ACA Annual Conference 2006

Destination Europe?
Players, goals and strategies in enhancing
the attractiveness of European universities

Bergen, 18-20 June 2006

Programme

Sunday, 18 June 2006

15.00-17.00

Tourist Programme meeting point Blue Stone

17.00-18.00

Conference registration at SIU for those who attend the reception  

18.00

Reception at SIU 

Monday 19 June 2006

8.00

Registrations and Coffee

8.30

Short welcome addresses
Knut Brautaset, SIU Chairman, Norway,
Peter Scott, ACA President, UK,
Sigmund Grønmo, Rector of the University of Bergen, Norway

9.00

Keynote speech
Alan Smith, European Commission, Belgium

10.00

Plenary Session: Setting the scene

Putting Europe on the map: Europe's share of international students
Bernd Wächter, ACA, Belgium

Perceptions of Europe and its higher education in non-European countries
Franziska Muche, ACA, Belgium

11.00

Coffee Break

11.30

Plenary session
Emerging knowledge economies: from sending countries to competitors
Chair: Rolf Hoffmann, German-American Fulbright Commission, Germany

 

From sending countries to competitors: Asia’s rising stars
Neil Kemp, former Director of Education UK at the British Council, UK

More universities, world-class universities: China’s ambitious targets
Robert van Kan, Nuffic, The Netherlands

13.00

Lunch

14.00

Plenary session
Europe and the South: ways towards a meaningful relationship
Chair: Gunn Mangerud, SIU, Norway

No one-way street? Ways towards a mutually beneficial relationship
Piyushi Kotecha, Higher Education South Africa

Description: Centre of Excellence, location: Africa
Onesmo Ole-MoiYoi, ICIPE, Kenya 

15.30

Coffee break

16.00

Round Table Discussion and end of day one

Destination Europe, true potential or empty visions? Expectations versus reality
Chair: Ulrich Teichler, International Centre for Higher Education Research Kassel (INCHER-Kassel), Germany

Panelists:
Ulf Lie, SIU, Norway,
Alan Smith, European Commission, Belgium,
Daithí Mac Síthigh, ESIB
Onesmo Ole-Moiyoi, ICIPE, Nairobi                                   

Tuesday 20 June 2006

9.00

Plenary session
Positioning European universities: diversification and marketing
Chair: Christian Müller, DAAD, Germany

Strategies to position European universities in a global context: a bird’s eye view
Rolf Hoffmann, German-American Fulbright Commission, Germany

Lessons from an Australian experience: what does (not) work for European universities
Robert Coelen, Leiden University, The Netherlands

Regional Europe in a global context: the case of the Nordic countries
Gard Titlestad, Nordic Council of Ministers

10.30

Coffee break

11.00

Parallel sessions
Positioning European universities: diversification and marketing

Marketing European higher education: from national initiatives to the first European education fairs
Chair:
Franziska Muche, ACA Belgium
Christian Müller, DAAD, Germany
Niklas Tranaeus, Swedish Institute, Sweden

Offshore delivery, an option for Europe?
Chair:
Neil Kemp, former Director of Education UK at the British Council, UK
Suzanne Alexander, Leicester University, UK
Christian Thimme, DAAD, Germany

Forms of strategic cooperation – Erasmus Mundus and other partnership models
Chair:
Jeanine Hermans, University of Maastricht, The Netherlands
Erik Forsberg, Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden and Zhejiang University, China
Bernt Lindtjørn, Centre for International Health (CIH), University of Bergen, Norway

Student services and infrastructure – substance versus attractiveness rhetoric
Chair: Maria Kelo, ACA, Belgium
Daithí Mac Síthigh, ESIB 

13.00

Lunch  

14.00

Final Plenary Session; Debate
Europe's internal agenda and the global context
Chair: Bernd Wächter, ACA, Belgium

Peter Scott, ACA President, UK
Ulrich Teichler, International Centre for Higher Education Research Kassel (INCHER-Kassel)

15.00

Wrap-up and closure: Bernd Wächter, ACA Director and Ulf Lie, SIU, Norway