ACA Annual Conference 2016: UniverCities. Higher education institutions and their habitat

Budapest, 20 - 22 November 2016


20 November

14:00 – 16:00 Pre-registrations, Novotel                                  Budapest Centrum

16:00 – 18:00  guided tour(s) of Budapest

18:00 – 20:00  Opening reception, Akademia                             Club

First conference day, 21 November

09:00– 09:15      

Sijbolt Noorda,President, ACA
András Nemeslaki, President, Tempus Public Foundation

09:15 – 10:00   

Opening keynote
Margie Waters, European Commission, DG Education and Culture, Brussels
The contribution of higher education to regional development and innovation
An international university in the city: natural-odd encounters

10:00 - 11:00   

Theme 1:  Universities in big cities

Liviu MateiProvost and Pro-Rector, Central European University, Budapest
Murray Pratt, Professor, Dean, Amsterdam University College, Amsterdam
Learnig opportunities and the city
Mark Lazar, Vice-President, Institute of International Education,  New York
Serving a global city: NYU, Colombia and the CUNY

11:00 – 11:30

Coffee break

11:30 – 12:30

Theme 1(cont.): Universities in big cities (cont.)

Eric Corijn, Professor in Urban Studies, Vrije Universiteit, Brussels 
Reinventing the university in an urban era
Ida Kiss, Architect, senior consultant, member of the advisory board at KEK, Budapest
How can sustainable campus development support our cities'resilience?
Daria K. Kozlova, Vice Rector for International Relations, ITMO University, St. Petersburg
The university and the city: does location help education?

12:30 – 13:30


13:30 – 16:00  

PARALLEL SESSIONS – repeated once

Round 1 (13.30 – 14:45) and
Round 2 (14.45 – 16.00)


Session 1: HEIs and municipalities. Acting hand in hand?  
Alicia Betts head of projects + Josep Vilalta, Executive Secretary- of the Catlan Association of Public Universities (ACUP), Barcelona
Maria Fogelström Kylberg,Managing Director, Stockholms Academiska Forum, Stockholm+ Lars Strannegård, Professor,President of the Stockholm School of Economics, Chairman, Stockholm Academic Forum, Stockholm


Session 2: HEIs and businesses. Seeking win-win situations
Zsuzsa Várhalmi, Deputy Director, EIT Digital,  Budapest


Session 3: Virtual habitats
János Ollé, Eszterházy Károly University of Applied Sciences, Eger

16:00 – 16:20

Coffee break

16:20 – 17:20

Debate: What is the best habitat for HEIs?

Arthur Mettinger, Rector,  FH Campus UAS, Vienna
Eric Corijn professor in Urban Studies, Vrije Universiteit, Brussels
Gábor Bojár, Board member, European Institute of Technology, Graphisoft SE, Budapest 


Conference Dinner

Second conference day, 22 November


09:00 – 10:30

Theme 2: Universities and colleges in small- and medium-sized towns

Bernd Kortmann, Professor of English Language and Linguistics, Director FRIAS (Freiburg Institute for Advanced Studies), Albert-Ludwigs-University Freiburg
The University of Freiburg: A driver of innovation, outreach and regional development across borders
Vanessa Mayoraz, Scientific Collaborator, External Relations Office of the City of Geneva + Frédéric Esposito, Professor and Director of the University Observatory on Security, University of Geneva
UniverCities: a new way to promote globalized knowledge

10.30 – 11.00

Coffee break

11.30 – 13.00

Theme 3: HEIs and regional development

Eva Werner, Rector, IMC University of Applied Sciences, Krems
Small and beautiful= regional impact
Outi Snellman, Director of International Relations, UArctic VP Organization, University of Lapland, Rovianiemi
From the margins to the centre: how the University of Lapland has used local and regional cooperation for building its strategy
Katalin Erdös Research Fellow, MTA-PTE Innovation and Economic Growth Research Group; University of Pécs
Universities as Regional Development Actors in Hungary

13:00 – 14:00

Lunch break

14:00 – 15.30     

Innovation in regional and European Partnerships
Andrea Hofer, OECD, Trento 
HEInnovate- a joint initiative of the OEAC and the European Union
Dániel Barcza, Vice Rector of Strategy, Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design Budapest
MOME Campus 2020: building a creative innovation hub
Sung Lee, Project Officer, UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning, Hamburg
Learning cities unlocking the potential of communities

15.30 – 15.45

Coffee break                                                

15.45 – 16.30

Closing Keynote
Sijbolt Noorda, President, ACA
Education cities. Where internationalisation is at home.


Good bye