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Photos from the event are available on the Ghent University website.

Thursday 11 April 2013

Welcome and Opening of the Conference

  • Welcome by Paul van Cauwenberge, Rector, Ghent University, Belgium
  • Welcome by Maria Helena Nazaré, President, European University Association, Belgium

 

Plenary Session I

New models of internationalisation: European policies, national priorities and institutional strategies

Keynote speakers

  • Androulla Vassiliou, Commissioner for Education, Culture, Multilingualism and Youth, European Commission, Belgium (link to press release)
  • Ihron Rensburg, Vice-Chancellor, University of Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Luc Soete, Rector, Maastricht University, Netherlands to replace Joseph Aoun

Chair

  • Eva Egron-Polak, Secretary General, International Association of Universities, France

 

Friday 12 April 2013

Working Group IA

Internationalising European higher education: developing and implementing institutional internationalisation strategies

Speakers

Chair

  • Hans de Wit, Professor of Internationalisation of Higher Education, Centre for Applied Research on Economics and Management, Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences, Netherlands 

 

Working Group IB

Internationalising European higher education: developing and implementing institutional internationalisation strategiesµ

Speakers

  • Keith Hoggart, Vice-Principal International, King's College London, United Kingdom
  • Dorothy Kelly, Vice-Rector for International Relations and Development Cooperation, University of Granada, Spain

Chair

  • Eva Egron-Polak, Secretary General, International Association of Universities, France

 

Working Group II

Positioning European universities in a global research landscape: expanding and structuring collaboration

Speakers

  • Paul van Cauwenberge, Rector, Ghent University, Belgium
  • Helena Pereira, Research Centre Coordinator, School of Agriculture, Technical University of Lisbon, Portugal

Chair

  • Melita Kovačević, Vice-Rector for Research and Technology, University of Zagreb, Croatia

 

Plenary Session II

The changing shape of higher education systems: responses to international competition?

Speakers

  • Andrew Coats, Director and Academic Vice-President, Monash Warwick Alliance, United Kingdom and Australia
  • Thomas Schöck, Chancellor, Friedrich-Alexander-University Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany

Chair

  • Jens Oddershede, Rector, University of Southern Denmark, and Chairman, Universities Denmark

 

Closing of the Conference

  • Maria Helena Nazaré, President, European University Association, Belgium

 

Presentation of the findings of the 2nd EUA Report on Global University Rankings and Their Impact

Presentation by the author

Chair

  • Lesley Wilson, Secretary General, European University Association, Belgium

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