The future of the university

Vienna, 30 November - 2 December 2005

Programme

Wednesday 30 November 2005

13.00-17.00

Registrations

15.00-17.00

Tourist programme

19.30

Buffet Reception, Invitation of the Mayor of Vienna

Thursday 1 December 2005

08.30

Registrations and coffee

09.30

Welcome addresses
Alfred Ebenbauer, President ÖAD
Peter Scott, President ACA
Josef Leidenfrost, Austrian Ministry of Education (BMBWK)

10.15

Opening Keynote
"Education & Training 2010": are Europe's universities on track?
Guy Haug, DG Education and Culture, European Commission

11.15

Coffee break

11.45

The Lisbon Agenda beyond ‘Education and Training 2010'
Bernd Wächter, Director Academic Cooperation Association

12.30

Lunch
 

14.00 

Session II: Governance and Autonomy
The entrepreneurial university
Georg Winckler, President of EUA, Rector of University of Vienna

14.45

The Death of Public Higher Education - a premature announcement or an inevitable event?
Peter Scott, President of ACA, Vice-Chancellor University of Kingston

15.30

Coffee Break
 

16.00

Session III: The context of the university

Population Ageing: from the mass to the empty university?
Wolfgang Lutz, Leader of Population Project, International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis
 

16.45

The Multinational university
Maurits van Rooijen, Vice-President for International and Institutional Development, University of Westminster

17.30

“The most favoured destination for students and scholars”: how will Europe’s universities do in global competition?
Rolf Hoffmann, Director, German Fulbright Commission, Berlin

20.00

Conference Dinner at the Melker Stiftskeller

Friday 2 December 2005

09.00

Session IV: Funding - where shall the money come from? Public vs. private financing of higher education

Patterns of funding in higher education: realities from the third world
Philip Altbach, Boston College 

09.45

Why some university systems are collapsing: realities from Europe
George Psacharopoulos, EENEE, Athens

10.30

Coffee Break 

11.00

Parallel Working Groups

Generating additional income: opportunities and pitfalls
Maurits van Rooijen

Global Attractiveness: will internationalisation come to an end?
Rolf Hoffmann

The university and its environment
Holger Heller 

12.45

Lunch

14.15

Panel discussion
The next steps
Chair: Maria Kelo, Senior Officer, ACA
Panelists: Alfred Ebenbauer, George Psacharopoulos, Peter Scott, Bernd Wächter

15.30

Closing keynote
The university of tomorrow
Sohail Inayatullah, Tamkang University/China and Queensland University of Technology, Australia 

16.15

Closing remarks
Bernd Wächter, Director, Academic Cooperation Association