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Thursday, 20 November

Pre-conference meetings

13.00 – 15.30     Forum Organising Committee meeting
                           Restaurant Muzeum -

16.15 – 16.45      Meeting with key players
                            Ceremonial Room, Historic Building


14.00 – 17.00       Registration
                             Ground floor, New Building                           

17.00 – 18.30      Plenary Session I: Setting the Stage
                            Auditorium, New Building (3d floor)

                            Chair: Henrik Toft Jensen, Chair, Forum Organising Committee

  • Welcome, Tamás Mészáros, Rector, Corvinus University
  • Welcome by Károly Molnár, Minister without Portfolio in charge of Science, Research and Innovation, Hungary
  • Introduction to the Forum, Henrik Toft Jensen, Chair, Forum Organising Committee
  • International trends in quality assurance, Dorte Kristofferson, Deputy Executive Director, Hong Kong Council for Accreditation of Academic and Vocational Qualifications
  • Discussion

 20.00                   Welcome Reception
                             Main Hall, Historic Building

Friday, 21 November

09.00 – 10.30      Plenary Session II: European Developments in higher education
                              Auditorium, New Building (3d floor)

                              Chair: Achim Hopbach, Vice President, ENQA

• “Governance Reform and Change”, Christine Musselin, Director, Sociologie des organisations, Sciences Po and CNRS, France
• The future of the Bologna Process, Lesley Wilson, Secretary General, EUA
• Discussion

10.30 – 11.15        Coffee break and Knowledge Café (poster session)
                              Zsibongo (Student lounge), Historic Building

11.15 – 13.00      Working Group Session I: Workshops and papers
                              New Building

                              Workshops will have duration of 90 min.

                              Paper will be presented during parallel sessions of 45 min,
                              each, with a 15-minute break in between to allow the participants to move around.

13.00 – 14.30        Lunch
                              Main Hall, Historic Building

14.30 – 15.30      Working Group Session II: Discussion Groups 
                              New Building

 17.00                   Bus transportation from hotels to the Hungarian Parliament
                              It is essential that you take the bus from your hotel in order to speed up the security process

 17.30                   Arrival at the Hungarian Parliament
                              Security procedures

 18.15 – 19.15     Plenary Session III: Different forms of accountability
                              Hungarian Parliament, Assembly room

                               Chair: Lucien Bollaert, Forum Steering Committee

• Welcome, Zoltán Szabó, President, Committee on Education and Science of the National Assembly of the Hungarian Republic

• “Democratising quality”, Lee Harvey, Editor, Forum Steering Committee, United Kingdom  


                                  • Christoph Anz, BusinessEurope
                                  • Bergthora Snaebjornsdóttirn, ESU 

19.15 – 20.30        Optional guided tour of the Hungarian Parliament

 20.30                    Conference dinner
                              Hungarian Parliament, Gobelin Hall and Hunter Hall

                              Bus transportation will be organised from the Parliament to the hotels after the dinner.

Saturday, 22 November

09.00 – 09.30        Plenary Session IV: The European Quality Assurance Register (EQAR)
                                Auditorium, New Building

                                 Chair: Lesley Wilson, President, EQAR Board

                                               ·           Bryan MacMahon, chair of the EQAR Register Committee

09.30 – 10.45       Plenary Session V: The impact of rankings on quality 
                               Auditorium, New Building

                               The two contributors will discuss the value and impact of rankings on quality levels 

                                Chair: Bruno Carapinha, Forum Steering Committee                 

• “The Emperor has No Clothes? Rankings and the Shift from Quality Assurance to the Pursuit of World-Class Excellence”, Ellen Hazelkorn, Director of Research and Enterprise, and Dean of the Graduate Research School, Dublin Institute of Technology, Ireland

                                Respondent: Oliver Vettori, Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien, Austria

10.45 – 11.15         Coffee break
                               Zsibongo, Historic Building

11.15 – 12.00       Working  Group Session III: Papers 
                               New Building

                              Participants are free to choose one paper presentation during this WGS.

12.00 – 13.30      Plenary Session VI: Closing session
                              Auditorium, New Building

                              Chair: Henrik Toft Jensen, Chair, Forum Organising Commit

                              • A panel discussion with the E4 Presidents:

                                     - Bruno Curvale, ENQA President
                                     - Ligia Deca, ESU Chairperson
                                     - Andreas Orphanides, EURASHE Vice President
                                     - Jean-Marc Rapp, EUA President-elect, EUA Vice President

                              • Reflections on the Forum, Mantz Yorke, United Kingdom
                              • Wrap-up and thanks

13.30 – 15.00        Lunch and departure of participants
                              Main Hall, Historic Building

European University Association (EUA)

Brussels office:
Avenue de l’Yser, 24
1040 Brussels
Tel: +32 (0) 2 230 55 44

Geneva office:
114, Rue du Rhône
Case postale 3174
1211 Geneva 3
Tel: +41 22 552 02 96