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Opening Session

Plenary Session I: The European university in a global context - Internationalisation as both a strategic objective and a response to global developments

  • Dieter Lenzen, Vice President of German Rectors’ Conference (HRK), President of the Freie Universität Berlin, Germanypdf.gif
  • Dzulkifli Abdul Razak, Vice Chancellor, Unversiti Sains Malaysia, Vice-president, International Association of Universities (IAU)pdf.gif

Plenary Session II: Insituttional policies and strategies for internationalisation

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Chair: Jan-Martin Wiarda, Reporter-Editor, Die Zeit, Germany            

  • Federico Gutierrez-Solana Salcedo, Rector, University of Cantabria, Spain
  • Ligia Deca, Chairperson, European Students' Union (ESU)
  • Francesco Profumo, Rector, University of Turin, Italy
  • Lauritz B. Holm-Nielsen, EUA Board member, Vice-Chancellor, University of Aarhus, Denmark


Breakout Session I:Insitutional Policies and strategies for internationalisation

WG 1a: What does it mean to be international?

WG 2a: The crucial role of mobility

  • Guido Langouche, Chairman of the Executive Board, Coimbra Grouppdf.gif
  • Frank van der Duyn Schouten, General Director, Network for Studies on Pension, Aging and Retirement (Netspar), Tilburg University, the Netherlands pdf.gif

WG 3a: International research cooperation

WG 4a: Joint degrees* - a vehicle for internationalization

  • Roberta Maierhofer, Vice Rector for International Relations and Interdisciplinary Cooperation, University of Graz, Austria pdf.gif
  • Cristina Miceli, Pro-rector for Doctoral Education, University of Camerino, Italy pdf.gif
  • Juan Pablo Suarez Chacon, Director of Research and Technology Transfer, University of Loja, Ecuador, Advisor to president of the Inter-American Organisation for Higher Education (IOHA) pdf.gif

WG 5a: Building an international profile - promotion and visibility

  • Jeanine W.M. Gregersen-Hermans, Director of Marketing and Communications, Maastricht University, the Netherlands pdf.gif
  • Mikulas Bek, Vice-Rector for Strategy and External Relations, Masaryk University, Czech Republicpdf.gif 

WG 6a: Internationalisation and language policy

  • Régis Ritz, former President of the Universite de Bordeaux III. and of the Pole universitaire de Bordeux, France pdf.gif
  • Thomas Wilhelmsson, Rector, University of Helsinki, Finland pdf.gif

Breakout Session II: Making internationalisation work - funding, partnerships and policy process

WG 1b: Universities contribution to development cooperation
Chair: Lauritz B. Holm-Nielsen, EUA Board Member, Vice-Chancellor, University of Aarhus, Denmark

  • Michael Schmitz, Professor of Agricultural and Development policy, Justus Liebig University Giessen, Germany pdf.gif
  • Marc Nyssen, Professor, Vrije Universiteit Brussels, Belgium pdf.gif
  • Juan Pablo Suarez Chacon, Advisor to President of the IOHE and Director of Resaerch and Technology Transfer, University of Loja, Ecuador pdf.gif

WG 2b: Mobility policy developments - setting benchmarks for the EHEA & ERA
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Chair: Lesley Wilson, Secretary General, EUA

  • David Crosier, Education system analyst at Eurydice, European Commission
  • Barbara Weitgruber, Senior Advisor, Austrian Federal Ministry of Science and Research
  • Dzulkifli Abdul Razak, Vice Chancellor, University Sains Malaysia, Vice-president, International Association of Universities (IAU)

WG 3b: Open access - sharing knowledge

  • Bernard Rentier, Rector, University of Liège, Belgium pdf.gif
  • Jan Velterop,CEO, KnewCO, Concept Web Alliance, Netherlands Center for BioInformatics and Leiden University Medical Center, The Netherlands pdf.gif
  • Goolam Mohamedbhai, Secretary General, African Association of Universities pdf.gif

WG 4b: New forms of interaction - the role of networks

WG 5b: Enhancing the international visibility of European universities: an interplay of institutional, national and European approaches

  • Mónica Margarit Ribalta, Director, Fondacion Universidad, Spain pdf.gif
  • Niklas Tranaeus, Senior Officer, Swedish Institute, Sweden pdf.gif
  • Christian Bode, Secretary General, German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), Germany pdf.gif

WG 6b: The language of internationalization - operating in an English-speaking world

Plenary Session III: Europe in interregional dialogue

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Plenary Session IV: Emerging Issues

Closing Ceremony

  • Invitation to EUA Autumn Conference in Palermo by Giuseppe Silvestri, EUA Board member, former Rector, University of Palermo, Italy

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