Internationalisation today.
Close neighbours and faraway friends

Kortrijk, 29 May 2007

A joint colloquium of VLHORA, ACA and KATHO

Programme

8.30

Registration and coffee

10.00

Welcome addresses
Luc De Mey, Coach Internationalisation KATHO,Head of Department Social Sciences (KATHO-IPSOC), Kortrijk
Bernd Wächter, Director, Academic Cooperation Association (ACA), Brussels
Jan Geens , Director International Affairs, VLHORA, Brussels
Tom Dekeyzer, Flemish Ministry of Education, Brussels

10.30

Internationalisation at home: concept, history and current practice
Bengt Nilsson, Malmö, Sweden

11.10

Cooperation with neighbouring regions – the HORA EST programme
Michaël Joris, Katholieke Hogeschool Limburg, Flanders

11.50

A student perspective on international mobility
Paul Boulez, former Erasmus student, KATHO-HANTAL

12.00

Home away from home: mobility and cooperation between Flanders, the Brussels-Capital Region and
the Walloon Region
Jacques Lebegge, Haute Ecole Paul-Henri Spaak, Brussels 

12.40

Lunch

13.50

The benefits of mobility – impact on individuals and institutions
Ulrich Teichler, INCHER, Kassel, Germany 

14.35

How they see us? The perception of European higher education in other parts of the world
Bernd Wächter, Academic Cooperation Association, Brussels 

15.15

The place of Europe on the higher education world map: where do we stand and where could we go from here?
Volker Gehmlich, Fachhochschule Osnabrück, Germany

16.00

Closure and thanks

16.15

A tribute to Anne-Marie Van den dries,
Head KATHO International Office (1995-2007)

17.30

Reception and buffet