ACA Annual Conference 2008

Beyond 2010: European Higher Education in the Next Decade.

Tallinn, 15-17 June 2008

Programme

Pre-conference day: 15 June 2008

13.00-15.00

Registrations

16.30

Social/Tourist programme: guided tour of the old city

18.30

Welcome Reception at the Estonian National Opera

1st Conference Day: 16 June 2008

08.15

Registrations

09.15

Opening
Tõnis Lukas, Estonian Minister of Education

09.30

Welcome addresses
Rait Toompere, Director, Archimedes Foundation
Sir Peter Scott, ACA President, Vice-Chancellor, Kingston University

09.40

Opening keynote
Beyond 2010: European higher education and employment in the next decade
David Coyne, Director, European Commission, DG Employment

10.30

Coffee break

11.00 

Panel Discussion
European higher education after 2010: will Bologna and Lisbon have been concluded?
Chair: Bernd Wächter, Director, ACA
Panelists:
Barbara Weitgruber, Senior Adviser, Austrian Ministry of Science and Research
Lene Oftedal, Policy Adviser, European Commission, DG Education and Culture
Jiři Nantl, Bologna Expert, Masaryk University
Rait Toompere, Director, Archimedes Foundation
Gerd Köhler, Member of the Council of Frankfurt University

12.15

 

 

 

 

Introductions to the sub-themes of the conference
Mobility: Bernd Wächter, Director, ACA
The role of languages: Mikko Toivonen, Director, Helsinki Education and Research Area
Alternative learning paths and cross-border Education: Maria Kelo, Senior Officer, ACA
Funding internationalisation: Chripa Kizhakeparampil, Policy Officer, ACA

13.00

Lunch

14.30

Parallel working groups
 

WG I: Mobility
Chair:
 Bernd Wächter, Director, ACA
Ulrich Teichler, Professor, INCHER, University of Kassel
Aune Valk, Head of Open University, University of Tartu

 

WG II: The role of languages
Chair:
Mikko Toivonen, Director, Helsinki Education and Research Area
Ulf Lie, Deputy Director, ACA
Rhonwen Bowen, Head of English Department, University of Gothenburg

 

WG III: Alternative learning paths and cross-border education
Chair:
Maria Kelo, Senior Officer, ACA
Ute Lanzendorf, Project Leader, INCHER, University of Kassel
Patricia Pol, Vice-President International, Université Paris 12

 

WG IV: Funding internationalisation
Chair:
Chripa Kizhakeparampil, Policy Officer, ACA
Neil Kemp, Visiting Fellow, Institute of Education, University of London
Hans Hendrik Saxild, Vice-Dean International, Technical University of Denmark

16.30

Coffee break

17.00

Dialogue
Where shall the money come from? Public vs. privately financed higher education
Chair:
Robin Middlehurst, Professor, Kingston University
Ulrich Teichler, Professor, INCHER, University of Kassel
Marijk van der Wende, President, IMHE/OECD 

18.00

End of First Conference Day

20.00

Conference dinner

2nd Conference Day: 17 June 2008

09.00

 

 

Plenary speech
Creating the first university
Rolf Tarrach, Rector, University of Luxembourg

09.45

Plenary discussion
European higher education viewed from outside. Expectations, hopes and threats.
Chair
: Neil Kemp, Visiting Fellow, Institute of Education, University of London
Panelists:
Catharine Stimpson, Dean of the Graduate School of Arts and Science, New York University
Hon. Ms. Ton Nu Thi Ninh, President of Founding Committee of Tri Viet University Project, Former Vietnamese Ambassador to the European Union
Jocelyne Gacel-Avila, General Coordinator for Cooperation and Internationalisation, Universidad Guadalajara, Mexico

11.00

Coffee break

11.30

Reports from the working groups

12.00

Lunch

13.30

Plenary speech
The emergence of a new 'geopolitics' of higher education: Context, causes and framework
Jan Sadlak, Director, CEPES/UNESCO 

14.15

Closing keynote
Challenges for global higher education in the 2020s. What the next decade holds in store.
Sir Peter Scott, ACA President, Vice-Chancellor, Kingston University

15.00

Wrap-up and good-bye