Call for Papers

The Macao Polytechnic Institute (MPI) has, since 2009, organised a series of international conferences on various topics of higher education including the construction of a modern university system, the new frontiers of teaching and learning quality assurance in higher education, and teaching and learning quality assurance in higher education under the pandemic. This year, MPI continues to cooperate with the Asia-Pacific Quality Network (APQN) in organising the seventh conference in this series.

Since the impact of the novel coronavirus pandemic, different countries and regions in the world continue to adjust their teaching models in response to the circumstance of the pandemic, which may be quite different from traditional teaching models. In the post-pandemic era, while higher education is conducting discussions on innovative educational thinking and methods, the need to ensure the high-quality development of teaching and learning is a new issue facing education. This year’s conference, focusing on the theme of “Education Innovation and Teaching Quality Assurance in the Post-Pandemic Era”, will be held online from November 22nd to 23th, 2021. International scholars and experts are welcome to submit papers and discuss related topics on:


Theory and practice of higher education innovation in the post-pandemic era


Teaching and learning quality assurance of higher education in the post-pandemic era


Strategy and practice of online education in higher education institutions


Quality assurance for online education


Outcome-based teaching and learning


Student professional ability assessment


Application of information technology in teaching and learning improvement


Teachers’ professional development under the trend of online education


Change and development in the international movement of students in the post-pandemic era


Other relevant topics related to the conference theme


Papers in Chinese or in English are both welcome.


Interested parties may fill in the paper submission form on or before 15 October 2021.

The paper should neither have been published before nor should it be under consideration for publication elsewhere. Submitted papers will be reviewed according to their relevance (to the conference theme), originality, and clarity. Accepted papers will be invited for presentation during the conference.


Keynote speakers will be announced later.

Important dates


Deadline for submission


Notification of acceptance


Confirmation of participation



Manuscript guide
More detailed information will be provided in future notices.

Registration and Fee

Registration is free.

About the organisers

Macao Polytechnic Institute

Macao Polytechnic Institute (MPI) is a public tertiary institution in Macao. It offers a number of undergraduate and joint postgraduate programmes, which are all practically oriented, in an extensive range of academic areas. MPI has long upheld the principles of student-centeredness and quality teaching, endeavouring to continuously improve teaching and learning quality. Since 2011, MPI has started passing programme accreditation or validation of its bachelor’s degree programmes by accreditation agencies of international standing and professional organisations. In 2014, MPI has successfully passed an Institutional Review by the Quality Assurance Agency, UK, becoming the first higher education institution in Macao with a successful international Institutional Review. In 2015 and again in 2017, MPI were awarded APQN Quality Award twice, the first higher education institution in Hong Kong and Macao to receive such international recognition. The Institute hosts an international conference on teaching and learning quality assurance in higher education every year to keep abreast of the latest development in the field of quality assurance, providing a platform for scholars and practitioners to learn the good practices of institutions worldwide in order to continuously optimise their quality assurance systems.

Asia-Pacific Quality Network

The Asia-Pacific Quality Network (APQN) is a non-governmental and non-profit network with 241 members from 42 countries and territories. Its aim is “to enhance the quality of higher education in the Asia-Pacific Region through strengthening the work of quality assurance both internal and external organisations and extending the cooperation amongst each other” for its ultimate goal of "Dissolving Boundaries for a Quality Region". Since APQN’s inception in 2003, it has been continuously fighting “to enhance the quality of higher education”. After the 17-year development, APQN has become the largest and the most influential international organisation in this Region. It has played a crucial role in improving the quality assurance mechanism, exchanging theory and practice experiences, promoting substantive co-operations among members and establishing quality platforms of APQR, APQL, Consultants and others in this Region.


For any enquiries, please contact the Conference Organising Committee at:


Teaching and Learning Centre,
Macao Polytechnic Institute,
Rua de Luís Gonzaga Gomes,
Macao SAR, China

Tel: +853-8599 6531 / 6193