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Exploring Europe’s place in light of recent higher education trends from across the world is the central theme of ACA’s Annual Conference 2014. Under the title Europe in the world. Higher education developments across the globe, the conference aims to bring together, as always, a remarkable cast of policy experts, university leaders, academics, and institutional managers working on international aspects of higher education.
The two and a half–day event will be organised around three main foci. Through part of the programme it will first assess the relative attractiveness of European higher education on a global scale. Second, it will address current and future crucial issues of European and global higher education, such as the future of the university in a world characterised by MOOCs and open educational resources, transnational education, and strategic partnerships. Last but not least, it will explore, via two sets of parallel sessions, recent trends in major non-European countries and regions around the world and present current collaborations between universities in these regions and countries and Europe.
In line with the ACA tradition, the programme features speakers who are internationally-recognised ‘authorities’ in the field – scholars, high-level policymakers and innovative institutional leaders, including Cédric Villani (Professor of Mathematics at Université de Lyon, Fields Medal (2010), Administrator of the pro-European Think-Tank EuropaNova), Jordi Curell (Director, European Commission, DG Education and Culture), John Yopp (Associate Provost for Educational partnerships and International Affairs, Lexington, USA), and Lesley Wilson (Secretary General, EUA), to name just few.
Some of the brightest minds in higher education will be at from 15 to 17 June at the 2014 ACA Annual Conference. So do consider to register soon – if not for the speakers and the programme, than for the wonderful time that Bordeaux promises to offer you!ACA Annual Conference 2014