ACA Annual Conference 2014: Europe in the world. Higher education developments across the globe

Bordeaux, 15-17 June 2014

Programme

Pre-conference day: 15 June 2014

14.00 - 16.00   

Registrations

16.00 - 18.00

Discovering Bordeaux

19.00

Welcome dinner at the Château Luchey Halde

1st conference day: 16 June 2014

08.30

Registrations

09.00

Welcome addresses
Alain Juppé, Mayor of Bordeaux, former Prime Minister of France (Bordeaux, France) (tbc)
Vincent Dousset, Vice President International Relations, Université de Bordeaux (Bordeaux, France)
Antoine Godbert, Director, Agence 2e2f (Bordeaux, France)
Sijbolt Noorda
, President, ACA (Amsterdam, The Netherlands)

09.45

Musical welcome

10.00

What this conference is about
Bernd Wächter, Director, ACA (Brussels, Belgium)

10.10

Opening keynote 1

Being a young European scientist today
Cédric Villani, Professor of Mathematics at Université de Lyon, Fields Medal (2010), Administrator of the pro-European Think-Tank EuropaNova (Paris, France)

10.50

Coffee break

11.15

Plenary Session 1: The global attractiveness of European higher education

Chair
Ingebjørg Birkeland, Senior Advisor, SIU (Bergen, Norway)

The European Union's global higher education strategy
Jordi Curell
, Director, European Commission, DG Education and Culture (Brussels, Belgium)

Erasmus+: an instrument for global outreach?
Christian Tauch, Head of the Education Department, Hochschulrektorenkonferenz (Bonn, Germany)

The Bologna Process: a model for higher education worldwide?
Gottfried Bacher, Deputy Head, Austrian Federal Ministry for Science and Research (Vienna, Austria)

Assessing the attractiveness of European higher education. A view from the outside.
John Yopp, Associate Provost for Educational partnerships and International Affairs, Institute for Evidence based change (Lexington, USA)

13.00

Lunch

14.15

Parallel workshops 1: regional perspectives

La Méditerranée: tendances, défis, projets de coopération (en Français)
Jean Christophe Menet
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Diplomatic Adviser, Union pour la Méditerranée (Barcelona, Spain)
Michèle Gendreau-Massaloux, ancien Recteur de l’Agence universitaire de la Francophonie (Paris, France)

China: the new centre of gravity?

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

Liqiu Meng, Member of the Board of Management, Technische Universität Munchen (München, Germany)
Marc Zolver, Deputy Director International Affairs, Ecole Centrale Paris (Paris, France)

The US: still reigning supreme?

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

Rolf Hoffmann, Director, German-American Fulbright Commission (Berlin, Germany)
Patrice Simon, Professor of Material Science, Université Paul Sabatier (Toulouse, France)

16.15

Coffee break

16.45

Panel discussion: The geopolitics of global higher education

Chair
Antoine Godbert, Director, Agence 2e2f (Bordeaux, France)

Panelists
Patricia Pol, Advisor, Ministry of Higher Education and Research (Paris, France)
Robert Coelen, Vice-President International, Stenden University of Applied Sciences (Leeuwarden, The Netherlands)
Rolf Hoffmann
Maria Yudkevich, Vice-Rector, Higher School of Economics, Moscow
Liqiu Meng

18.00

End of first conference day

19.30

Reception by the city of Bordeaux (Town Hall)

2nd conference day: 17 June 2014

09.00

Welcome by the President of the Université de Bordeaux
Manuel Tunon de Lara, President, Université de Bordeaux (Bordeaux, France)

09.10

Opening keynote 2
20 years from now: French higher education in a global comparison (in French)
Geneviève Fioraso, State Secretary of Higher Education and Research (Paris, France) (tbc)

09.30

Plenary session 2 - The future of higher education

Chair:
Stefan Zotti, Deputy General Manager, OeAD (Vienna, Austria)

The end of the traditional University? MOOCs and open content
William Lawton, Director, Observatory on Borderless Higher Education (Surrey, UK)

Reaching out. Trends in trans-national education
Antoine Grassin, Director-General, Campus France (Paris, France)

Strategic partnerships: rationales, problems, outcomes
Lesley Wilson, Secretary General, EUA (Brussels, Belgium)

11.00

Coffee break

11.15

Parallel sessions 2 : more regional perspectives

Afrique: les dynamiques de la coopération euro-africaine (en Français)
Emile Tanawa, Vice-Recteur, Agence Universitaire de la Francophonie (Paris, France)
Beer Schröder, Adviser to the Board of Directors, Nuffic (The Hague, The Netherlands)

India: still grappling with quality?

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

Lynne Heslop, Senior Education Adviser, British Council India (New Delhi, India)
Shaun Curtis, Director International, Exeter University (Exeter, UK)

Russia: internationalisation all over?

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

Maria Yudkevich, Vice-Rector, Higher School of Economics (Moscow, Russia)
Caroline Dufy, Maître de conférences, Science Po (Bordeaux, France)

The Gulf: education hubs.

Chair
Bernd Wächter
, Director, ACA (Brussels, Belgium
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Robert Coelen, Vice-President International, Stenden University of Applied Sciences (Leeuwarden, The Netherlands)
Barthélémy Jobert, President, Paris Sorbonne University (Paris, France)

13.15

Lunch

14.30

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

Five uneasy questions on internationalisation in higher educaton
Sijbolt Noorda, President, ACA (Amsterdam, The Netherlands)

15.15

Closing keynote

Higher education for all. Access and inclusion as the priority of the 21st century
Georges Haddad, Professeur des universités, Sorbonne University (Paris, France)

16.00

Commentary

Lessons from this conference
Ulrich Grothus, Deputy Secretary General, DAAD (Berlin, Germany)

16.20

Goodbye