The social dimension in European higher education

Brussels, 14 October 2011

Programme

Thursday 13 October

19.30

Seminar dinner

Friday 14 October

08.30

Registrations and coffee

09.15

The social dimension. A multi-faceted notion
Bernd Wächter, Director, ACA

09.45

Key issues for the social dimension in Europe. Findings of a new EURYDICE study
David Crosier, Education Policy and System Analyst, EURYDICE, Brussels

10.30

The social dimension in the Bologna Process
Brian Power, Head of Student Support and Equity of Access to Higher Education, Irish Department of Education and Skills / Co-chair of the Bologna Working Group on the Social Dimension of Higher Education

11.05

Coffee break

11.35

The development of the social dimension as a European policy
Yasemin Yağci, PhD student, INCHER, University of Kassel

12.10

The social dimension in the European Commission’s Communication “An agenda for the modernization of Europe’s higher education systems”
Lene Oftedal, Policy Officer Higher Education, European Commission

12.45

Sandwich lunch

13.45

Trends in the social composition of Europe's student body. Results from the 2011 EUROSTUDENT report
Dominic Orr, Leader of International Coordination Team EUROSTUDENT, Hochschul-Informations System GmbH, Germany

14.20

The other face of global mobility: higher education serving students from migrant communities
Dirk van Damme, Head, Centre for Educational Research and Innovation (CERI), OECD

14.55

Coffee break

15.15

Shaping the social dimension: the role of student services and affairs in a German and European perspective
Danja Oste, Special Assistant to the Secretary General, Deutsches Studentenwerk

15.50

Enhancing access to European higher education
Maurits van Rooijen, Rector Magnificus / CEO, Nyenrode Business University, The Netherlands

16.25

What I learned and what I missed
Erich Thaler, Head International Affairs, University of Basel, Switzerland

16.40

Thanks and good bye
Bernd Wächter, Director, ACA