ACA Annual Conference 2010

Brains on the move.
Gains and losses from student mobility and academic migration.

Córdoba, 16-18 May 2010

Programme

Pre-conference day: 16 May 2010

14.00-16.00

Registrations

16.30-18.30

Guided visit of the historic Mezquita and "Judería"

18.30-20.30

Welcome reception at the Alcazar

More information on the pre-conference day and social programme

1st conference day: 17 May 2010

08.30

Registrations

09.30

Welcome addresses
Mònica Margarit, Director, Universidad.es
José Manuel Roldán Nogueras, Rector, University of Córdoba
Rolf Tarrach, ACA President and Rector, University of Luxembourg

9.45

Policy Speech by the Minister of Foreign Affairs
Miguel Ángel Moratinos

10.15

Opening keynote
Global education. A new dimension of internationalisation.
Christian Bode, Secretary General, DAAD, Germany  

11.00

Coffee break

11.30

Session 1: The mobility of students
Chair
: Irina Lungu, Policy Officer, ACA

Where they come from and where they go
Michael Bruneforth, Programme Specialist, UNESCO-UIS, Montreal 

What makes them move
Ulrich Teichler, Professor, INCHER, University of Kassel, Germany

The example of Spain 
Maite Viudes, Senior Consultant and Partner, YGL in Higher Education, Spain

13.00

Lunch

14.30

Parallel workshops

Group 1: Mobility and migration in developing countries
Chair:
Laura Rumbley, Deputy Director, ACA
Speakers: Han Aarts, Director, MUNDO, Maastricht University; Cemil Arikan, Sabanci University, Instanbul

Group 2: Global student mobility
Chair:
Ulrich Teichler, Professor, INCHER, University of Kassel, Germany
Speakers: Irina Lungu, Policy Officer, ACA; Robert Gutierrez Senior Manager, and Rajika Bhandari, Deputy Vice-President, IIE, New York, Ross Hudson, Programme Officer, IAU, Paris

Group 3: Mobility of young researchers
Chair:
Sabine Behrenbeck, Head of Department, German Council of Science and Humanities, Cologne   
Speaker: Louise Ackers, Professor, University of Liverpool

16.30

Coffee break

17.00

Session 2: The migration of researchers
Chair
: Hans de Wit, Professor, Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences

Drivers of migration 
Louise Ackers, Professor, University of Liverpool

What makes research systems attractive: the case of the US
Rolf Hoffmann, Excutive Director, German-American Fulbright Commission  

Comment 
Hans de Wit, , Professor, Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences

18.15

End of first conference day

20.00

Conference dinner at Bodegas Campos

2nd conference day: 18 May 2010

9.30

Second day keynote
Academic mobility – a modern-day mantra? 
Sir Peter Scott, Vice-Chancellor, Kingston University, UK 

10.15

Session 3: Incentives for attraction and re-attraction
Chair
: Laura Rumbley, Deputy Director, ACA

Attracting students: different approaches
Neil Kemp, Institute of Education, University of London

10.45

Coffee break

11.15

Session 3: incentives for attraction and re-attraction (continued)

Attracting researchers: initiatives for excellence
Sabine Behrenbeck, Head of Department, German Council of Science and Humanities, Cologne

European Union measures to attract, re-attract and stay in touch with researchers abroad
Peter van der Hijden, Directorate-General for Research, European Commission, Brussels

Reattracting researchers to Argentina
Guido Bonino, RAICES Programme Consultant, Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation, Argentina

13.00

Lunch

14.30

Feedback from the workshops

14.45

Panel discussion 
Brain Drain, brain gain or brain circulation? Who is gaining?
     
Chair: Bernd Wächter, Director, ACA
Panelists: Han Aarts, Director, MUNDO, Maastricht University; Jordi Bascompte, Professor, Spanish Research Council, Sevilla; Hans de Wit, Professor, Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences; Rolf Hoffmann, Excutive Director, German-American Fulbright Commission     

16.00

Conclusions and good-bye
Bernd Wächter, Director, ACA

 Post-conference activity 

17.00-19.00

Informative session: Exploring the use of ICT in higher education, virtual mobility and internationalisation