ACA Annual Conference 2009

Innovation through internationalisation

Warsaw, 13 -15 May 2009

Programme

Pre-conference day: 13 May 2009

14.00-17.00

Registrations

15.00-16.30

Guided tour of Warsaw

18.00-19.30

Welcome reception in the town hall

1st conference day: 14 May 2009

08.15

Registrations

09.15

Welcome addresses and introduction
Marta Kicińska-Habior, Vice-Rector for Student Affairs, University of Warsaw
Waldemar Siwinski, President, Perspektywy Education Foundation, Warsaw
Rolf Tarrach, ACA President and Rector, University of Luxembourg

09.45

Opening keynote
Internationalisation: new developments and unintended consequences
Jane Knight, Professor of Education, University of Toronto, Canada

10.30

Coffee break

11.00

Panel discussion
Internationalisation and innovation in Bologna 2020

Chair: Bernd Wächter, Director, ACA
Panelists:
Volker Gehmlich,
Professor of Business Management, Fachhochschule Osnabrück, Germany  
Germain Dondelinger, Director for Higher Education, Ministry of Culture, Higher Education and Research, Luxembourg
Frances Kelly, Education Counsellor Europe,
New Zealand Mission to the European Union, Brussels

12.00

Plenary Session I
International rankings: the role of internationalisation

Chair: Rait Toompere, Director, Archimedes Foundation, Tallinn
Waldemar Siwinski, Perspektywy Education Foundation
Richard Yelland, Head, Division of Education Management and Infrastructure, OECD, Paris

13.00

Lunch

14.30 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Parallel working groups


WG I: Marketing, recruitment and mobility
Chair: Bernd Wächter, ACA
Neil Kemp, Visiting Fellow, Institute of Education, University of London
Madeleine Gardeur-Veltman, Director International Relations, University of Groningen, The Netherlands

WG II: International rankings
Chair: Chripa Schneller, Policy Officer, ACA
Richard Yelland, OECD
Waldemar Siwinski, Perspektywy Education Foundation

WG III: Transnational education
Chair: Irina Lungu, Policy Officer, ACA
Hans de Wit, International Higher Education Consultant/Editor Journal of Studies in International Education, Amsterdam
Christine Ennew, Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Internationalisation/Science), University of Nottingham, UK

16.30

Coffee break

17.00

Dialogue
Transnational education: innovative, international, both or neither?
Chair
: Rolf Tarrach, ACA President
Hans de Wit, Amsterdam

Christine Ennew, University of Nottingham

17.45

End of first conference day

19.30

Conference dinner

2nd conference day: 15 May 2009

09.30

Plenary session II
Markets, recruitment and mobility

Chair: Gunn Mangerud, Director, SIU, Bergen
Madeleine Gardeur-Veltman, University of Groningen, The Netherlands
Neil Kemp, Institute of Education, University of London

10.30

Coffee break

11.00

Plenerary session III
Ethics and the intercultural dialogue

Chair: Gunn Mangerud, SIU
Sjur Bergan, Head, Higher Education and research Division, Council of Europe, Strasbourg
Martha Loerke, Director, Network Scholarship Program, Open Society Institute, New York

12.00

Reports from the working groups

12.30

Lunch

15.45

Plenary session IV
Internationalisation: a linguistic and intercultural challenge
Chair
: Daniel Roberts, Director IIE Europe Office, Budapest
Wolfgang Mackiewicz, President, European Language Council, Berlin
Karen M. Lauridsen, Associate Professor, Aarhus School of Business, Aarhus University

14.45 

Closing keynote
Internationalisation: anticipating tomorrow's trends?
Annette Julius, Director Northern Hemisphere, DAAD, Bonn

15.30

Good bye
Bernd Wächter, ACA