ACA Annual Conference 2012: Tying it all together.
Internationalisation, excellence, funding and the social dimension in higher education

Helsinki, 10-12 June 2012

Programme

Pre-conference day: 10 June 2012

16.00 - 20.00   

Registrations

16.30 - 18.30

Guided walk

18.30 - 20.00

Welcome reception
Hosted by the University of Helsinki and CIMO
Ulla-Maija Forsberg, First Vice-Rector, University of Helsinki
Pasi Sahlberg, Director General, CIMO

1st conference day: 11 June 2012

08.30

Registrations

09.00

Musical welcome

09.15

Welcome addresses
Thomas Wilhelmsson, Rector, University of Helsinki
Pasi Sahlberg, Director General, CIMO
Sijbolt Noorda, President, ACA / President, VSNU (The Netherlands)

09.45

Opening keynote
Anita Lehikoinen, Director General Higher Education, Ministry of Education and Culture Finland

10.30

Coffee break

11.00

Introduction: what this conference is about
Bernd Wächter, Director, ACA

11.15

Session 1: Excellence
Chair
:
Neil Kemp, Visiting Fellow, Institute of Education, University of London (UK)

Excellence and global rankings: the state of play
Robert Coelen, Vice-President International, Stenden University of Applied Sciences (The Netherlands)
Excellence and Internationality of Higher Education
Ulrich Teichler, Professor, INCHER, Kassel (Germany)
Can there be excellence without internationalisation? The impact of global student and staff mobility on the performance of universities
Liqiu Meng, Senior Vice-President, Technische Universität Munich (Germany)

13.00

Lunch

14.30

Session 2: Mobility and internationalisation
Chair
Antoine Godbert, Director, Agence Europe Education Formation France

Internationalisation and the social dimension in higher education
Eric Beerkens, Senior Advisor International Affairs, Leiden University (The Netherlands)
Mobility is not for all
Dominic Orr, Senior Researcher, HIS-Institute for Research on Higher Education, Hannover (Germany)
Access and excellence in international higher education: necessary and compatible goals
Joan Dassin, Executive Director, Ford Foundation International Fellowships Program (USA)

16.30

Coffee break

17.00

What European higher education needs
Sijbolt Noorda, President, ACA / President, VSNU (The Netherlands)

17.45

End of 1st conference day

18.15

Guided tour of HYY (the Student Union of the University of Helsinki)

20.00

Conference dinner

2nd conference day: 12 June 2012

08.30

Session 3: Access and the social dimension
Chair
Irina Ferencz, Policy Officer, ACA

The state of play: the social dimension in European higher education
David Crosier, Higher Education Policy and System Analyst, EURYDICE, EACEA (Belgium)
Social responsibility and academic performance
Stephen P. Heyneman, Professor of International Educational Policy, Vanderbilt University, Nashville (USA)
Excellence and inclusiveness in American higher education
Rolf Hoffmann, Executive Director, German-American Fulbright Commission (Germany)

10.15

Coffee break

10.45

Parallel Workshops
Workshop 1: Excellence

Chair: Irina Ferencz, Policy Officer, ACA
SpeakersRobert Coelen, Vice-President International, Stenden University of Applied Sciences (The Netherlands); Ian Dobson, Research Director, Higher Education Government and Management (HEGOM), University of Helsinki
Workshop 2: Internationalisation / Mobility
Chair: Ulrich Grothus, Deputy Secretary-General, DAAD
Speakers: Esko Koponen, International Education Advisor, University of Helsinki; Shaun Curtis, Director of International Exeter, University of Exeter (UK)
Workshop 3: Social inclusion
Chair
Bernd Wächter, Director, ACA
SpeakersJoan Dassin, Executive Director, Ford Foundation International Fellowships Program (USA); Matti Tujula, Educational Officer, National Union of University Students in Finland
Workshop 4: Funding
ChairQueenie Lam, Project Officer, ACA
SpeakersNeil Kemp, Visiting Fellow, Institute of Education, University of London (UK); Ulrich Teichler, Professor, INCHER, Kassel (Germany)

12.45

Lunch

14.00

Feedback from the workshops

14.20

Session 4: Funding
Chair
Bernd Wächter, Director, ACA

Funding models of European universities
Dietmar Ertmann, Head of Administration ret., Karlsruhe Institute of Technology / University of Karlsruhe (Germany)
The Search for Excellence: Benefits and Pitfalls
Jamil Salmi, Global tertiary education expert (USA)

15.30

Final keynote
Tying it all together. Creating strong, well funded, socially inclusive and international universities
Peter Scott, Professor of Higher Education Studies, Institute of Education University of London (UK)

16.15

Goodbye
Bernd Wächter, Director, ACA