Guild Forum on European Universities: Towards a new vision for Europe's higher education sector

Join us for a debate on the next steps for European University alliances with Director-General Themis Christophidou, other representatives of the European Commission, and selected alliances. The event will be followed by a networking reception.

The European University initiative has triggered substantial enthusiasm, energy and creativity amongst universities, inspiring national leaders, ministries, university staff and students alike. Following the success of the first pilot call, how can we ensure that European University alliances deliver on their ambitious objectives? The Guild Forum will discuss how this initiative can help accelerate institutional change and help universities retain their position amongst the best in the world. It will explore how can EU programmes and Member States support alliances in delivering on their joint strategy. Given the extensive efforts that are being devoted to this initiative across Europe, this Forum will address a crucial question: can European Universities transform the higher education sector for good?

Panellists will address key issues of academic concern:

  • Innovative strategies for bringing together education, research and innovation, including creating meaningful links between the European Research Area and the European Education Area
  • New impulses for how alliances can increase benefits to their local economies and regions, while at the same time articulating the societal value of science to the wider public.
  • Examining how partners from outside of the EU/EEA can bring added value to the alliances' vision, given the complexity of building trust and creating effective governance models within European Universities.


CONFIRMED SPEAKERS


Director-General Themis Christophidou
Director-General for Education, Youth, Sports and Culture, DG EAC; European Commission

Minister Valérie Glatigny
Federation Wallonia-Brussels; Belgium

Prof. Vincent Blondel
Chair of The Guild and Rector of the University of Louvain

Sophia Eriksson Waterschoot
Director for Education, Youth, Sport and Culture, DG EAC; European Commission

Apostolia Karamali
Head of Academic R&I and Research organisations Unit, DG RTD; European Commission

Begoña Arano
Head of Unit, Innovation and EIT, DG EAC; European Commission

Prof. dr. hab. Stanisław Kistryn
Vice-Rector for Research and Structural Funds, Jagiellonian University, UNA Europa

Prof. Stuart Croft
Vice- Chancellor and President of the University of Warwick, EUTOPIA

Prof. Dr. Martin Paul
President of Maastricht University, YUFE

Prof. Antoine Cazé
Vice-President for International Relations, Université de Paris, Circle U.

Prof. Dr. Monique Scheer
Vice-President of International Affairs, University of T
übingen, CIVIS

Dr. Klaus Birk
Director, Erasmus+ Agency Higher Education, DAAD

 

MODERATOR    

Prof. Jan Palmowski
Secretary-General, The Guild of European Research-Intensive Universities    
           
 

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AGENDA

13h30 // 14h00    REGISTRATION AND WELCOME DRINKS


14h00 // 14h10    OPENING REMARKS BY RECTOR VINCENT BLONDEL


14h10 // 14h30    KEYNOTE SPEECH BY DIRECTOR-GENERAL THEMIS CHRISTOPHIDOU


14h30 // 14h45    ADDRESS BY MINISTER GLATIGNY, FEDERATION WALLONIA-BRUSSELS, BELGIUM


14h45 // 18h00   THREE PANEL DISCUSSIONS FOLLOWED BY AUDIENCE Q&A


18h00                   NETWORKING RECEPTION

Published Oct. 10, 2019 12:49 PM - Last modified Oct. 10, 2019 3:23 PM