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

Helsinki, 10-12 June 2012

Co-organised by CIMO
With the support of the Lifelong Learning Programme (the Erasmus action) of the European Union

ACA’s Annual Conferences have become a synonym for high-quality information, analysis and discussion on current policy and practice-related issues in the area of European and international higher education. They bring together central actors and decision-makers in higher education, such as rectors, vice-rectors, faculty and international relations staff, as well as policy-makers and practitioners from government departments, international institutions, non-governmental organisations and think tanks. And they offer opportunities for learning, exchange and networking at a high level.  

The 2012 Annual Conference, organised in collaboration with ACA's Finnish member CIMO, brought together a select group of leading thinkers to address, from a multiplicity of perspectives, the synergies between four hotly debated issues in higher education world-wide: internationalisation and mobility, excellence, funding and social inclusion. The two-day conference took place in wonderful Helsinki on June 11 and 12,  preceded by a welcome reception and a social programme on 10 June. This event drew almost 300 participants from Europe and other parts of the world.