International rankings and indicators.
What they tell us and what they don't.

Brussels, 4 April 2008

Programme

Thursday 3 April 2008

19:30         Welcome dinner: Restaurant JB

Friday 4 April 2008

9.00 

Registrations and coffee

9.45

Welcome and introduction
Bernd Wächter, Director, ACA

10.00

International rankings. An introduction.
Tim Rogers, International Education Consultants, London

10.40

The CHE ranking. A subject-based approach.
Gero Federkeil, Centrum für Hochschulentwicklung, Gütersloh

11.20

Coffee break

11.50

Assessing higher education learning outcomes. The OECD feasibility study.
Andreas Schleicher, OECD, Paris 

12.30

Lunch

13.30

A European Commission view on rankings
Christian Tauch, European Commission, Brussels<//span>

14.10

The uses and abuses of rankings. A critique.
Torsten Kälvemark, formerly HSV, Stockholm 

14.40

Coffee

15.15

Closing panel
Introduction and chair:
Waldemar Siwinski, Perspektywy Foundation, Warsaw
Panelists: Tim Rogers, Gero Federkeil, Andreas Schleicher, Torsten Kälvemark, Christian Tauch 

16.15

Wrap up and goodbye