15th Annual Conference – Vilnius 2005

vilnius_2EURASHE organised its 15th Annual Conference titled ‘University Colleges in the Bologna Process: quality culture and applied research‘ in Vilnius (Lithuania) on 28-29 April 2005. It is organised by EURASHE, the Rectors’ Conference of Lithuanian University Colleges (LKDK), and Vilniaus Kolegija/University of Applied Sciences (VIKO). Underneath are further information on:

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Following is the programme of the event:

Day 1 – Thursday 28 April 2005

15.00 – Opening of the Conference

Gintautas Braziunas, President, Vilnius College in Higher Education

Remigiijus Motuzas, Minister of Education and Science, Lithuania

Michael Graham, Head of European Commission Representation in Lithuania

Ruard Wallis deVries, EC, DG Education & Culture of the European Commission

Roland Vermeesch, President of EURASHE

15.40 – Conference theme 1: Applied Research in partnership with industry and universities

Bert Hoogewijs, Algemeen Directeur Hogeschool Gent

Josef Koubek, Professor, European University Association

Romualdas Pusvaskis, Head of the Department of the Ministry of Education and Science

16.40 – Coffee break

17.00 – Panel discussion

Paul Hannigan, Council of Directors of Institutes of Technology, Ireland

Olli Mertanen, Vice Rector, Turku Polytechnic, Sweden

Arthur Naylor, St Mary’s College, United Kingdom

20.30 – Welcome reception & Buffet – Belmont restaurant

 

Day 2 – Friday 29 April 2005

09.30 – Conference theme 2: Quality Assurance on a European Level

Christian Thune, President of ENQA

Lucien Bollaert, Director of Education & Research, Hogeschool West-Vlaanderen

Jan Dekker, President, European Association of Research and Technology Organisations

Almantas Serpatauskas, Study Evaluation of Lithuanian centre for Quality assessment, “Quality Assurance in Lithuanian Higher Education. Comparative Analysis of Non-university and University Study Evaluation”

11.10 – Coffee break

11.40 – Workshops on two conference topics

Topic 1: Applied Research

Olli Mertanen, Vice-Rector of Turku Polytechnic, Sweden; Paul Hannigan, Council of Directors of Institutes of Technology, Ireland; Liviu Drugus, George Bacovia University, Romania

Topic 2: Quality Assurance

Brian Maguire, IQFW, Dún Laoghaire Institute of Art, Design and Technology, Ireland; Orlaith McCaul, HETAC, Ireland; Mark Frederiks, NVAO, Netherlands/Belgium-Flanders

13.00 – Lunch

14.15 – Plenary Meeting: Reports from the Working Groups

14.45 – Conference theme 3: Intercultural Competencies: Impact on graduates’ employability

Richard R. Gesteland, Founder of Global Management

Adil Akhmetov, Kazakh British Technical University, Kazakhstan

15.30 – Coffee break

16.00 – Panel discussion on theme 3

Jan Dekker, President, European Association of Research and Technology Organisations

Richard R. Gesteland, Founder of Global Management

Vanja Ivosevic, President of ESIB

Adil Akhmetov, Kazakh British Technical University, Kazakhstan

16.40 – Presentation by the Secretary General of EURASHE’s Vilnius Declaration for the Ministry of Education meeting in Bergen

Feedback from attendants

17.20 – Closing the conference, Roland Vermeesch, President EURASHE

19.30 – Dinner Le Meridien Villon restaurant

University Colleges in the Bologna Process: quality culture and applied research

vilnius_2The theme of our Conference – “University Colleges in the Bologna Progress:quality culture and applied research” focuses on our priority areas in the present context of change in the field of professional higher education. The Conference will be hosted by the Vilnius College in Higher Education, and will offer three main tracks: ‘Quality assurance on a European level’, ‘Applied Research in cooperation with industry and universities’, and ‘Intercultural competencies and their impact on the graduates’ employability’. Apart from a conference plenary session with keynote speakers on the three issues, the first two tracks will be further developed in interactive workshops with involvement of the main stakeholders, whereas the third track is already a run-up to the following working year.

The conference theme shows to our stakeholders and to the outside world both our determination to represent the full range of higher professional education in the European Higher Education Area and our commitment to inform our members and the whole sector of professional education of challenging developments in the Bologna Process. Professional Higher Education has a specific role to play in this process and Eurashe, as the official spokesperson of professional higher education institutions in the Bologna Follow-Up Group, has fully committed itself to carry out this task.

Following are the speakers of the event:

  • Orlaith McCaul- Orlaith Mc Caul was from 2002 until 2006 Head of Quality Assurance and Learner Assessment at Higher Education and Training Awards Council in Ireland. At the moment Dr Orlaith Mc Caul... Read more
  • Remigiijus Motuzas- Remigiijus Motuzas is a former Minister of Education and Science of the Republic of Lithuania.
  • Mark Frederiks- Dr Mark Frederiks is policy adviser international relations with NVAO (Accreditation Organisation of the Netherlands and Flanders), based in The Hague. He is also the Coordinator of the European Consortium... Read more
  • Vanja Ivošević- Vanja Ivošević is the former President of the European Students’ Union (ESU).
  • Paul Hannigan, Board member of EURASHE- Paul Hannigan has been President of Letterkenny Institute of Technology (LYIT) since January 1998. Having graduated from UCD with a Bachelor of Commerce (1985) and Masters of Business Studies, specialising... Read more
  • Richard R. Gesteland- Richard R. Gesteland is the founder of Global Management LLC, an international consultancy serving corporate and institutional clients.
  • Romualdas Pusvaskis- Romualdas Pusvaskis is the Head of VET at the Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Lithuania.
  • Christian Thune- Christian Thune was for a number of years Professor in International Politics at the University of Copenhagen, and he was Dean of the Faculty of Economics, Law and Political Science... Read more
  • Liviu Drugus- Liviu Drugus is the Chancellor at George Bacovia University in Romania.
  • Josef Koubek- Josef Koubek is Assoc. Professor at Institute of Chemical Technology in Prague Czech Republic and he was a member of the board of the European University Association in Brussels from 2000 until 2006.
  • Lucien Bollaert- Lucien Bollaert is an independent international QA expert, keynote speaker at many conferences on QA, author of peer-reviewed articles and visiting professor in New York. He is member of the... Read more
  • Bryan Maguire- Bryan Maguire is Head of Qualifications Services designate of Quality and Qualifications Ireland (QQI) (Ireland), he was previously Director of Academic Affairs at the Higher Education and Training Awards Council, Ireland... Read more
  • Arthur Naylor- Arthur Naylor is a graduate of Glasgow University and Henley Management College and spent the first half of his career working in Scotland mainly in teacher education where his main... Read more
  • Olli Mertanen- Olli Mertanen has been Vice-Rector of Turku Polytechnic in Turku (Finland).
  • Adil Akhmetov- Dr Adil K. Akhmetov is the Director of International Affairs at Kazakh British Technical University (KBTU) in Kazakhstan.
  • Ruard Wallis deVries- Ruard Wallis deVries represents the Directorate General for Education and Culture of the European Commission.
  • Bert Hoogewijs- Bert Hoogewijs is the General Director of University College Ghent (HoGent) (Belgium).
  • Roland Vermeesch- Roland Vermeesch was the General Director of the Hogeschool West-Vlaanderen and the President of EURASHE. He is a past President of the Flemish Council of Hogescholen, as well as Vice-President.... Read more
  • Almantas Šerpatauskas- Almantas Serpatauskas is the Programme Specialist of the Lithuanian Centre for Quality Evaluation in Higher Education.
  • Jan Dekker- Jan A. Dekker is the President of KIVI NIRIA (Royal Dutch Society of Engineers), former President of European Association of Research and Technology Organisations (EARTO), former President of TNO and non-executive... Read more
  • Michael Graham- Michael Graham is the Head of the European Commission’s representation in Lithuania.
  • Following are the practicalities of the event:

    Organisers

  • 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
  • Rectors’ Conference of Lithuanian University Colleges (LKDK)- Lietuvos kolegijų direktorių konferencija (LKDK) It is the association of the rectors of 12 Lithuanian state UAS and 9 private UAS.
  • Vilniaus Kolegija/University of Applied Sciences (VIKO)- Vilniaus Kolegija/University of Applied Sciences (VIKO) is the largest accredited higher professional education institution in Lithuania. It provides higher professional education in the sectors of Tourism, Business, Information Technologies, Electronics,... Read more
  • Following are the photographs of the event:

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