Opening up to the wider world
The external dimension of the Bologna Process

Hamburg, 17-19 October 2004 

Programme

Sunday, 17 October 2004

13.30

City and hardbour tour

12.00-16.00

Registration of participants

17.00

Welcome reception and speech by Roland Salchow, State Secretary of the Hamburg, Ministry of Science and Research
Venue: Hamburg Town Hall (Rathaus)

Monday 18 October

8.00

Registration and coffee

9.00

Short welcome addresses
Jürgen Lüthje, President of the University of Hamburg
Bernd Wächter, Director of the Academic Cooperation Association (ACA) 

9.30

Keynote speech
Europe on a higher education world map: Is the sleeping beauty waking up?
Peter Scott, President of the Academic Cooperation Association and Vice-Chancellor of Kingston University, England  

10.30

Coffee break  

Chair first block
Bernd Wächter, Director of the Academic Cooperation Association
 

11.00

Plenary session
Trends in the building of the European Higher Education Area in a global context
Christian Tauch, German Rectors' Conference (HRK)

11.40

Plenary session
Quality assurance and accreditation: Confidence-building or multiplication of national, European and global agencies?
Angelika Schade, German Accreditation Council (DAR)

...but how to select the best quality students from a global pool? The growing importance of quality-oriented admission procedures
Jochen Hellmann, University of Hamburg

12.50

Lunch  

14.10

Plenary session
The three cycle structure, a global reference? Recognition of Bologna degrees beyond the borders of the EHEA
Sjur Bergan, Council of Europe 

15.00

Parallel regional sessions: Bologna as a model and cooperation tool for other world regions?

Latin America between the US and Europe: does Bologna open new perspectives?
Chair: Maria Esmeralda Almeida-Teixeira, European Commission, tbc.
Presenter:
Salvador Malo, CENEVAL, Mexico

Asia: From importers of education to partners in cooperation?
Presenter: KB Powar, Amity Foundation for Higher Learning (former Secretary General of the Association of Indian Universities), India

Africa, the forgotten Continent?
Chair: Ulf Lie, Norwegian Centre for International Cooperation in Higher Education (SIU)
Presenter:
Biodun Adediran, Obafemi Awolowo University Ile Ife, Nigeria

16.00

Coffee brea

16.30

Round table discussion
How readable is Europe? European and non-European views on the EHEA and the Bologna reforms

Chair: Ulrich Teichler, University of Kassel, Germany
Panelists: Peter van der Hijden, European Commission, Salvador Malo, CENEVAL, Mexico,
KB Powar, Amity Foundation for Higher Learning, India, Catharine Stimpson, New York University, USA 

18.00

End of first conference day 

19.30

Conference dinner
Venue: Restaurant Hotel Hafen Hamburg

Tuesday 19 October

Chair second block
Rolf Hoffmann, Executive Director of the
German Fulbright Commission

9.00

Plenary session
Marketing Europe – but which Europe? Experience from national marketing campaigns and visions for joint European marketing initiatives
Christian Bode, German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)

9.40

Plenary session
R
egional Session: Flexing Muscles? Europe and its competitors USA/Australia
Catharine Stimpson, New York University, USA
Volker Gehmlich, Fachhochschule Osnabrück
Karel Reus, Monash University, Australia

11.10

Coffee break 

11.40

Parallel workshops

Workshop I
What statistics tell us: mobility flows into Europe
Chair: Bernd Wächter, ACA
Presenter: Ulrich Teichler, University of Kassel

Workshop II
Scholarship programmes: are European, national and institutional initiatives enhancing Europe’s attractiveness?
Chair: Hanneke Teekens, Nuffic, the Netherlands
Presenter: Aurora Iglesias, European Commission

Workshop III
Bridges between continents: joint degrees and Bologna structures
Chair: Volker Gehmlich, Fachhochschule Osnabrück
Presenter: Kate Geddie, European University Association

13.20

Lunch 

Chair third block
Antoinette Charon, President of the European Association for International Education (EAIE)

14.30

Plenary session
Foreign policy and the migration of the highly skilled: the concept of knowledge workers
Pieter van Dijk, The Netherlands Organization for International Cooperation in Higher Education (Nuffic)

15.10

Closing speech
Towards a global qualification framework? Bologna as a model for global cooperation in higher education
Peter van der Hijden, Deputy Head of Unit for Higher Education for Education, European Commission 

16.10

Farewell and final remarks
Bernd Wächter, Director of ACA 

16.30

End of conference