ACA 20th Anniversary Conference: Internationalisation and international mobility. Where do we stand, where are we heading?

The Hague, 9-11 June 2013

Programme

Pre-conference day: 9 June 2013

14.00 - 16.00   

Registrations

16.00 - 18.00

Discovering The Hague

18.30 - 20.30

Welcome reception

1st conference day: 10 June 2012

08.30

Registrations

09.00

Musical welcome

09.30

Welcome addresses
Freddy Weima, Director-General, Nuffic (The Hague, The Netherlands)
Bernd Wächter, Director, ACA (Brussels, Belgium)

09.45

Opening keynote: Will the next intellectuals be our graduates?
Sijbolt Noorda, President, ACA (Amsterdam, The Netherlands)

10.30

Coffee break

11.00

Plenary Session 1: student 'mobilities'

Chair
Kathleen Van Heule, Head of International Relations Office, University College Ghent (Ghent, Belgium)

The drivers of mobility
Bernd Wächter, Director, ACA (Brussels, Belgium)
The mobility policies of the European Commission
Adam Tyson, Head of Unit for Higher Education, European Commission (Brussels, Belgium)
The 'balance ideal' in the Bologna mobility strategy

Peter Greisler, Head of Directorate Higher Education, Federal Ministry of Education and Research (Berlin, Germany)

13.00

Lunch

14.15

Parallel workshops1 : Mobility - forms and effects

Mobility windows

Chair
Irina Ferencz, Policy Officer, ACA (Brussels, Belgium)

Carla Kist, Exchange Officer, University College Utrecht (Utrecht, The Netherlands)
Kristina Hauschildt, Researcher, HIS (Hannover, Germany)
Mobility and employability

Chair
Bernd Wächter, Director, ACA (Brussels, Belgium)

Volker Gehmlich, Professor, Fachhochschule Osnabrück (Osnabrück, Germany)
Nino Chinchaladze, Director, Center for International Education (Tbilisi, Georgia)
Mobility appetizers: summer schools

Chair
Queenie Lam, Project Officer, ACA (Brussels, Belgium)

Jeroen Torenbeek, Director Utrecht Summer school, Utrecht University (Utrecht, The Netherlands)

16.00

Coffee break

16.20

Sofa Chat: Back to the Future. Higher education in 2030.

Moderator
Peggy Blumenthal, Senior Counselor to the President, IIE (New York, USA)

Christian Bode, former Secretary General, DAAD (Bonn, Germany)
Eduardo Marçal Grilo, former ACA President (Lisbon, Portugal)
Sijbolt Noorda, ACA President (Amsterdam, The Netherlands)
Sir Peter Scott, former ACA President (London, UK)

17.40

End of first conference day

19.30

Conference dinner

2nd conference day: 11 June 2013

08.45

Jet Bussemaker, Minister for Education, Culture and Science (Amsterdam, The Netherlands)

09.15

Plenary session 2 - Internationalisation at home

Chair
Peter Scott, Professor of Higher Education Studies,Institute of Education University of London (London, UK)

Internationalisation at home
Hanneke Teekens, Member of Board of Directors, Nuffic (The Hague, The Netherlands)
Intercultural education
Jeanine Gregersen Hermans, Director for Student Recruitment, University of Hull (Hull, UK)
Teaching and learning in English: how to make it work
Karen M. Lauridsen, Professor of Teaching and Learning, Aarhus University (Aarhus, Denmark)

11.00

Coffee break

11.30

Parallel Workshops 2 : the ethics of internationalisation

Internationalisation without values?

Chair
Irina Ferencz, Policy Officer, ACA (Brussels, Belgium)

Karina Ufert, Chairperson, European Student Union (Brussels, Belgium/ Vilnius, Lithuania)
Uwe Brandenburg, Managing Director and partner,
CHE Consult Ltd (Berlin, Germany)
Partnerships and networks: a class-society?

Chair
Bernd Wächter, Director, ACA (Brussels, Belgium)

Neil Kemp, Visiting Fellow, Institute of Education, University of London (London, UK)
Transnational education: who benefits?

Chair
Queenie Lam, Project Officer, ACA (Brussels, Belgium)

Robert Coelen, Vice-President International, Stenden University of Applied Science (Leeuwarden, The Netherlands)

13.00

Lunch

14.15

Feedback from the workshops

Closing keynotes

Chair
Bernd Wächter, Director, ACA (Brussels, Belgium)

14.45

Ethics of internationalisation
Ulrich Teichler, Professor, The International Centre for Higher Education Research (INCHER) (Kassel, Germany)

15.30

Academic cooperation and the crisis of Europe
Ulrich Grothus, Deputy Secretary General, DAAD / Vice-President ACA (Bonn, Germany)

16.15

Wrap-up and goodbye drink