10th Annual Conference – Chania 2000

chania_1EURASHE organised its 10th Annual Conference titled ‘Higher Education in the 21st Century, Challenges and Potentials‘ in Chania (Greece) on 25-27 May 2000. Underneath are further information on:

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Following is the programme of the event:

Day 1 – Thursday 25 May 2000

14.00 – Welcome to the Conference by the President of EURASHE, Gay Corr

Chair Secretary General EURASHE, Edward Dhondt

14.10 – Welcome by the past-President of EURASHE, Søren Nørgaard

14.15 – Welcome by Director Alkinoos Nikolaidis, rector MAICh

14.30 – Key note by Alan Smith, Prinicipal Administrator European Commission, Directorate-General Education and Culture.

Introduced by Edward Dhondt, Secretary General of EURASHE Theme: “Higher Education in the 21st Century Challenges and Potentials”

15.10 – Questions

15.20 – Coffee Break

15.40 – Guy Haug, Association of European Universities (CRE), Geneva, Paris Theme: “The college-polytechnic sector in the post- Bologna scenarios”

16.15 – Questions

16.30 – Socrates Kaplanis, TEI of Patras Theme: “Pan Metron Ariston” (Academic and Professional Recognition in Higher Education)

17.00 – Questions

19.30 – Reception Hotel Samaria


Day 2 – Friday 26 May 2000

09.30 – Ulrich Teichler, Director Research Institute, Kassel, Germany Theme: “Changing Patterns of Higher Education in Europe”

 Chair President EURASHE, Dr. Gay Corr

10.30 – Paul Cottenie, Coordinating Commissioner of the Flemish government Theme: “New challenges and opportunities for the college/polytechnic sector”

11.00 – Questions

11.10 – Coffee Break

11.20 – Edward Dhondt, Secretary General of EURASHE Theme: “Walking through the History of EURASHE and its most important activities”

11.50 – Questions

12.00 – Lunch

14.15 – Widar Hvamb, Secretary General of the Norvegian Council State Colleges Theme: “The College-polytechnic sector in Norway”

14.45 – Questions

15.00 – László Dinya, Former Deputy to the Secretary of State Theme: “Cooperation in and between Education and business life”

15.30 – Questions

15.45 – Panel Discussion Future Strategies and Role of EURASHE

16.45 – Coffee Break

17.15 – Conclusions Chairman: Gay Corr

19.30 – Anniversary dinner at MAICh

Following are the speakers of the event:

  • Prof. László Dinya - Prof. László Dinya is a professor at the University of Szeged and Eszterhazy Károly University – Eger in Hungary. Former he was Director, Vice-Director at several University Colleges, President of... Read more
  • Widar Hvamb - Widar Hvamb is a former Secretary General of the Norwegian Council of State Colleges.
  • Ulrich Teichler - Prof. Dr. Ulrich Teichler is Director of the Research Institute in Kassel, Germany.
  • Socrates Kaplanis - Socrates Kaplanis is the President of TEI of Patras (Greece) and was the 2nd President of EURASHE (1992 – 1994). Socrates Kaplanis (Greece), 2nd President of EURASHE (1992 – 1994)... Read more
  • Alan Smith - Alan Smith is responsible for developing a strategy for the worldwide promotion of European higher education, and of Erasmus Mundus in particular, within the Unit for Tempus and Erasmus Mundus... Read more
  • Søren Nørgaard - Søren Nørgaard, a previous President and Secretary General of EURASHE, he was also Senior Advisor of the organisation. † Søren Nørgaard (Denmark), 5th President of EURASHE (1998 – 2000), 3rd Secretary General... Read more
  • Gay James Corr - Dr Gay James Corr was the 6th President of EURASHE (2000 – 2002) and Director at Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology in Ireland. Gay James Corr (Ireland), 6th President of EURASHE... Read more
  • Edward Dhondt - Edward Dhondt (Belgium), was the third president of EURASHE between 1994 and 1996 and went on to be the second secretary general of the organisation between 1996 and 2000. Previously... Read more
  • Alkinoos Nikolaidis - Alkinoos Nikolaidis was Rector of the Mediterranean Agronomic Institute of Chania (MAICh) in Greece.
  • Paul Cottenie - Paul Cottenie has been Coordinating Commissioner of the Flemish Government.
  • Guy Haug - Played a key role in the shaping and initiating the Bologna Process and the EU’s agenda for the modernization of higher education as part of the Lisbon Strategy (now EU2020),... Read more
  • Following are the practicalities of the event:


  • European Association of Institutions in Higher Education (EURASHE) - EURASHE is the European Association of Institutions in Higher Education that offer professionally orientated programmes and are engaged in applied research within the Bologna cycles. EURASHE represents universities of applied sciences... Read more