Partners and Competitors:
Analysing the EU-US Higher Education Relationship

Brussels, 16 November 2007

Programme

Thursday 15 November 2007

19:30         Seminar dinner @ Volle Gas

Friday 16 November 2007

8.30 

Registration

9.15

Welcome and introduction

9.25

Opening speech
US Developments in International Education: Celebrating US International Education Week
Julie Nutter, Economic Policy Unit Chief, United States Mission to the European Union

10.00

On Cooperation: Transatlantic Policy and Programmes
Diego Sammaritano, European Commission, Directorate General Education and Culture

10.30

Coffee break

11.00

Thematic Thread 1:
Redefining the curriculum in a globalised world: How does US and EU internationalisation reform differ?

 

US Speaker: Rolf Hoffmann, German-US Fulbright Commission, Berlin

EU Speaker: Volker Gehmlich, Fachhochschule Osnabrück, Germany  

12.10

Chair and discussion
Chaired by an ACA representative

12.30

Lunch

13.30

Thematic Thread 2:
The fees debate? Funding higher education
Richard Yelland, Head of the Education Management and  Infrastructure Division, Directorate of Education, OECD

14.15

Chair and discussion
Chaired by an ACA representative

14.30

Coffee break

15.00

Thematic Thread 3:
Education and the market: Attracting the best and the brightest

US : Becoming proactive in a new world of competitors
Daniel Obst: Institute of International Education, US

EU: Reaching out to foreign student markets
Neil Kemp: Education Consultant, Brighton, UK

16.20

Discussion: Cooperation or competition?
Chaired by an ACA representative

16.50

Wrap up and goodbye