Quality in international university partnerships - newlyweds, happily married, in marital counselling or on the verge of divorce





Thursday, 12 October 2017


17.30  An out of the ordinary Guided Tour with Derek Blyth (max. 20 participants, pre-registration required)

19.00 Seminar dinner


 Venue: Club de la Fondation Universitaire

            Rue d’ Egmont 11, 1000 Brussels

Friday, 13 October 2017


Registrations and Coffee


Welcome and introduction

 Irina Ferencz,  Deputy Director ACA, Brussels, Belgium)



KEY trends in...

International university partnerships- diversification or back to 'old'models?

 Markus Laitinen, President, EAIE,

(Amsterdam, The Netherlands and Helsinki, Finland)

 Quality assurance vs. quality enhancement in international collaborations - recent developments

Mark FrederiksCoordinator international policy, NVAO,

( The Hague, the Netherlands) 


Coffee Break


Roundtable discussion- Strategic partnerships in Erasmus+: recent trends, quality, the future...

Elena Tegovska,  Policy Officer-Higher Education Erasmus + Directorate-General

 for Education and Culture (DG EAC), European Commission (Brussels, Belgium)

Vidar Pedersen ,Head of Department Higher Education, SIU (Bergen, Norway)

Alenka Flander, Director, CMEPIUS (Ljubljana, Slovenia)

Kees Kouwenaar, Senior advisor international strategy,

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, (Amsterdam, the Netherlands)


Partnerships impact: reflections on institutional management

Fiona Hunter, Associate Director, Centre for Higher Education

Internationalisation (CHEI),Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore (Milan, Italy)


Lunch Break


Parallel tracks- Innovative practices in...

Enhancing quality in joint study programmes – Track 1

Hasan Sinemillioglu, Program Coordinator Iraq Programme at School of Planning at Tu Dotmund University, (Dortmund, Germany) &

Gruehn Dietwald, Professor  of Ecology & Landscape Planning at the School of Spatial Planning at TU Dortmund (Dortmund, Germany)

Wicher Schreuders, EM Assistant Coordinator, EMLE,

Erasmus University Rotterdam,  (Rotterdam, The Netherlands)


 Evaluating collaborations– Track 2

 Nataliya Butych, Regional Coordinator, for central & Eastern Europe, Coordination Strategic Partnership St Petersburg, Leibniz Universität  (Hannover, Germany)

Paul Leys, Policy advisor International Relations Office, Ghent University,

(Ghent, Belgium)



Coffee Break


Parallel tracks- Innovative practises in...

Research Collaborations – Track 3

Riva Nepomuk,  Coordinator Graduate School "Performing Sustainability",University of Hildesheim, (Hildesheim, Germany),

Tijani Abba Isa,  Ag. Director, Centre for the Study and Promotion of Cultural Sustainability, University of Maiduguri, (Maiduguri, Nigeria) & 

Eyram Fiagbedzi, Project Coordinator, University of Cape Coast (Cape Coast, Ghana)

Caspar de Bok, Head of International Affairs, Utrecht University - Faculty of Law, Economics and Governance, (Utrecht, The Netherlands)

Aäron PlovieCoordinator of the international office at Ho Ghent 

(Ghent, Belgium)

 Multidimensional partnerships – Track 4

Baiba Pētersone, Director International Department, Rīga Stradiņš University,

(Rīga, Latvia)

Anne-Sophie Lohmeier, Managing Director of AWARE, Technische Hochschule Ingolstadt; THI, (Ingolstadt, Germany), &

Fabio Reway, Research Assistant, Technische Hochschule Ingolstadt  THI, (Ingolstadt, Germany) / University of Paranà  (Curitiba, Brazil) 



Evaluating partnerships- today's imperative? From a Belgian to a European model 

  Neil Kemp,  Director, NK Education, (Lewes, UK)


 Conclusions and farewell  
 Bernd Wächter, Director, ACA (Brussels, Belgium)