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Preliminary Programme as of 23 September 2009 

PRE-CONFERENCE MEETINGS
The pre-conference meetings are by invitation only to EUA Board, EUA Council Members and Secretaries General of National Rectors’ Conferences.

Wednesday 7 October 2009

14.00 – 18.00        Registration for EUA Board and Secretaries General
                                Main building, Foyer, Ground Floor

15.00 – 17.00        EUA Board Meeting
                                Main building, Gustav-Krüger-Saal, 1st Floor

14.15 – 17.00        Secretaries General Meeting
                                Main building, Senate room, 1st Floor

  
18.30                      Bus shuttle pick-up to the Castle

19.30 – 22.00        EUA Board and Secretaries General Dinner
                                Castle Rauischholzhausen

19.30  - 22.00        Briefing dinner for pre-conference workshop key players
                                Castle Rauischholzhausen

Thursday 8 October 2009

08.00 – 17.00        Registration to the Conference
                                Main building, Foyer, Ground Floor

09.30 – 16.45        Pre-conference workshop: Europe and transnational higher education
                                Old Library building                                

10.30 – 13.00         Council meeting (I) 
                                 Main building, Aula, Level 0

13.00 – 14.00         Secretaries General and Council Lunch
                                 Main building, Foyer

13.00 – 14.00         Lunch for pre-conference workshop participants
                                 Old Library building, Foyer

14.00 – 16.45         Council meeting (II)
                                 Main building, Aula, level 0

CONFERENCE

17.00 – 19.30         Opening Ceremony and Reception
                                 Stadttheater

Stefan Hormuth, President, Justus Liebig University Giessen, Germany

Gerd Krämer, Vice Minister, Hessen State Ministry of Higher Education, Research and Arts, Germany

Harald Scherer, Councillor, Giessen City Council, Germany

Jean-Marc Rapp, EUA President
                                 

19.30 – 22.30         Opera - The Magic Flute
                                 Stadttheater

Friday 9 October 2009

9.00 – 9.45            Opening Session
                                Main building, Aula, level 0

Chair: Stefan Hormuth, President, Justus Liebig University,Giessen, Germany

Jean-Marc Rapp, EUA President

9.45 – 11.00           Plenary Session I:  The European university in a global context – Internationalisation as both a strategic objective and a response to global developments
                                 Main building, Aula, level 0

Chair: Jean-Marc Rapp, EUA President

Dieter Lenzen, Vice President of German Rectors’ Conference (HRK), President of the Freie Universität Berlin, Germany

Dzulkifli Abdul Razak, Vice Chancellor, Unversiti Sains Malaysia, Vice-president, International Association of Universities (IAU)

11.00 – 11.30         Coffee Break
                                 Main building, Foyer and Entrance Hall, level 0

11.30 – 13.00         Plenary Session II: Panel discussion: Institutional responses to internationalisation
                                 Main building, Aula, level 0

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

13.00 – 14.00        Lunch for all participants
                                 Main building, Foyer and Entrance Hall

13.00  –  14.00      Lunch information session on the Institutional Evaluation
   Programme (IEP)
                                Main building, Seminar Room, level 4

14.00 – 15.30        Breakout Session I: Institutional policies and strategies for internationalisation

                              
                                WG 1a: What does it mean to be international?
                                WG 2a: The crucial role of mobility
                                WG 3a: International research cooperation 
                                WG 4a: Joint degrees - a vehicle for internationalization 
                                WG 5a: Building an international profile - promotion and visibility
                                WG 6a: Internationalisation and language policy

15.30 – 16.00        Coffee Break
                                Old Library Building and Zoology Hall

16.00 - 17.30         Breakout Session II: Making internationalisation work – funding, partnerships and policy processes

                                WG 1b: Universities contribution to development cooperation
                                WG 2b: Mobility policy developments: setting benchmarks for the EHEA & ERA
                                WG 3b: Open access - sharing knowledge
                                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
                                WG 6b: The language of internationalization: Operating in an English-speaking world

18.00 – 19.00        Cocktail - Main building, Foyer

18.00 – 19.00        Information session: University cooperation between Europe and Latin America
                                Main building, Biology Lecture Hall, level 3

Panel:

Maria Helena Nazaré, EUA Board Member, Rector, University of Aveiro, Portugal
                                     
Ramon Torrent Macau, Executive Secretary, The Observatory of the Relationships European Union – Latin America (OBREAL)
                                     
Francesco Profumo, Rector, University of Turin, Italy
                                     
Lauritz Holm-Nielsen, EUA Board Member, Rector, Aarhus University, Denmark

19.15                      Bus shuttle to Mensa

19.30 – 22.00        Dinner
                                Mensa

Saturday 10 October 2009

9.00 – 11.00          Plenary Session III– Europe in interregional dialogue
                                
Discussion Panel 
                                Main building, Aula, level 0

Chair: Lesley Wilson, Secretary General, EUA

Maria Helena Nazaré, EUA Vice President, Rector, University of Aveiro, Portugal

Goolam Mohamedbhai, Secretary General, African Association of Universities

Eva Egron-Polak, Secretary General and Executive Director, International Association of Universities (IAU)

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 (IOHE)

Dzulkifli Abdul Razak, Vice Chancellor, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Vice-President, International Association of Universities (IAU)

11.00 – 11.30        Coffee Break
                                Main building, Foyer and Entrance Hall

11.30 – 12.30        Plenary Session IV – Emerging issues
                                Main building, Aula, level 0

 Jean-Marc Rapp, EUA President

12.30 – 13.00        Closing Ceremony
                                Main building, Aula

Stefan Hormuth, President, Justus Liebig University of Giessen, Germany

Jean-Marc Rapp, EUA President

Invitation to TRENDS 2010: the European Higher Education Area - achievements and future challenges, University of Vienna, March 2010

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

13.00 – 14.00        Lunch for all participants
                                Main building, Foyer and Entrance Hall

European University Association (EUA)

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