ACA European Policy Seminar

The future of internationalisation in a world of populism, isolationism, and increased tension.

Brussels, 30 March 2017

Programme

Wednesday, 29 March 2017

18:00 Guided tour of Brussels 

19:30 Seminar dinner

Thursday, 30 March 2017

8.30

Registrations

9.00

Introduction

9.15

Welcome. What this seminar is about.

Bernd Wächter, Director ACA, Brussels

9.30

 

Opening keynote

Populism: a threat to higher education and internationalisation?

Sijbolt Noorda, President, ACA, Brussels

10.15

Coffee Break

 

10.45

The Trump effects

Challenges and opportunities for U.S. higher education internationalisation:

Is the U.S still a magnet for international scholars and students?

Chris Medalis, International Education Expert, New York

11.25

Future prospects for academic exchanges under a Trump administration

Erica Lutes, Director Fulbright Belgium

12.05

Will partnerships with U.S. universities become less attractive for

European Higher education institutions under Trump?

Richard Harvey, Director of Admissions (University of East Anglia), UK

12.45

Lunch Break

13.45

The Brexit

European education and research programmes after Brexit: without the UK?

Anne Corbett, Senior Associate, LSE Entreprise, London School of Economics & Political Science, UK

14.25

The impact of Brexit on UK higher education

Vivienne Stern, Director, Universities UK International (UUKI)

15.05

Coffee Break

15.25

Weakened links of EU universities with their U.K. counterparts?

Thomas Jørgensen, Senior Policy Coordinator, European University

Association (EUA), Brussels

16.05

Brexit effects beyond the EU: the case of Sweden

Carl Jeding, Director, Growth Analysis, Stockholm, Sweden

16.45

 Wrap up and good bye.