For mutual gain: Euro-African cooperation in higher education

Brussels, 13 December 2013

Programme

Thursday 12 December

19.00

Seminar dinner

Friday 13 December

08.30

Registrations and coffee

09.00

Welcome and introduction
Bernd Wächter, Director, ACA (Brussels, Belgium)

Elizabeth Colucci, Programme Manager, EUA (Brussels, Belgium)
Hans-Georg van Liempd, President, EAIE (Amsterdam, The Netherlands)
Marc Wilde, Head of Section, DAAD (Bonn, Germany)

09.15

Developments, dynamics and internationalisation in African higher education
Goolam Mohamedbhai, former Vice-Chancellor of the University of Mauritius, former President International Association of Universities (IAU), former Secretary General Association of African Universities (AAU) (Rose-Hill, Mauritius)

10.00

A European perspective on Africa
Ton Dietz, Director of the African Studies Centre, Leiden University (Leiden, The Netherlands)

10.40

Coffee break

11.10

Internationalisation in Africa: a dynamic institutional example
John T. Githaiga, Moi University (Eldoret Uasin Gishu, Kenya)

11.40

African Centres of Excellence (ACE) - a World Bank Initiative
Andreas Blom, Lead economist for African education, World Bank (Washington D.C., USA)

12.10

Policies and funding programmes for Euro-African cooperation
Deirdre Lennan, International Cooperation Officer, European Commission, DG Education and Culture (Brussels, Belgium)

12.40

Sandwich lunch

13.40

Parallel sessions

1) How can regional and international cooperation enhance quality in African higher education?

Chair:
Andrée Sursock, Senior Advisor, EUA (Brussels, Belgium)

Speakers:
Mayunga Nkunya, Executive Secretary, IUCEA (Kampala, Uganda)
Marc Wilde, Head of Unit, DAAD (Bonn, Germany)

2) How can cooperation with African higher education strengthen its identity and position in the global knowledge economy?

Chair:
Han Aarts, Director Mundo, Maastricht University and EDC Board member, EAIE (Maastricht, The Netherlands)

Speakers:
Jesca Eriyo, Deputy Secretary General, East African Community (EAC) (Arusha, Tanzania)

Sifuni Mchome, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Education and Vocational Training (Dar es Salam, Tanzania)

15.00

Collaboration for mutual benefit
Anders Gustafsson, Professor of Periodontology, Karolinska Institute (Stockholm, Sweden)

15.40

Feedback from the parallel sessions
Andrée Sursock, EUA and Stefan Wellens, Coordinator, VLIR-UOS and EDC Board member (Belgium)

15.50

Panel discussion: cooperation for mutual gain

Chair:
Elisabeth Colucci, Programme Manager, EUA (Brussels, Belgium)

Panelists:
Ton Dietz, Andrée Sursock, Han Aarts, Goolam Mohamedbhai and David Some, Professor and CEO of the Commission for University Education (Nairobi, Kenya)

16.30

Cooperation for mutual gain. A commentary
Hans de Wit, Professor of Internationalisation, Hogeschool Amsterdam (Amsterdam, The Netherlands)

16.45

Wrap-up and goodbye
Bernd Wächter, Director, ACA (Brussels, Belgium)

       

Co-organisers