

26th Jan, 2024  - abstract submissions close

15th Jan, 2024  - paper submissions open

16th Feb, 2024  - paper submissions close

11th March, 2024   - reviews returned to authors

15th April, 2024   - amended paper to be submitted & registration deadline

12th-14th June, 2024  - Conference

WACE 2024 IRS Theme

This year’s conference theme is “Work-integrated learning and the sustainable knowledge society”.

Many changes in the contextual frameworks have reshaped the learning and educational landscapes of both individuals and institutions in society for centuries. This is driven by everyday people demanding access, equality, equity, inclusion, democracy, empowerment, leadership, courage, etc.

The education society should recognize the power everyday people have on the transformation of society, in particular education institutions. The education society is about the individual and her changing ways of acquiring knowledge and learning.

We welcome papers/presentations that develop and engage us in building a sustainable societal development in an inclusive manner. Learning theories and educational practices should meet different perspectives and groups to innovate together for an inclusive learning environments of the future. Our society requires that we collaborate across different research focuses and educational systems and learn from each other.

Welcome to join us at the WACE International Research Symposium 2024!

About WACE

WACE is the only international professional organization dedicated to developing, expanding, branding and advocating for cooperative & work-integrated education programs within industry and educational institutions.

Cooperative & Work-Integrated Education (CWIE) is a term created by WACE to acknowledge and embrace all forms of experiential learning utilized by industry and educational institutions to prepare the next generation of global professionals. CWIE is an encompassing term that includes: cooperative education, internships, semester in industry, international co-op exchanges, study abroad, research, clinical rotations, service learning and community service.

WACE strives to create, implement and maintain events, programs and services geared to the support and expansion of the Global Industry and Institutional Partners network and the entire CWIE community.

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