11th Annual Conference – Viseu 2001

viseu_1EURASHE organised its 11th Annual Conference titled ‘After Bologna/Prague: Recent Developments in European Higher Education‘ in Viseu (Portugal) on 31 May-1 June 2001. Underneath are further information on:

(Photograph: CC by by Pedro Ribeiro Simões)

Following is the programme of the event:

Day 1 – Thursday 31 May 2001

14.00 – Welcome to the Polytechnic Institute of Viseu, João Pedro Barros, President, Polytechnic Institute of Viseu, Portugal

14.10 – Welcome and introduction to the EURASHE Conference, Gay James Corr, President EURASHE, Director, Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology, Ireland

14.30 – Keynote: Lifelong Learning and the Grundtvig Programme, Michel Jouve, Expert, Grundtvig Programme, European Commission, Brussels

15.10 – Lifelong Learning, an Industry Perspective, Sean McDonagh, Ireland, Skills Initiative Unit of Irish Institutes of Technology

15.40 – Lifelong Learning, a Student Perspective, Jouni Kantola, Finland, Vice President, The Union of Finnish Polytechnic Students

16.10 – Coffee Break

16.50 – Questions, Panel discussion

20.00 – Welcome Reception/Dinner


Day 2 – Friday 1 June 2011

09.30 – Beyond Bologna, Salamanca and Prague: a Perspective on the College/Polytechnic Sector, Guy Haug, Senior Advisor, European University Association (EUA), Geneva/Brussels

09.55 – Pedro Lourtie, Insituto Superior Técnico, Lisbon, Portugal

10.20 – Questions, discussion

10.00 – Coffee break

11.30 – Accreditation: Paradigm shift in Higher Education, Tilman Küchler, Centrum für Hochschulentwicklung, Gütersloh, Germany

12.00 – Questions, discussion

12.20 – Lunch

14.30 – Interrelation between accreditation, evaluation and extension of recognition in the Austrian Fachhochschule sector, Kurt Sohm, Director, International Affairs, Fachhochschulrat, Ministry of Education, Austria

15.00 – Accreditation in Cyprus Higher Education, Andreas G. Orphanides, Dean of Academic Affairs, Cyprus College, Nicosia, Cyprus

15.50 – Questions, discussion

16.10 – Coffee break

16.50 – Conclusion, end of Conference, Director, Gay Corr, President EURASHE

19.30 – Wine tasting at the Tondela

20.30 – Dinner

Following are the speakers of the event:

  • Tilman Küchler - Dr. Tilman Küchler has been Program Manager at CHE (Centrum for Hochschulentwichlung) in Germany.
  • 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
  • Michel Jouve - Michel Jouve is Emeritus Professor of the University of Bordeaux. He has extensive experience as an independent consultant on European projects particularly in the areas of Erasmus Mundus and Tempus... Read more
  • Pedro Lourtie - Pedro Lourtie is a Professor and Consultant at Insituto Superior Técnico in Lisbon (Portugal).
  • João Pedro Barros - Prof. João Pedro Barros has been the President of the Polytechnic Institute of Viseu in Portugal.
  • 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
  • Kurt Sohm - Dr. Kurt Sohm was Director for International Affairs at the Fachhochschulrat, under the umbrella of the Ministry of Education, Austria.
  • 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
  • Jouni Kantola - Jouni Kantola is a former Vice President of the Union of Finnish Polytechnic Students.
  • Sean McDonagh - Dr Sean McDonagh is the former Director of Skills Initiative Unit of Irish Institutes of Technology and Former Director of Dundalk Institute of Technology in Ireland.
  • 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... Read more