Brazil, Russia, India, China. Key points on the European higher education compass?

Brussels, 18 March 2011

Programme

Thursday 17 March 2011

19.30    

Seminar dinner

Friday 18 March 2011

8.30      

Registrations and coffee

9.00

Introduction: why the "BRICs"? Why now?
Queenie Lam, Project Officer, ACA

9.15

Getting the "lay of the land", Part I: Brazil and Russia.
Maria Yudkevich, Associate Professor and Director for academic development, Higher School of Economics, Russia
Christian Müller, Director, DAAD, Brazil

10.15

Coffee

10.45

Getting the "lay of the land", Part II: India and China.
Neil Kemp, Visiting Fellow, Institute of Education, University of London
Jing Men, InBev-Baillet-Latour Chair of European Union-China Relations, College of Europe

11.45

Engaging the "BRICs": the EU's external strategy for higher education.
Claire Morel, Deputy Head of Unit - Cooperation and International programmes, European Commission, Directorate-General for Education and Culture

12.30

Sandwich lunch

13.30

Encouraging Dutch-Indian "brain circulation".
Krista Knopper, Strategic Advisor India and Coordinator, Maastricht University India Institute

14.00

Reaching out to "multipliers": Chinese students in Germany.
Achim Meyer auf der Heyde, Secretary General, Deutches Studentenwerk and Vice President, European Council for Student Affairs (ECStA)

14.30

Collaborating across borders: Finnish-Russian joint degrees
Liisa Tahvanainen, Cross-Border University, Finland

15.00

Panel discussion: Four very distinct points on the compass. Which path(s) to follow?
Chair: Laura Rumbley, Deputy Director, ACA
Panellist: Neil Kemp, Maria Yudkevich, Christian MüllerQueenie Lam

15.45

Closing remarks
Queenie Lam, Project Officer, ACA

16.00

End of seminar