25th Annual Conference – Lisbon 2015

lisbon_1EURASHE organised its 25th Annual Conference titled ‘Professional Higher Education more Relevant than Ever – Challenges for the Future‘ in Lisbon (Portugal) on 16-17 April 2015. It is co-organised by EURASHE, the Portuguese Polytechnics Coordinating Council (CCISP) and with Lisbon School of Health Technology (ESTeSL). Underneath are further information on:

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Following are EURASHE news items related to the event:

Following is the programme of the event:

Day 0 – Wednesday 15 April 2015

14.00 – Pre-Conference Masterclasses

A: How to implement internal quality assurance in your institution? by Lucien Bollaert, Member of the Executive Board of the Accreditation Organisation of the Netherlands and Flanders (NVAO) (Netherlands/Belgium-Flanders)

B: How to monitor the level of cooperation between higher education institutions and the world of work? by Samo Pavlin, EMCOSU coordinator, researcher and assistant professor at the Faculty of Social Sciences at the University of Ljubljana (Slovenia), Thorsten Kliewe, CEO at University Industry Innovation Network (Netherlands)

C: How to implement work-based learning in your higher education institution’s programmes? by Bram Roosens, Researcher and Lector at University College Leuven-Limburg (Belgium-Flanders), Lies Wijnants, Expert on Assessment and Work-Based Learning at University College Leuven-Limburg (Belgium-Flanders)

18.00 – EURASHE 2015 General Assembly

More on the General Assembly is available here.

 

Day 1 – Thursday 16 April 2015

09.00 – Registrations

10.00 – Opening ceremony

Andreas G. Orphanides, President of EURASHE, President of EQAR (Cyprus)

Joaquim Mourato, President of the Portuguese Polytechnics Coordinating Council (CCISP) (Portugal)

José Ferreira Gomes, Secretary of State for Higher Education of Portugal (Portugal)

10.45 – Video message

European Commissioners on Professional Higher Education / EURASHE, by Tibor Navracsics, European Commissioner for Education, Culture, Youth and Sport (Hungary), and Carlos Moedas, European Commissioner for Research, Science and Innovation (Portugal)

11.15 – Keynote speeches

Challenges for PHE in the globalising world, by Denise Amyot, Chair of the World Federation of Colleges and Polytechnics (WFCP) (Canada)

The future of the EHEA after Yerevan Ministerial Conference, by Adam Tyson, Head of Unit for Higher Education and Erasmus, European Commission (Belgium)

12.00 – Lunch break

13.30 – Parallel working sessions on GOVERNANCE

Institutional management, by Frank Ziegele, Director of the CHE Centre for Higher Education, Gütersloh (Germany)

Quality management: Paradigm Shifts in HE & QA – From Teaching to Learning in Relation to Mission & Vision, by Lucien Bollaert, Member of the Executive Board of the Accreditation Organisation of the Netherlands and Flanders (NVAO) (Netherlands/Belgium-Flanders)

Regional cooperation: Higher Education Institutions’ Regional Cooperation – Lessons from International Experience for Governance and Action, by Jaana Puukka, International expert in higher education, innovation and knowledge-based development (Finland)

International cooperation: Science Without Borders: Lessons Learned From Brazil Europe Large-Scale Mobility Experiences, by Joaquim Ramos de Carvalho, Vice-rector of the University of Coimbra (Portugal)

14.45 – Coffee break

15.15 – Parallel working sessions on EDUCATION

Institutional management: Building Successful Student Partnerships, by Eve Lewis, Head of student participation in quality Scotland (SPARQS) (United Kingdom)

Quality management: The Role of Education in Quality Management – Grasping the Nettle, by Carol Hall, Director for Undergraduate Education and Graduate Nursing Programme at the School of Health Sciences of The University of Nottingham (United Kingdom)

Regional cooperation, by Jim Murray, Director of Academic Affairs of Institutes of Technology Ireland (IOTI) (Ireland)

International cooperation: LEMONOC project, by Leen Hellinckx, International Officer at UC Leuven-Limburg (Belgium)

16.45 – Panel reflections on EURASHE’s policy to the Ministerial Conference

 

19.30 – Welcome reception

Day 2 – Friday 17 April 2015

09.30 – Keynote speech

Apprenticeship scheme at higher education level, by Tom Banham, Head of Academy Talent Acquisition at Nestle UK (United Kingdom)

10.45 – Parallel working sessions on EMPLOYABILITY

Institutional management: Building Strategic Partnerships, by Raimund Hudak, Professor at Baden-Württemberg Cooperative State University Mosbach (DHBW), CEO of Synesis GmbH (Germany)

Quality management: Managing quality in employability initiatives, maximising student opportunities and minimising the burden on employers, by Mike Grey, EC Futures Team Leader, Faculty of Engineering and Computing, Coventry University (United Kingdom)

Regional cooperation, Margarida Gomes da Silva, Head of Industry and training association (ATEC) and of Setubal Peninsula Industry association (Vogal of AISET) at Volkswagen Autoeuropa (Portugal)

International cooperation: International mobility and cooperation: A promising strategy to further opportunities for employability, by Robert Wagenaar, Director of the International Tuning Academy of the University of Groningen (Netherlands)

12.00 – Lunch break

13.30 – Parallel working sessions on RESEARCH

Institutional management: Bridging companies & University college towards co-creation & co-innovation, by Evi Knuts, Policy Advisor on Research and Development, SME Management at Hogeschool PXL (Belgium)

Quality management: QM in Research ‘HR Excellence in Research ‘ & ‘Profiling Research Units’, by Peter Eigenmann, Head of the International Relations Office at Bern University of Applied Sciences (BFH) (Switzerland)

Regional cooperation: Healthy Ageing in the Northern Netherlands: applied research and regional collaboration, by Joost Degenaar, Director Healthy Ageing at Hanze University of Applied Sciences, Director of the Centre of Expertise Healthy Ageing (Netherlands)

International cooperation: Research and Innovation in a Global World, by Carlos Ramos, Vice-President of the Polytechnic of Porto (IPP) (Portugal) and International Cooperation in Research: a Case Study, by José Santos, Research and technological development manager at the Research Support Office IPB (Portugal)

14.45 – Coffee break & Networking session

15.30 – Panel reflections on challenges for the future

16.00 – Closing ceremony

Announcement of EURASHE’s 26th Annual Conference

Closing remarks

  

19.30 – Gala dinner   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Day 3 – Saturday 18 April 2015

09.30 – Social Programme

More information on the Social Programme is provided under Practicalities here.

Professional Higher Education more Relevant than Ever – Challenges for the Future

lisbon_1The theme of the 25th Annual Conference of EURASHE, which will be held this year in Lisbon (Portugal), is ‘Professional Higher Education more Relevant than Ever – Challenges for the Future’. In the run-up to the next Ministerial Conference of the European Higher Education Area (EHEA), taking place in Yerevan (Armenia) in May 2015, the choice of this topic shows relevance of a sector of Higher Education, which is considered as one of the key players in influencing and developing the society of present and future.

While living in different contexts, institutions of Professional Higher Education (PHE) are facing challenges of the same calibre. They are open organisations, adjusted to the developments of society, and this not only in a reactive way, but also as trendsetters and key players in innovation in critical fields of institutional strategy: governance, education, research and development, employability of their graduates. As key players in finding new solutions to actual problems, their relation with stakeholders is a strategic one and is considered as a co-creatorship.

PHE institutions are clearly profiled institutions. The ambition of being highly relevant in the mentioned critical fields of institutional strategy means strong and smart institutional management, a strive for quality and openness to the global society.

The 25th Conference will deepen the debate on institutional management, quality and international cooperation through various forms: presentations, workshops, panels, networking sessions, demonstration of good practices, as well as pre-conference masterclasses. Sessions are structured in 4 tracks: institutional management, quality management, regional cooperation and international cooperation, with each of them having a specific focus in different parallel sessions throughout two days: governance, education, employability and research.

The conference is addressed to different target groups: institutional management, head of programmes, teaching staff, researchers, quality assurance managers and agencies, business, public agents and more. All EURASHE members and participants are invited to involve their global partners in the conference.

‘Du choc des idées jaillit la lumière’: the multi-level discussions and the interdisciplinarity of the conference networking will certainly make this conference an inspiring event to all participants. The 25th edition of the EURASHE Annual Conference wants to be a benchmark for all actors involved in making PHE a key factor for the future of our society.

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For the first time, EURASHE is organising Pre-Conference Masterclasses. Taking place the day before the conference, on Wednesday 15 April, 3 masterclasses will be taking place offering its participants a chance to get trained on the newest trends and acquire practical knowledge on how to implement and improve the functioning of their programmes and institutions.

These masterclasses are envisaged for practitioners, institutional managers and staff of higher education institutions.

They are taking place simultaneously on Wednesday, 15 April 2015, from 14.00 to 17.00 at the Lisbon School of Health Technology (ESTeSL) at Av. D. João II, Lote 4.69.01, Parque das Nações, Lisboa, Portugal. The attendants registered for one of the Pre-Conference Masterclasses should arrive to the venue approximately 20 minutes before the beginning to register, receive their materials and join the dedicated meeting room. Coffee will be provided in each of rooms during the masterclasses.

 

Masterclasses

  • A: How to implement internal quality assurance in your institution? by Lucien Bollaert, Member of the Executive Board of the Accreditation Organisation of the Netherlands and Flanders (NVAO) (Netherlands/Belgium-Flanders)
  • B: How to monitor the level of cooperation between higher education institutions and the world of work? by Samo Pavlin, Coordinator of the EMCOSU project, Researcher and Manager of a research team network at the Centre for Organisational and Human Resources Research at the University of Ljubljana (Slovenia), Thorsten Kliewe, CEO at University Industry Innovation Network (Netherlands)
  • C: How to implement work-based learning in your higher education institution’s programmes? by Bram Roosens, Researcher and Lector at University College Leuven-Limburg (Belgium-Flanders), Lies Wijnants, Expert on Assessment and Work-Based Learning at University College Leuven-Limburg (Belgium-Flanders)

 

Registrations

Registrations are closed.

 

Trainers

Following are the trainers of the event:

  • Samo_Pavlin_SI Samo Pavlin - Dr. Samo Pavlin is researcher in the area of Education and Employment at the University of Ljubljana. He is also Principal of National Research programme “Sociological aspects of sustainable socio-spatial...... Read more
  • Thorsten_Kliewe_DE Thorsten Kliewe - Thorsten Kliewe, MA is Co-founder, Chairman and CEO of the University Industry Innovation Network. At UIIN, he leads the organisation’s activities that aim to connect university and business representatives, either...... Read more
  • Bram_Roosens_BE Bram Roosens - In 2009 Bram Roosens obtained his Master’s degree in social work and social policy at the Catholic University of Louvain. After his studies he worked as a researcher for the...... Read more
  • Lucien_Bollaert_BE Lucien Bollaert - Lucien Bollaert is member of the executive board of the Accreditation Organisation of the Netherlands and Flanders (NVAO) since 2009. In June 2012 he was elected as member of the...... Read more
  • Lies_Wijnants_BE Lies Wijnants - Lies Wijnants worked for 10 years as a researcher, learning developer and trainer at the Centre for Language and Education at the Catholic University of Louvain, especially on projects for...... Read more

 

Photographs

Following are the photographs of the event:

Pre-Conference Masterclasses

Following are the speakers of the event:

  • Eve_Lewis_UK Eve Lewis - Eve Lewis is the current head of student participation in quality Scotland (sparqs). She has worked in the field of student engagement for over 20 years, previously within Heriot-Watt University...... Read more
  • Tiago_Martins_PT Tiago Estêvão Martins - Tiago Martins is member of the Executive Committee of the European Students’ Union (ESU), the organization representing 15 million students from 39 countries. Through his work in ESU, he is...... Read more
  • Andreas_G_Orphanides_CY Andreas G. Orphanides - Professor Andreas G. Orphanides has been President of EURASHE and of EQAR as well as a consultative member of both BFUG Board and BFUG, and a member of the E4-Group....... Read more
  • Jose_Santos_PT José Santos - José Santos is a research and technological development manager with over 17 years’ experience as research & innovation manager, researcher and lecturer, having developed his activity in several countries (Portugal,...... Read more
  • Carol_Hall_UK Carol Hall - Carol Hall is Director of Undergraduate Education in the School of Health Sciences at The University of Nottingham UK, which includes responsibility for the co-ordination of professional higher education study...... Read more
  • Evi_Knuts_BE Evi Knuts - Evi Knuts is a service adviser in practice-based research at the University of Applied Sciences PXL (Belgium). As a member of COSME and different regional intermediary institutions she is responsible...... Read more
  • Joaquim_Mourato_PT Joaquim Mourato - Joaquim António Belchior Mourato was born on the 6th of November 1965 and is the author of several articles and publications in the fields of management, economics sciences and higher...... Read more
  • Jim_Murray_IE Jim Murray - Dr Jim Murray is a historian by training.  He has worked as an archivist in the National Archives of the United Kingdom (1990-5), and in university administration in Dublin City...... Read more
  • Jose_Ferreira_Gomes_PT_2 José Ferreira Gomes - José Ferreira Gomes is the Secretary of State for Higher Education of Portugal. Previously he has been the Member of the Parliament, Chair of the Inter-ministerial Commission for mobility and...... Read more
  • Lucien_Bollaert_BE Lucien Bollaert - Lucien Bollaert is member of the executive board of the Accreditation Organisation of the Netherlands and Flanders (NVAO) since 2009. In June 2012 he was elected as member of the...... Read more
  • Frank_Ziegele_DE_2 Frank Ziegele - Prof. Dr Frank Ziegele is director of the CHE Centre for Higher Education, Gütersloh (Germany), and professor for higher education and research management at the University of Applied Sciences Osnabrück...... Read more
  • Margarida_Gomes_da_Silva_PT Margarida Gomes da Silva - Margarida Gomes da Silva is the Human Resources Manager at Volkswagen Autoeuropa. Her expertise cover the fields of labour negotiations, compensation, organisation, personnel development, internal communication, global assignments and motivational...... Read more
  • Joaquim_Carvalho_PT Joaquim Ramos de Carvalho - Joaquim Ramos de Carvalho is the Vice-Rector for International Relations, Professor at the Department of History, Archaeology and Arts of the Faculty of Arts of the University of Coimbra and...... Read more
  • Peter_Eigenmann_CH Peter Eigenmann - Professor Peter Eigenmann is the Head of the International Relations Office of the Bern University of Applied Sciences BFH in Switzerland. Before he was working at the Health Division BFH,...... Read more
  • Carlos_Ramos_PT Carlos Ramos - Carlos Ramos was born in São Paulo – Brazil in 1963. Currently he is Vice-President of the Polytechnic of Porto (IPP), in Portugal, since 2010. He is responsible for the...... Read more
  • Tom_Banham_UK Tom Banham - Tom has responsibility for overseeing the Nestlé Academy and has recently been appointed onto the Board of Directors for the Association of Graduate Recruiters. Working across multiple sectors in a...... Read more
  • Mike_Grey_UK Mike Grey - Mike Grey manages the EC Futures team in The Faculty of Engineering and Computing at Coventry University. EC Futures were recently awarded The Best University Placement Service in the UK...... Read more
  • Joost_Degenaar_NL_2 Joost Degenaar - Joost Degenaar is programme for director Healthy Ageing at Hanze University of Applied Sciences and Director of the Centre of Expertise Healthy Ageing, a public private partnership for innovation in...... Read more
  • Raimund_Hudak_DE Raimund Hudak - As senior lecturer and researcher with over 10 years of experience at leading academic institutions Raimund Hudak has been involved in various research programmes in Germany and abroad. He is...... Read more
  • Denise_Amyot_CA Denise Amyot - Denise Amyot is the Chair of the World Federation of Colleges and Polytechnics to which she brings a wealth of experience sitting on different baords or playing a leadership role...... Read more
  • Adam_Tyson_UK Adam Tyson - Adam is Head of Higher Education, Modernisation Agenda and Erasmus at the Directorate General for Education and Culture at the European Commission. He is responsible for developing EU higher education...... Read more
  • Robert_Wagenaar_NL Robert Wagenaar - Robert Wagenaar is Director of the International Tuning Academy of the University of Groningen, The Netherlands. Until recently he was director of Undergraduate and Graduate Studies at the Faculty of...... Read more
  • Jaana_Puukka_FI Jaana Puukka - Jaana Puukka is an international expert in higher education, innovation and knowledge-based development. She has over 15 years’ experience in strategic and management roles at the international, national and institutional...... Read more
  • Leen_Hellinckx_BE Leen Hellinckx - With a master Social Work and Social Change (Sociale Agogiek) from the Catholic University of Louvain, she worked for more than 25 years as teacher, trainer, researcher, supervisor and project...... Read more
Following is the video message by European Commissioners to the conference:

European Commissioners on Professional Higher Education / EURASHE via YouTube

Following are the practicalities of the event:

Traveling to Lisbon

Lisbon is well connected with major European cities through TAP Portugal airlines. TAP is the leading Portuguese airline that has connections to 88 destinations in 38 countries. Please take into account when looking at the arrival time of your flight that Portugal is situated in a time zone 1 hour shifted back to Central European Time (CET).

 

Visa requirements

The following countries are exempted from the requirement to obtain a visa: European Union (28) plus EFTA countries (Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, Switzerland). Holders of other passports should contact the nearest embassy or consulate to obtain a visa. Please contact us, and we will support you in the process.

 

Conference map

View EURASHE 25th Annual Conference in Google Maps here.

 

Conference location

The 25th Annual Conference will be hosted by Lisbon School of Health Technology (ESTeSL) at Av. D. João II, Lote 4.69.01, Parque das Nações, Lisboa, Portugal. It is show in yellow on the map above.

 

Conference registration

The registration will start at 9 am on Thursday 16 April at the Lisbon School of Health Technology (ESTeSL), Av. D. João II, Lote 4.69.01, Parque das Nações, Lisboa (map in yellow). You will collect your conference material there. Coffee will also be available for the duration of the registrations.

 

Suggested hotels

Following is a selection of hotels near the conference venue. They are shown in red on the map above.

  1. VIP Executive Art’s Hotel 4*, Av. D. João II, Lote 1.18, Lisboa, Portugal – www.viphotels.com – Please book rooms through www.booking.com
  2. Hotel Tryp Lisboa Oriente 4*, Av. D. João II, Lote 1.1602.B, Lisboa, Portugal – www.tryporiente.com – Please send an e-mail to Filipa Mendes [email protected] and mention ‘EURASHE 25th Annual Conference’, Rates: Single 85.00 EUR / Double 95.00 EUR with buffet breakfast included
  3. Hotel ibis Lisboa Parque das Naçoes 3*, Rua Do Mar Vermelho, Lote 1.07.2.2, Lisboa, Portugal – www.ibis.com – Please book rooms through www.ibis.com
  4. Myriad by SANA Hotels 5*, Cais das Naus, Lote 2.21.01, Lisboa, Portugal – www.myriad.pt – Please send an e-mail to the reservations’ department [email protected] and mention ‘EURASHE Annual Conference, 16th to 17th April 2015’, rates: Single occupancy Deluxe Room  190.00 EUR / Double occupancy Deluxe Room 220.00 EUR / Single occupancy Premium Room 240.00 EUR /Double occupancy Premium Room 270.00 EUR / Single occupancy Suite 490.00 EUR / Double occupancy Suite 520.00 EUR, these rates will be available until 16 March 2015, after this dates the hotel will accept reservations according to availability and best available rate

 

Social media

If you would like to tweet about the event or follow the discussions on Twitter, please use the hashtag #EURASHE25

 

Networking session

During the Coffee break & Networking Session on the second day of the Conference, venue will include an exhibition space. In case you would like to promote your project, programmes, institutions, feel free to bring with you some promotional material, that will be made available for conference participants. In this case, please inform the organisers at the registration and bring with you the material.

 

First 25 years of EURASHE!

In light with the celebration of EURASHE’s 25th anniversary, an exhibition will be held in the conference venue, bringing participants closer to EURASHE’s history, former commitments, organisation’s leadership and past annual conference.

 

Social programmeEURASHE_AC_Lisbon_16-170415_social

The attendants registered for the optional social programme will have the opportunity to enjoy a guided tour on Saturday 18 April.

Meeting point: VIP Executive Art’s Hotel, 4*, Av. D. João II, Lote 1.18, Lisboa, Portugal at 9.30 am. Additional meeting point will be organised in the centre of Lisbon, for the participants accommodated in the city centre. More information on this will be provided during the conference.

Programme: In the morning, we will organise city tour in the illuminated city of Lisbon including Parque Eduardo Sétimo, Marques Pombal, Av Liberdade, Restauradores Rossio, Praça Comércio. In the afternoon we will continue the programme on the other side of the river including Belém, wine tasting in the cellars of José Maria Fonsec, closing by pictoresque views on Arrábida Mountains. Lunch will be provided in the city of Setúbal. The expected return to Lisbon is at 18.00.

In case you are leaving on Saturday, it is possible to attend one part of the social programme, please contact us for further arrangements.

For more information on Lisbon in particular, visit the website of the Lisbon Tourist Board here, and for more information on Portugal in general, visit the website of the Portuguese Tourist Board here.


 

Transportation

Please note that the conference attendants will make their own arrangements for transportation (by taxi or public transport) from their place of arrival to their hotel and vice-versa.

To the conference venue: The conference venue (ESTeSL) is located within walking distance from the suggested conference hotels and very close to the metro station ‘Moscavide’ (red line).

To the welcome reception on 16 April: The welcome reception will start at 7:30 pm and will take place in one of the suggested hotels, VIP Executive Art’s hotel, located at Av. D. João II, Lote 1.18, Lisboa.  It is located within walking distance from other suggested hotels and conference venue.

To the gala dinner on 17 April: The Gala dinner will start at 7:30 pm and will take place at Casa do Alentejo (Alentejo’s house) in downtown Lisbon. The transportation service to the Gala Dinner will be provided from the VIP Executive Art’s hotel, located at Av. D. João II, Lote 1.18, Lisboa at 7 pm.

 

Organisers

Following is the material of the event:

Following are the photographs of the event:

EURASHE 25th Annual Conference