Programme

Wednesday, 29 January 2020

14:30-15:30

Registration of the participants and Welcome coffee

15:30-16:00

Welcome Addresses

  • Adrian Curaj, General Director, UEFISCDI
  • Representative of the Ministry of Education and Research, Romania

16:00-18:00

Opening plenary

  • Mariya Gabriel, European Commissioner for Innovation, Research, Culture, Education and Youth (TBC)
  • Pam Fredman, International Association of Universities
  • Lesley Wilson, former Secretary General, European University Association
  • Pavel Zgaga, Director of Centre for Educational Policy Studies, University of Ljubljana
  • Barbara Weitgruber, Director-General for Scientific Research and International Relations, Austrian Ministry of Education, Science and Research

18:30

Welcome cocktail and dinner

Thursday, 30 January 2020

University Politehnica of Bucharest

09:30-10:00

Introduction to the Conference 

  • Mihnea Costoiu, Rector, University Politehnica of Bucharest
  • Universities representatives (TBC)

10:00-11:15

Introduction to the thematic sessions

  • Hans de Wit, Ligia Deca – Furthering the internationalization of higher education: particular challenges in the EHEA
  • David Crosier, Cezar Hâj – Access and success for every learner in higher education
  • Romiță Iucu, Therese Zhang – Advancing learning and teaching in the EHEA: innovation, links with research, and cooperation with the ERA
  • Liviu Matei, Sjur Bergan – The future of the EHEA – principles, challenges and ways forward
  • Dominic Orr, Adrian Curaj – Bologna Process in the global higher education arena. Going digital?

11:15-11:30

Coffee break

11:30-13:30

Paper presentations and debates I (parallel sessions)

13:30-14:30

Lunch

14:30-16:30

Paper presentations and debates II (parallel sessions)

19:00

Dinner  

Friday, 31 January 2020

University Politehnica of Bucharest

09:30-11:30

Paper presentations and debates III (parallel sessions) 

11:30-11:45

Coffee break

11:45-13:00

Conclusions of the conference (General Rapporteur)

Discussions. Q&A session

13:00

Lunch 

* Each parallel session will include two/three papers presented by authors and a Q&A Session for each paper