Conference papers

Each parallel session will include two/three papers presented by authors (approx. 20 minutes) and a Q&A Session for each paper

Bologna Process and the wider world of Higher Education

Thematic coordinator:

Hans de Wit, Director of the ‘Center for International Higher Education’ (CIHE) at Boston College, USA

  1. Re-shaping the EHEA after the demise of neoliberalism: a UK perspective, Linda Evans (University of Manchester, UK)
  2. Negotiating Changes in Policy Travel in Regionalization of Higher Education: the case of Bologna process in Africa, Emnet Tadesse Woldegiorgis (Universität Bayreuth, Germany)
  3. Corruption, the Lack of Academic Integrity and Other Ethical Issues in Higher Education: What Can be Done within the Bologna Process?, Elena Denisova-Schmidt (University of St. Gallen, Switzerland)
  4. Effects of the Bologna Process on quality assurance regimes in the Post-Soviet space: Isomorphism and path dependencies in Moldova, Russia, and Kazakhstan, Lukas Bischof (University of Leipzig, Germany Higher School of Economics, Russia)
  5. National Policies for Higher Education Internationalization: A global comparative perspective, Daniela Craciun (Central European University, Budapest)
  6. A collaborative approach in the internationalisation cycle of Higher Education Institutions, Adriana Pérez Encinas (Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Spain)
  7. Students’ perspective over the institutional efforts to develop internationalization within Romanian HEIs, Cristina Fit, Delia Gologan (National University of Political Science and Public Administration, Romania)
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Social dimension within a quality oriented higher education system

Thematic coordinator:

Jamil Salmi, Tertiary Education expert

Conference moderator:

Dominic OrrInstitute for Education and Socio-Economic Research, Germany

  1. The Social Dimension and the University Rankings, José M. Nyssen (National Agency for Quality Assessment and Accreditation of Spain, ANECA)
  2. A typology of admission systems across Europe and their impact on the equity of access, progression and completion in higher education, Cezar Haj, Irina Geanta (Executive Agency for Higher Education, Research, Development and Innovation, Romania), Dominic Orr (Institute for Education and Socio-Economic Research, Germany)
  3. Study Success at the Clash Point of Excellence and Social Dimension? Šimon Stiburek, Aleš Vlk (Tertiary Education & Research Institute, Czech Republik)
  4. The role of student counselling for widening participation of under-represented groups in higher education, Marita Gasteiger, Johannes Ruland, Janine Wulz (Austrian Students Union)
  5. Refugees on their way to German higher education: A new aspect of internationalization?, Jana Berg (Deutsches Zentrum für Hochschul, Germany)
  6. Studying and working – Hurdle or springboard? Widening access to higher education for working students in Malta, Christine Scholz Fenech (National Commission for Further and Higher Education, Malta), Milosh Raykov (University of Malta)
  7. Access, Qualifications and Social Dimension of Syrian Refugee Students
    in Turkish Higher Education, Armagan Erdogan (Social Sciences University of Ankara, Turkey), Murat Erdogan (Hacettepe University, Turkey)
  8. Inclusive practices in response to the refugee influx: support structures and rationales described by German University administrators, Lisa Unangst, Bernhard Streitwieser (Boston College, USA)
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Twenty years of Bologna and a decade of EHEA: what’s next?

Thematic coordinators:

Sjur Bergan, Head of the Education Department, Directorate of Democratic Citizenship and Participation, Council of Europe

Ligia Deca, State Advisor, Education and Research Department, Presidential Administration

  1. Multi-level, multi-actor and multi-issue dimensions of governance of the European Higher Education Area, and beyond, Martina Vukasovic (Ghent University, Belgium), Jens Jungblut (Stanford University, USA), Meng-Hsuan Chou (Nanyang Technological University, Singapore) Mari Elken (Nordic Institute for Studies on Innovation, Research and Education, Norway) , Pauline Ravinet (CERAPS, Université Lille 2, France)
  2. Promoting the civic and democratic role of higher education: the next challenge for the EHEA?, Tony Gallagher (Queen’s University Belfast, Ireland)
  3. Divergent paths? Academic freedom and institutional autonomy in the European Higher Education Area, Liviu Matei, Julia Iwinska (Central European University, Hungary)
  4. Future of European higher education in an age of demographic headwinds, Robert Santa (National University of Political Studies and Public Administration, Bucharest)
  5. Unveiling the potential within the European Higher Education Area of the Professional Higher Education sector, Fernando Miguel Galán Palomares (European Association of Institutions in Higher Education – EURASHE)
  6. Juridification of higher education governance in Europe: the case of the European Standards and Guidelines for Quality Assurance in the European Higher Education Area (ESG), Adrienn Nyircsak (Central European University, Hungary)
  7. Implementation of Key Commitments and the Future of the Bologna Process, Una Strand Viðarsdóttir (Ministry of Education, Science and Culture, Iceland)
  8. Unintended Outcomes of the EHEA and ASEAN: Peripheral Members and their Façade Conformity, Que Anh Dang (German Institute of Global and Area Studies, Germany)
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Transparency Tools – impact and future developments

Thematic coordinator:

Ellen Hazelkorn, Director, Higher Education Policy Research Unit (HEPRU), Dublin Institute of Technology, Ireland

  1. Transparency in higher education, the emergence of a new perspective on higher education governance, Ben Jongbloed,Hans Vossensteyn, Frans van Vught, Don Westerheijden (Center for Higher Education Policy Studies (CHEPS), Netheralnds)
  2. The impact of rankings on institutions and policy makers – ten years on, Marian Mahat (University of Melbourne, Australia), Angel Calderon (RMIT University, Australia)
  3. What Is Transparency of Higher Education in East Asia? Case Studies of China and Japan, Futao Huang (Research Institute for Higher Education, Hiroshima University)
  4. Performance of the Ontario (Canada) Higher Education System: Measuring Only What Matters, Harvey Weingarten, Martin Hicks (Higher Education Quality Council of Ontario, Canada)
  5. Transparency instruments in Wales: Bringing higher education performances into focus?, Huw Morris (Higher Education and Lifelong Learning, Welsh Government)
  6. The UK Teaching Excellence Framework: the Development of a New Transparency Tool, Andrew Gunn (University of Leeds, UK)
  7. Learning outcomes policies for transparency: Impacts and promising practices in European Higher Education Regulation, Mary Catharine Lennon (Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, University of Toronto)
  8. Is higher education ambivalent towards inclusion of non-formal qualifications in national qualifications frameworks (NQFs)? A policy-learning analysis of seven country reports, Anne Murphy, Horacy Dębowski (Dublin Institute of Technology)
  9. Fostering Trust and Transparency through Quality Assurance, Melinda Szabo, Colin Tuck (European Quality Assurance Register for Higher Education – EQAR)
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Financing and Governance

Thematic coordinator:

Liviu Matei, Provost, Central European University, Hungary

  1. Efficiency of Universities: Drivers, Enablers and Limitations, Veronika Kupriyanova, Thomas Estermann (European Universities Association – EUA), Norbert Sabic (Central European University, Hungary)
  2. University governance: autonomy, structures and inclusiveness, Enora Bennetot Pruvot, Thomas Estermann (European Universities Association – EUA)
  3. Interconnected Dimensions of University Autonomy in Europe, Kata Orosz (Central European University, Hungary)
  4. The effect of trust on the governance of higher education: the case study of the introduction of chancellor system in the Hungarian higher education, Gergely Kováts (Corvinus University of Budapest)
  5. Performance agreements in higher education: a new approach to higher education funding, Ben Jongbloed, Frans Kaiser, Frans van Vught, Don Westerheijden (Center for Higher Education Policy Studies (CHEPS), Netheralnds)
  6. Policy learning in Higher Education and universities` governance. A case study of the 2008-2016 policy cycle in Romania, Adrian Curaj, Cosmin Holeab (National University of Political Science and Public Administration, Romania)
  7. National higher education monitoring systems and their synergies with the national quality assurance models, Asnate Kažoka (Higher Education Quality Agency, Latvia)
  8. The impact of the Bologna Process on the governance of higher education systems in Eastern Partnership countries, Nicolae Toderas, Ana-Maria Stavaru (National University of Political Studies and Public Administration, Bucharest)
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