Jenni Röynä

Jenni Röynä is a European Policy Advisor at University of Applied Sciences Students in Finland SAMOK. SAMOK represents over 140 000 UAS students in Finland and is the only UAS specific organisation in the European Students’ Union ESU.

She has a long history of EU youth policy from her work with the Finnish National Youth Council Allianssi and the European Youth Forum YFJ. She has also previously worked with the European Youth Parliament in multiple positions. 

Jenni has a background in political science studies in the University of Helsinki.

Dr. Themis Kaniklidou

Dr. Themis Kaniklidou is Associate Professor of Translation Studies at Hellenic American University. She is Associate Director of the PhD program in Applied Linguistics and Coordinator of the MA in Translation. Themis is the Director of Hellenic American College.  Themis has taught in Greek and US institutions and her research is focused on translation, communication and linguistics.

Thomas Berger

Thomas Berger has been head of the EU liaison office of the University of Applied Sciences (UAS) Fulda since 2016. Before he joined the university he had been managing director of the Institute of Interdisciplinary Research inter.reseaerch e.V. for 17 years. He still works part time for the Institute as director of mobility programmes and on-line academy. He has managed a regional Erasmus+ traineeships consortium since 2001 and the European Erasmus for young entrepreneurs consortium OPEN-EYE since 2009. He has been involved in numerous European research, education and innovation projects. Mr. Berger received his Diploma Degree in Applied Computer Science in 1999 from the UAS Fulda and his MBA Degree in Science and Education Management in 2011 from the Carl-von-Ossietzky University Oldenburg. He has published on topics such as university-enterprise cooperation and key competence development of mobile learners: [www.inter-research.de/pages/publikationen.html]www.inter-research.de/pages/publikationen.html

29th Annual Conference – Budapest 2019

Future Students. Future Universities. Future Jobs. Professional Higher Education in the changing world 

EURASHE will organise its 29th Annual Conference in Budapest (Hungary) on 16-17 May 2019 together with the Hungarian Rectors’ Conference (MRK) with the support of the Ministry of Human Capacities and the Ministry for Innovation and Technology of Hungary.

We invite universities of applied sciences’ leaders, the entire community of professional higher education, European businesses and public institutions and European students’ representatives to attend the Annual Conference to share their experience and learn about trends, models and inspiring practices.

Please find the photos of the Conference here.

Interactive sessions’ presentations can be downloaded here.


Following are EURASHE news items related to the event:

  • Speech by Stéphane Lauwick, President of EURASHE at the Annual Conference addressing the Future of Education and Civic and democratic values 20/5/2019- Sincere welcome from EURASHE: Thanks to our hosts the Hungarian Rectors conference EURASHE is More than 600 members, universities of applied sciences and university colleges individual HEIs and rector conferences.... Read more
  • #EURASHE29: Call for contributions extended until 22 February 28/1/2019- The Call for contributions for the upcoming 29th EURASHEAnnual Conference ‘Future Students. Future Universities. Future Jobs. Professional Higher Education in the changing world.’ has been extended until the 22nd of February 2019, 12.00... Read more
  • 29th EURASHE Annual Conference: Call for contributions is open 11/12/2018- EURASHE has launched a call for contributions for its 29th Annual Conference ‘Future Students. Future Universities. Future Jobs. Professional Higher Education in the changing world.’ The conference will take place... Read more
  • Please, download the full rationale for the conference here. 

    Digitalisation, the race for innovation and the wider use of artificial intelligence are creating uncertainty and challenging our societies as never before. It is expected this will impact on all aspects of the organisation of society – both large communities and individuals, in urban and rural areas – as the buzz-word is smart specialisation of territories.

    The challenge for the European leaders of Professional Higher Education is to gain an insight into how citizens will live and work tomorrow. Education plays a key role in addressing global challenges and responding to sustainable development goals. Generation X, Y, Z, millennials as well as older generations: what learning experience do they expect from Higher Education Institutions? What kind of skills will they need to lead successful lives and professional careers? How will Professional Higher Education help provide those skills? Are we definitely moving away from knowledge-oriented curricula and coherent qualifications into an age of transferable skills? How do we re-invent learning and teaching to remain relevant in a world of uncertainty?

    While we don’t have all the answers, EURASHE’s 2019 Annual Conference will delve into these questions and attempt to provide insights into how future developments are changing the triangle of knowledge: higher education institutions, the world of work and the new students.

    Future students

    Education systems are facing increasing pressure to adapt to new realities – because the world of work reflects societal changes; also because it is our responsibility to give access to education to all citizens, including the non-traditional groups of learners.

    Student-centred learning is expected; learning analytics is, we are told, the way forward to better know our students, their needs and the programmes that will appeal to them. More flexibility, through the definition of innovative learning pathways will be the only way of meeting the students’ demands for choice and freedom to allow them to participate in a society they want to build.

    And so: will higher education institutions be able to provide answers to the coming challenges and accommodate diverse students’ expectations?

    Future Universities

    What does a University look like when all learning is seemingly accessible online? When new learning opportunities are offered by new global actors outside of traditional higher education? How should they formulate their strategies and partnerships? More importantly: what is the future role of the teacher – a professional in the field, a mentor, facilitator, psychologist, visionary or all these together?

    The world’s global problems demand more cooperation, mutual understanding and new skillsets. How can Higher Education Institutions prepare graduates to stay ahead of global change, to innovate, adapt and reinvent experiences for a future that promises to look very different from today? Flexible learning is inevitable: how can institutions identify new trends, support their staff in implementing successful change while facing the challenge of reduced funding?

    Future World of Work

    Flexibility, adaptability and the power to innovate are emerging as known professions are disappearing. It is automation and virtualisation versus the emerging professions’ thirst for meta-skills, complex problem solving, critical thinking, creativity, emotional intelligence and mental stability. In the age of rising technological unemployment, Professional Higher Education must redress inequalities and contribute to the creation of opportunities for people of all ages, social and economic groups.

    Regional development, the promotion of SMEs and locally-sourced employment are seen as ways of reducing social and economic exclusion while increasing the quality of life in rural areas. Yet, the digital challenge faced by rural populations is a real barrier to the advent of a fairer society. How can Professional Higher Education support lifelong learning and kick-start nascent rural ecosystems?

    Digital Conference’s Programme

    Digital Conference’s Leaflet

    Wednesday 15 May 2019 | Andrassy University, Pollack Mihály tér 3, 1088 Budapest
    12.00-13.00 New EURASHE members’ brunch
    13.00-15.00 EURASHE strategy and policy workshop
    15:00-15:30 Coffee break
    15.30-18.30 EURASHE General Assembly

     

    19:00-21.00

    Pre-Conference networking reception

    Welcome words by Dr. Orsolya Pacsay-Tomassich, Minister of State for International Affairs, Ministry of Human Capacities and Mr Stéphane Lauwick, President of EURASHE

    Mr Lucien Bollaert’s book presentation: ‘A Manual for Internal Quality Assurance in Higher Education. Looking for a new quality in HE in a New World’.

    Moderated by: Mr István Vilmos Kovács, Director for International Relations and Innovation, Corvinus University of Budapest

     

    Thursday 16 May 2019 | Budapest University of Technology And Economics, Műegyetem rkp. 3, 1111 Budapest
    08.00-09.00 Registration and welcome coffee
    09.00-09.10 Explanation of the programme, moderator  Mrs Alicia-Leonor Sauli-Miklavčič, Board member of EURASHE
    09.10-09.20 Welcome speech by Prof. József Bódis, Minister of State for Education of Hungary
    09.20-09.35 Welcome speech by Mr Stéphane Lauwick, President of EURASHE 
    09.35-10.00 Keynote speech by EC Commissioner for Education, Culture, Youth and Sport Mr Tibor Navracsics
    10.00-10.40 Keynote speech ‘The Future of Education in the Digital Age’, Dr. Gerald Bast, President of University of Applied Arts Vienna
    10.40-11.20 Armchair discussion

    Future Skills for future graduates – how well we are prepared?

    • Dr. Gerald Bast, President of University of Applied Arts Vienna
    • Mrs Jenni Röynä, European Policy Advisor, University of Applied Sciences Students in Finland SAMOK

    Discussion moderated by Prof. Dr. Ulf-Daniel Ehlers, Vice President of EURASHE

    11.20-11.30 Introduction to the interactive sessions
    11.30-11.50 Coffee break
    11.50-12.55
    Interactive sessions







    Future Students Future Universities Future Jobs

    Good practice

    Mrs Anne Uukkivi and Mr Ken Brown
    On-line assessment in engineering mathematics: why and how?

     

     

    Breakout session

    Mr Lucien Bollaert
    Challenges of future Quality assurance

    Good practice

    Mrs Oscarina Conceição
    Teaching Entrepreneurship & Transversal Competences: a Multicultural and Multidisciplinary Approach

    Good practice

    Mr Philippe Leonard
    “Changing Perceptions, Preparing Students and Creating Pathways” – Connecting the Emerging Workforce with the Electronics Industry

    Good practice

    Mrs Sophie Maisonneuve
    A “Starter” and a Serious Game Project at the IUT de Paris: Building and Assessing Active- Team- and Transversal Learning in Connection with the Professional world


    Good practice

    Mr Ármin Ladányi and Mr Bálint Simon
    What is the role of a 21st century’s student association?

     

     


    12.55-14.00

     

    Lunch break 

     

     

    13:25-14:00

    Poster session

    14.00-15.20
    Interactive sessions

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     


    UAS Leadership Forum (by invitation only)





    Future Students Future Universities Future Jobs

    Good practice

    Dr. Margreet Engelhart and Mrs Anne Lohuis
    Towards flexible learning for part-time students: Opportunities and challenges in a Dutch Institute

     

     

     

     

    Breakout session

    Mrs Zsuzsa Javorka and Mr István Vilmos Kovács
    HEInnovate, a self-assessment tool to promote more entrepreneurial and innovative higher education institutions

     

    Breakout session

    Mr Robert Wagenaar, Mr Raimund Hudak, Mrs Alicia-Leonor Sauli-Miklavčič  

    Professional Higher Education Based on Work-Based Learning Approach I

    (Lessons learnt from WEXHE project)

    Good practice

    Dr. Themis Kaniklidou
    Summer Student Academies: Connecting Higher Education Institutions, the WoW and Future students

    Good practice

    Mrs Efrat Aran and Mrs Noam Levi Erez
    Future students as future employees in a diverse society – a successful academic access and dropout prevention program

    15.20-15.40 Coffee break
    15.40-16.50
    Interactive sessions








    Future Students Future Universities Future Jobs

    Good practice

    Mrs Csilla Marianna Szabó
    Complex System for Reducing Dropout: Student Success Support Project

    Good practice

    Mr Jochen Ehrenreich
    Creating a Meta-Data Standard for Digital Credentials and Recognition of Open Learning

     

     

    Good practice

    Mrs Paula Tavares and Mrs Alexandra Malheiro
    The time is now. Rethinking courses with regional players

    Good practice

    Dr. Daniel Barcza
    Reinventing the Ivory Tower – An art and design university in the 21st century

    Breakout session

     

    Mr Robert Wagenaar, Mr Raimund Hudak, Mrs Alicia-Leonor Sauli-Miklavčič, 

    Professional Higher Education Based on Work-Based Learning Approach II

    (Lessons learnt from WEXHE project)

    Good practice

    Mrs Anastasia Demydenko
    Students’ Perspective on the link between Higher Education and Professions

    Good practice

    Mrs Gabriele Permoser and Mr Hannes Raffaseder Portico of digitalisation – Preparing for the digital future of higher education (institutions)

     
    16.50-17.30

    Wrap up session

    Mr Thomas Berger, Head of the EU liaison office, University of Applied Sciences Fulda

    Prof. László Dinya, Professor at Eszterhazy Karoly University

    Dr. Themis Kaniklidou, Associate Professor of Translation Studies at Hellenic American University

    Mr Iskren Kirilov, Policy Advisor, EURASHE

    Mrs Jenni Röynä, European Policy Advisor at University of Applied Sciences Students in Finland SAMOK

    19.00-22.00 Gala Dinner at the Hungarian Academy of Science
    22.00-00.00 Social programme: Budapest by Night (a bus leaves from the place of the Gala Dinner)

     

    Friday 17 May 2019 | Budapest University of Technology And Economics, Műegyetem rkp. 3, 1111 Budapest
    08.30-09.30 Registration and welcome coffee
    09.30-09.40 Explanation of the programme, moderator Mrs Alicia-Leonor Sauli-Miklavčič, Board member of EURASHE
    09.40-10.30 Keynote speech ‘The major trends impacting future of Jobs’, Dr. Shyamal Majumdar, Head of UNESCO-UNEVOC
    10.30-10.45 Introduction to the interactive sessions
    10.45-11.15 Coffee break
    11.15-12.30 Interactive sessions




    Future Students Future Universities I Future Universities II Future Jobs I Future Jobs II

    Good practice

    Mrs Ellen Budde and Mrs Jacqueline Kenkel
    Living Labs: Future Learning

    Good practice

    Mrs Ulla Preeden
    Service learning – a chance and a must for future universities

    Breakout session

    Prof. Todd Davey and Mrs Balzhan Orazbayeva
    Designing the future university

     

    Breakout session

    Mr László Gulyás
    A la Carte Education: Breeding Digital Talent for Workforce 4.0

     

    Breakout session

    Mrs Andrea Nagy
    One aim, different approaches, shared responsibility – this is our future

     

    Good practice

    Mrs Ella Joukkola
    Vision 2030 – common efforts for a common future of higher education in
    Finland

    Good practice

    Mr Levente Kiss
    Establishing the bedrocks of future medical education: the faculty development program for Teachers at Semmelweis University

     

     

    12.30-14.00

     

    Lunch

     

     

     

    13:15-14:00

     

    European universities’ Initiative 
    Networking

     

    14.00-14.50

    Panel discussion on the Future Students, Future Universities, Future Jobs moderated by Prof. Todd Davey, A/Prof. of Entrepreneurship at Institut Mines Telecom Business School, France.

    Participants:

    Mrs Denise Amyot, President/CEO, Colleges and Institutes Canada

    Mrs Vanessa Debiais-Sainton, Head of Higher Education Unit, European Commission

    Mr Armando Pires, Vice-President / IA Advisor, EURASHE / CCISP

    Mr Adam Gajek, President, European Students’ Union

    Mr Robert Wagenaar, Director, International Tuning Academy
    Organisation: University of Groningen

     
    14.50-15.30 Wrap up of the day and invitation to the 30th EURASHE Annual Conference
     

     

    The call for contributions is now closed. 

     

    Call for contributions is now closed

    Introduction

    Digitalisation, the race for innovation and the wider use of artificial intelligence are creating uncertainty and challenging our societies as never before. It is expected this will impact on all aspects of the organisation of society – both large communities and individuals, in urban and rural areas –  as the buzz-word is smart specialisation of territories.

    The challenge for the European leaders of Professional Higher Education is to gain an insight into how citizens will live and work tomorrow. Education plays a key role in addressing global challenges and responding to sustainable development goals. Generation X, Y, Z, millennials as well as older generations: what learning experience do they expect from Higher Education Institutions? What kind of skills will they need to lead successful lives and professional careers? How will Professional Higher Education help provide those skills? Are we definitely moving away from knowledge-oriented curricula and coherent qualifications into an age of transferable skills? How do we re-invent learning and teaching to remain relevant in a world of uncertainty?

    While we don’t have all the answers, EURASHE’s 2019 Annual Conference will delve into these questions and attempt to provide insights into how future developments are changing the triangle of knowledge: higher education institutions, the world of work and the new students.

    You can find the full conference rationale here.

    The conference key tracks are envisaged as guiding lines for potential contributions on innovative and inspiring approaches throughout the conference:

    • Future Students
    • Future Universities
    • Future World of Work

    Participants

    EURASHE expects the 29th Annual Conference to attract expert participants from both European professional higher education institutions, but also from relevant European stakeholders, European businesses and the world of work.

    Call for contributions

    We invite contributions from practitioners from higher education institutions and relevant stakeholders from the field, including companies, students, national authorities, quality assurance agencies, etc.

    EURASHE’s annual conference is an excellent opportunity to present current practice or research and test new ideas, elicit feedback from colleagues and stakeholders, and engage with all participants. All contributions are expected to seek to stimulate a discussion with the participants, thus enhancing peer-learning.

    EURASHE welcomes two types of contributions:

    1. Breakout sessions: Each interactive parallel breakout session would be attended by about 30 participants. The breakout sessions should be organised in an interactive way as workshops to encourage discussions between the participants. The structure can e.g. include an overview, followed by group discussions. The organising committee expects to accept about 8 proposals for this year’s conference. The length of the proposal: 90 minutes.
    2. Good practice examples: 2-3 brief examples of good practice will be presented together within blocks parallel to breakout sessions. The Programme committee expects to accept about 12 proposals. The length of the proposal: 30 minutes.

    Participants will be free to select which session they decide to attend based on the title and abstract of the submissions. Contributors are encouraged to pay specific attention to the title and abstract of their submission which must be concise, informative and accurate. Titles and abstracts (and biographies) may be edited by the organisers as required.

    How to submit?

    Contributions have to be submitted exclusively online on EURASHE website. The deadline for submission is Friday 22 February 2019 at 12.00 pm (noon) CET Brussels-time.

    Evaluation criteria

    Each submission will be evaluated according to the following criteria:

    • The submission corresponds to the theme of the conference;
    • The submission is clearly focused and will be of interest to participants;
    • The submission strives to involve participants and its organisation is credible/feasible;
    • The submission is critical and reflective and allows participants to reflect on successes and challenges (if applicable).

    The contributors will be informed at the beginning of February 2018 if their proposal has been selected. The organisers reserve the right to propose that a submitted contribution change its type, e.g. that a proposal for a full breakout session or vice-versa.

    Selected proposals may receive comments on how the proposal should be amended before delivery at the conference. Confirmation on the specific length of the full breakout sessions, the duration of the brief examples of practice and the formats of the posters will be provided at this moment. Please note that due to limited resources no comments can be provided to unsuccessful submissions.

    The following experts nominated by EURASHE will evaluate the submissions:

    1. Thomas Berger, EU-Liaison and international relations officer, Hochschule Fulda University of Applied Sciences (Germany)
    2. Laszlo Dinya, Professor, Eszterhazy Karoly University (Hungary)
    3. Themis Kaniklidou, Assistant Director of the PhD program, Hellenic American College (Greece)
    4. Danutė Rasimavičienė, ‎Lecturer, Vilniaus kolegija/University of Applied Sciences (Lithuania)
    5. Jenni Röynä, International Coordinator, University of Applied Sciences Students in Finland SAMOK (Finland)

    All submissions will be reviewed separately by two reviewers. When allocating submissions for review, attention is paid to avoid a potential conflict of interest.

    Benefits

    Presenting at EURASHE’s Annual conference allows to reach a wide audience and will give you visibility prior to and during the Conference. In addition, one reduced fee will be provided per contribution. Additional compensations cannot be offered.

    Timeline

    22 February 2019

    Deadline for contributions

    The end of March 2019

    Results of selection of contributions

    10 May, 2019

    Deadline to register for the Annual Conference

    16-17 May 2019

    29th Annual Conference

    Miscellaneous

    If you have submitted a proposal for contribution, please do not register for the conference online until the results of the selection process have been announced. Each selected contribution will benefit from a reduced fee registration, applied through a specific registration process.

    All correspondence with contributors will be by email.

    Should you have any questions related to the call for contributions, please contact eurashe@eurashe.eu 

    Following are the members of the programme committee 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
  • Dr. Themis Kaniklidou- Dr. Themis Kaniklidou is Associate Professor of Translation Studies at Hellenic American University. She is Associate Director of the PhD program in Applied Linguistics and Coordinator of the MA in... Read more
  • Jenni Röynä- Jenni Röynä is a European Policy Advisor at University of Applied Sciences Students in Finland SAMOK. SAMOK represents over 140 000 UAS students in Finland and is the only UAS... Read more
  • Danutė Rasimavičienė- Danute Rasimaviciene, lecturer, trainer, consultant, was leading the Faculty of Business Management of Vilniaus Kolegija, the largest University of Applied Sciences in Lithuania, for more than 10 years till September,... Read more
  • Thomas Berger- Thomas Berger has been head of the EU liaison office of the University of Applied Sciences (UAS) Fulda since 2016. Before he joined the university he had been managing director... Read more
  • Following are the keynote speakers of the event:

  • Dr Gerald Bast- Dr Gerald Bast (*1955) is president of the University of Applied Arts Vienna since 2000. After Studies in law and economics he earned a Doctorate in Law, worked at the Federal... Read more
  • Dr Shyamal Majumdar- Dr Shyamal Majumdar is the Head of the UNESCO-UNEVOC International Centre for Technical and Vocational Education and Training since May 2011. Prior to taking up the position at UNESCO-UNEVOC, he... Read more
  • Tibor Navracsics- Tibor Navracsics is a Hungarian lawyer and politician, who served as Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade from June to September 2014. He previously served as Minister of Administration and Justice between 2010 and 2014. He... Read more
  • Following are the speakers of the interactive sessions:

  • Alicia-Leonor Sauli-Miklavčič- Alicia-Leonor Sauli-Miklavčič is a good connoisseur of international professional higher education, she has been Project Expert at the Slovene Association HVC as well as a member of the EURASHE working... Read more
  • 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
  • Anne Uukkivi- Anne Uukkivi is associate professor at the Centre for Sciences at TTK University of Applied Sciences and coordinator of Erasmus+ project named EngiMath. She has PhD in information and communication... Read more
  • Efrat Aran- B.Sc industrial engineering and management, MBA graduate and certified by Mandel institute for educational leadership. Efrat is head of Aluma’s Youth programs, acting to achieve social mobility of young men... Read more
  • 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
  • Ellen Budde- Ellen Budde has over 40 years of experience working with different communities. For the past 20 years, she has been a teacher and senior project manager at the Amsterdam University... Read more
  • Oscarina Conceição- Oscarina Conceição is Professor at Polytechnic Institute of Cáva (IPCA) and researcher at Dinâmia’CET-IUL (Instituto Universitário de Lisboa). She has a Master’s degree in Industrial Economics and Business and a... Read more
  • Daniel Barcza- Dr. Daniel Barcza is an associate professor and the Vice-Rector of Strategy at Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design Budapest, Hungary (MOME). He is in charge of the ongoing planning... Read more
  • Todd Davey- Prof. Dr. Todd Davey is a passionate researcher, practitioner, consultant and speaker on the topics of Entrepreneurship and University-Business Cooperation (UBC) as well as being author of the book ‘Entrepreneurship... Read more
  • Vanessa Debiais-Sainton- Vanessa Debiais-Sainton is Head of the Unit in charge of Higher Education policies and programme at the European Commission’s Directorate General for Education, Youth, Sport and Culture. The unit is... Read more
  • Anastasia Demydenko- Anastasia Demydenko is a M.A. student for European Politics and Society, Political Science, and Communication, accomplishing her studies in Ben-Gurion University in Israel and Radboud University in The Netherlands. During... Read more
  • Dr. Themis Kaniklidou- Dr. Themis Kaniklidou is Associate Professor of Translation Studies at Hellenic American University. She is Associate Director of the PhD program in Applied Linguistics and Coordinator of the MA in... Read more
  • Jochen Ehrenreich- Jochen Ehrenreich is a senior researcher at DHBW Heilbronn. He built his expertise in fields like University Governance, Quality Assurance and Accreditation, Lifelong Learning and Technology Transfer through hands-on project... Read more
  • Adam Gajek- Adam Gajek is a member of the European Students’ Union’s Executive Committee 2016/2017. His main focus lies in the area of quality of higher education, with an emphasis given to quality assurance... Read more
  • László Gulyás- László Gulyás, born in 1972, Node director of EIT Digital Hungary. Previously he was the regional lead of EIT Digital’s ARISE Europe program in Central and Eastern Europe. His professional... Read more
  • 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
  • Zsuzsa Jávorka- Zsuzsa Jávorka is a principal consultant at Technopolis Group with over 13 years experience in the domains of research, innovation, science policy and higher education. Zsuzsa’s work predominantly focuses on... Read more
  • Ella Joukkola- I am Ella Joukkola, an environmental engineering student from Savonia University of Applied Sciendes in Kuopio, Finland. This year I’m also a member of the Board in University of Applied... Read more
  • Levente Kiss- Levente Kiss MD PhD is the appointed director of the Teaching Center at the Faculty of Medicine of Semmelweis University (Budapest, Hungary) and also a senior assistant professor at the... Read more
  • Ármin Ladányi- Mr. Ármin Ladányi is founder and Vice-President for Foreign Office at House of European Affairs and Diplomacy (HEAD). He is responsible for the professional line of the association and for... Read more
  • Philippe Léonard- Philippe Léonard serves as IPC Europe director, a global industry association that provides standards, education and training, global advocacy and solutions for the global electronics industry. Léonard supports the development of IPC... Read more
  • Margreet Engelhart- Margreet Engelhart was born in Groningen in 1967. After completing her drs. at the University of Groningen (Psychology) in 1992 she works as a psychologist, teacher and curriculum designer. In... Read more
  • Andrea Nagy- Andrea is Head of Sustainability Center at Budapest Business School, where she supports the implementation of sustainability strategy. Before joining Budapest Business School, Andrea worked as Corporate Communication Manager for Nestlé Hungária... Read more
  • Paula Tavares- Paula Tavares is a professor, artist and researcher. Phd in Fine Arts, with the thesis “The complex relations between art and politics in Western culture. The political art as institutional... Read more
  • Gabriele Permoser- Gabriele Permoser has studied political sciences and has a master degree from the University of Vienna. During her studies, she focused on higher education and research policy. From 2010 to... Read more
  • Armando Pires, Vice-President of EURASHE- Armando Pires is a graduate of Electrical Engineering from the Technical University of Lisbon. He received his MSc degree in 1988 and PhD degree in 1994 in Electrical Engineering at... Read more
  • Ulla Preeden- Ulla Preeden is a rector of Tartu Health Care College in Estonia since 2016 and she is a member of Estonian Rectors’ Conference of Universities of Applied Sciences. Previously she... Read more
  • Bálint Simon- Mr. Bálint Simon is the Founding President and sitting Co-President for Strategy of the student association House of European Affairs and Diplomacy (HEAD). As HEAD is a founding member of... Read more
  • Sophie Maisonneuve- Sophie Maisonneuve is, since 2003, Associate Professor in Sociology at the Institut Universitaire de Technologie (IUT) de Paris/Paris Descartes University, where she teaches Cultural Sociology, Cultural Policies and General Sociology,... Read more
  • Csilla Marianna Szabó- Csilla Marianna Szabó graduated from Attila József, Loránd Eötvös, and the University of Pécs. She started her teaching carrier in Székesfehérvár as a secondary school teacher of Hungarian and Russian,... Read more
  • 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
  • Following are the poster presenters of the event:

  • Ivett Szalóme Horváth- When I first saw someone coming in to the rehab facility in a wheelchair -after a serious motorcycle accident- and few month later walking out with crutch, I knew instantly... Read more
  • Judit Kádár- Judit Kádár is the Director of International Relations at the University of Physical Education in Budapest, Hungary. She taught American and Canadian culture studies at the Department of American Studies... Read more
  • Olga Ovtsarenko- Olga Ovtšarenko is a lecturer of the TTK University of Applied Sciences, Center for Sciences more than 10 years of experience, also having practical experience as an engineer in production.... Read more
  • Katalin Szondy- Dr. Katalin Szondy is working as Head of Service Unit Higher Education Development at St. Pölten University of Applied Sciences since 2013, where she is also the person in charge... Read more
  • Pedro Torralbo Muñoz- Master’s degree in Environmental Hydraulics and bachelor’s degree in civil Engineering and Mining and Energy Resources, during my university education I am part of government bodies within the University always... Read more
  • Kitti Vajda- My name is Kitti Vajda and I am 25 years old. I am a special education teacher and therapist, and I have two specializations, one of them is an autism... Read more
  • Registration is closed

    Registration fee

    Participant Full Conference One-day (without Gala dinner)

    Regular participants (non-members of EURASHE)

    EUR 450 EUR 259
    Members of EURASHE  EUR 329 EUR 179
    Participants from Hungary EUR 250 EUR 179

    The registration fee includes attendance at the conference, the pre-conference reception on Wednesday 15 May, the Gala Dinner on Thursday 16 May. The fee does not cover travel and accommodation expenses nor the additional social programme. It is also possible for one day participants to join the conference Gala dinner for an additional fee (55€)
    The reduced participation fees do not apply to the social programme and dinner.

    There is a possibility to pay your fee in cash on the spot. Should you wish to do so, please contact EURASHE Secretariat before the conference. An administrative fee of EUR 25 will be charged in addition to your registration fee.

    Discounts

    Discounts are applied for selected presenters (only one per presentation) of Breakout and Good practices sessions.

    Breakout session (workshop)       Discount % 50
    Good practices session (presentation) Discount % 30

    Reduced fees do not apply to the social programme or Gala dinner (attending one day of the Conference).

    Social programme fees

    Budapest is well-known for its fascinating architecture from the 20th century, the city streets and alleys speak of the historical events that took place in Hungary. For the observant eyes, the majority of these buildings could be a familiar sight during daytime; however, these wonderful buildings shine even more brightly by nighttime. The evening landscape of Budapest highlights the glow of Hungary’s most iconic landmarks that follow the flow of the Danube river, such as the Parliament, the Buda Castle, the Citadella, our universities, and the National Theatre. Therefore we invite you to a guided bus tour by night as a closing event of the Gala Dinner.

    Conference receptions and dinner for a companion (spouse/partner only): EUR 55
     Thursday social programme: EUR 20

    Cancellation

    Cancellations must be sent in writing to eurashe(a)eurashe.eu. Substitutes may be accepted at any time, provided that the secretariat is informed of the change.
    – Prior to 1 March 2019 will be reimbursed fully, minus a EUR 25 handling fee. 
    – Between 2 March and 15 April 2019 will be reimbursed in the amount of 50%, minus a EUR 25 handling fee. 
    – Between 16 April and 10 May will be reimbursed in the amount of 30%, minus a EUR 25 handling fee. 
    – After 10 May, registered participants who do not attend the conference will be liable to pay the entire registration fee.

    Confirmation

    The registration will be confirmed by an email. However, please note that your registration will be completed and considered final only when your payment has been received.

    Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the secretariat at eurashe(a)eurashe.eu.

    The Hungarian Rectors’ Conference was established 30 years ago and represents all HEIs in the country. Its primary task is to represent the higher education institutions and to protect their interests in any issue with relevance to higher education at national and international level. In this respect HRC manages the elaboration of proposals on legislative provisions, coordinates the discussion processes to form common positions of the Hungarian higher educational sector on significant HE issues. As a result of these activities HRC is a determinant actor in shaping relevant national public policy.

    Besides protecting HEIs interests HRC facilitates the international collaboration of its members through several channels:

    • By means of full membership in the European Association of Universities (EUA), the International University Association (IAU) and the European Association of Institutions in Higher Education (EURASHE) HRC plays an active role in the realization and improvement of the internationalisation strategies of the Hungarian HEIs.
    • In the framework of professional working groups of EUA HRC is also forming perspectives of EHEA’s research and innovation activities. Researchers and experts delegated by HRC to these working groups are involved in the newest developments of current HE issues, and provide useful inputs to national HE principles.
    • By participating in EU-funded projects with different kinds of scopes HRC contributes to the development of crucial fields of EHEA, such as the enhancement of teaching quality in higher education, and addressing the present challenges of professional higher education.
    • HRC pursues constant dialogue with international partners, as a result of which mutually fruitful international collaborations are performed. A good example of successful cooperation is the Brazilian scholarship program, Science Without Borders, in which more than 2000 Brazilian students learnt in Hungary under the umbrella of HRC’s coordinating and organizing activity.

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    Conference’s location: 

    Budapest University of Technology and Economics
    Budapest, Műegyetem rkp. 3, 1111 Hungary

     

    Pre-conference reception’s location

    Andrássy University Budapest
    Budapest, Pollack Mihály tér 3, 1088 Hungary

     

    Gala dinner’s location:

    Hungarian Academy of Sciences (MTA)
    Budapest, Széchenyi István tér 9, 1051 Hungary

     

    Public Transportation

    Public transportation is often the fastest way of travel during the day, since Budapest is constantly heavy with traffic, except for the evenings. The service is provided by Centre for Budapest Transport (Budapesti Közlekedési Központ – BKK), who control trams, metro lines, buses, trolley buses, suburban railways and boats.

    Tickets are sold at the metro stations, but they can also be purchased from ticket vending machines. (For a guide on how to use the vending machines and where to find them, click here.) The tickets are valid for one travel only, changing vehicles counts as separate travels (except for changing lines on the underground). Apart from single tickets, 24h and 72h travel passes are also available, or you can purchase a Budapest Card, which gives you access to other benefits. In addition to free public transport, it gives discounted entry to museums and thermal baths, discounted meals and cultural events. For more information, please visit budapest-card.com

    How to get to the conference venues via public transport?

    From the airport, take bus Nr. 100E (Liszt Ferenc Airport 2 –  Deák Ferenc tér) until Kálvin Tér station in downtown Budapest

     

    • Andrássy University: the venue of Wednesday, May 15th 2019, can be approached on foot from Kálvin tér. The university building is behind the Hungarian National Museum (Magyar Nemzeti Múzeum) and the park that surrounds it.
    • BME University: At Kálvin tér go to the underground and switch to the metro line Take 2 stops towards Kelenföld Vasútállomás, and get off at Gellért Tér station. Walk to the university with the help of the map included below. Hint: if you take the elevator instead of the escalators, it will take you closer to BME university K building’s entrance. BME university can also be reached via the trams 47/49 from Kálvin tér (take off at Gellért tér station). If you prefer to stay on ground level, cross the river Danube with the tram for a short sight seeing tour to reach Gellért tér. From there, the university is a 2 minute walk away.
    • The Hungarian Academy of Sciences is located on the Pest side of the river Danube. From Gellért tér station (next to the conference venue), either take metro line M4, or the trams 47/49 to Fővám tér, where you can transfer to tram 2 until Széchenyi István tér station. The Academy is located next to the river bank.

     

    Taxi services

    Taxi services are also available from a number of providers. In general, fare rates are based on a standard fee. For specific routes, such as a dive to Liszt Ferenc International Airport, a 6-8000 HUF fee is reasonable. Usually, services between locations in Budapest cost about 2000-3000 HUF depending on the distance. When traveling from your hotel, one of the best options is to ask the reception to call a taxi, which is a more simple and secure option.

    1. 6×6 Taxi: +36 1 666 6666
    2. Budapest Taxi: +36 20 777 7777
    3. Főtaxi: +36 20 222 2222

     

    Airport shuttle services

    1. https://www.minibud.hu/en – most practical, prebooking required
    2. http://www.ferihegyexpress.com/budapesti_arak.htm 5000 Ft per car!
    3. https://happytranszfer.hu/arlista/ 4800 Ft per person (2 people 6500 FT)
    4. http://repteritransfer.hu/kalkulacio 5000 Ft 1-2 people

    Following are our hotel proposal for your stay in Budapest:

    Name Address Distance from the Conference’s location  
    Mercure Budapest City Center Budapest, Vaci utca 20, 1052 Hungary 2 km Book it now
    Mercure Budapest Korona Budapest, Kecskeméti u. 14, 1053 Hungary 1,3 km Book it now
    Ibis Styles Budapest Center Budapest, Rákóczi út 58, 1074 Hungary 2,8 km Book it now
    Ibis Budapest Centrum Budapest, Ráday u. 6, 1092 Hungary 1,3 km Book it now
    Novotel Centrum Budapest, Rákóczi út 43-45, 1088 Hungary 2,8 km Book it now

    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 the College Directors Conference in Hungary and member of the former Board (1992-2003), later (2002-2003) the Vice-President of EURASHE. He was also Deputy Secretary of State in the Ministry of Education in Hungary (1995-1998), later the President of the Hungarian Higher Education Council and the founding President of the Hungarian Bologna Committee and the representative of Hungary in the Bologna Follow-Up Group (2002-2006). Today he is a consulting expert in Higher Education and management of business and nonbusiness organizations, participating at different development projects.

    Danutė Rasimavičienė

    Danute Rasimaviciene, lecturer, trainer, consultant, was leading the Faculty of Business Management of Vilniaus Kolegija, the largest University of Applied Sciences in Lithuania, for more than 10 years till September, 2018.

    Since the year 2002 she was taking an active role in SPACE – European Network for Business Studies and Languages. In 2003, she was elected Vice-President of the association. In 2009, she became the President of the Network and held this position for two terms till 2015. 

    Currently she is delivering lectures and seminars to business people as well as to VK students on communication, public speaking and organizational creativity, is an active promoter of university – business cooperation.
    She works as an ENQA expert as well as institutional and programme evaluation expert for Lithuanian Centre for Quality Assessment in Higher Education (SKVC), Estonian Higher Education Quality Agency (EKKA), expert of professional higher education for EURASHE.

    In the year 1999 she was awarded with a title of The Teacher of the Year by the government of Lithuania.