Best Papers


Please submit your papers to until August 22, 2013.


A publication of the best papers of the conference is planned.

Please submit your papers to before the conference or bring them during the conference.

(All papers which have arrived in time for the conference will be made accessible to the conference participants.)

There will be a review process after the conference and authors get a chance to improve their paper in light of the findings of the conference. The final paper will be due on September 15, 2013 for those to be included in the Conference Proceedings.


  1. Introduction
  2. Giving Significance to the Dean in the University of the Future
  3. Strategy of Deans and Departments in Higher Education
  4. Management of Departments and Dean’s Competence Profile in Higher Education
  5. Departmental Autonomy in Higher Education
  6. External Relations of Departments in Higher Education
  7. Performance Controlling of Departments in Higher Education
  8. Conclusion

Style Guide for the Conference Papers


Times New Roman 12-point type.

Document size

Maximum 20 pages. The document should be double spaced throughout. Place page numbers in the upper-right corner and leave top and side margins of at least 2.5 cm.


English (USA). Avoid language that might be interpreted as denigrating. Do not use

“he” or “she” exclusively. Using the plural, changing “the manager . . . he” to “managers . . .they” is one solution; using “he or she” (“him or her”) is another.

Front page

Under the title of your article, list authors’ names, affiliations, and complete addresses.


No more than 200 words.


Use boldface. Indicate the levels of headings by numbers. Example:
1. Introduction

1.1 Societal Challenges

1.2 Political Challenges

1.2.1 Government Effectiveness

1.2.2 Government Governance


Avoid using footnotes and endnotes. Important issues should be integrated in the text.


Avoid using abbreviations. Names of organizations and research instruments may be abbreviated, but give the full name the first time you mention one of these. Names of software and some databases may be abbreviated.

Tables and figures

Tables should be in Word format. The preferred formats for figures are PowerPoint, CorelDraw, or .tif-files. Please make sure that they can be printed with 300 dpi. Do not use color.

Do not forget table/figure titles and legends. Each table or figure needs an introductory sentence in the text.


These are your in-text, in parentheses, identifications of other research. Every work that has a citation needs to have a corresponding reference. Examples:

Name and year: Some research (Akerlof 2002; Brightman 1989; 1997; Cellich 2005a; 2005b, 13-23) support this argumentation.

Year only: Scholz and Stein (2012), however, argued against it….

Multiple authors: more than three authors: use „et al.“ in citation.

Page numbers in citation: use the respective pages, not „f.“ or „ff.“. Example: …(Scholz 2003, 4-12).

Electronic sources: Use a regular citation with author and year if possible to identify.


Write full prenames. Indicate publisher’s location and name of the publisher. Examples:

Bell, Stephen, Economic Governance and Institutional Dynamics, Melbourne – New York (Oxford University Press) 2002.

Shattock, Michael, Re-Balancing Modern Concepts of University Governance, in: Higher Education Quarterly 56 (3/2002), 235-244.

Biographical sketches

Each author is asked to submit a biographical sketch of about 50 words. It should identify the present affiliation and position as well as the current research interests.

 (April 2, 2013)