Programme

Monday, 27 November 2017

15:00-16:00

Registration of the participants and Welcome coffee

16:00-17:15

Plenary Session – Welcome Addresses (Ronda Hall, first floor)

  • Remus Pricopie – Rector of The National University of Political Studies and Public Administration (SNSPA) – the official host of the conference (moderator)
  • Ligia Deca – State Advisor, Education and Research Department, Presidential Administration
  • Lucian Georgescu – The Minister of Research and Innovation (TBC)
  • Gabriel Liviu Ispas, State Secretary, Ministry of National Education, Romania
  • Frédéric Forest, Deputy-Director-General for Higher Education & Employability, Ministry of Higher Education, Research and Innovation, France
  • Marie-Odile Ott, Bologna Follow-Up Group Vice-Chair

17:15-17:45

Introduction to the conference (Ronda Hall, first floor)
Adrian Curaj Former Minister of Education, Science and Innovation (rapporteur of the conference)

19:00

Welcome cocktail and dinner (Rapsodia Hall, first floor)

Tuesday, 28 November 2017

09:30-11:00

Introduction to the thematic sessions (Fortuna Hall, 21st floor)

  • Ligia Deca - State Advisor, Education and Research Department, Presidential Administration, thematic coordinator “Twenty years of Bologna and a decade of EHEA: what’s next?” (moderator)
  • Hans de Wit - Director of the ‘Center for International Higher Education’ (CIHE) at Boston College, USA, thematic coordinator “Bologna Process and the wider world of Higher Education”
  • Jamil Salmi – Tertiary Education expert, thematic coordinator “Social dimension within a quality oriented HE system” [Presentation by Dominic Orr, Institute for Education and Socio-Economic Research, Germany
  • Sjur Bergan - Head of the Education Department, Directorate of Democratic Citizenship and Participation, Council of Europe - thematic coordinator “Twenty years of Bologna and a decade of EHEA: what’s next?”
  • Ellen Hazelkorn - Director, Higher Education Policy Research Unit (HEPRU), Dublin Institute of Technology, Ireland, thematic coordinator “Transparency Tools – impact and future developments”
  • Liviu Matei - Provost at the Central European University (CEU), Hungary - thematic coordinator “Financing and Governance”

11:00-11:30

Coffee break

11:30-13:30

Paper presentations and debates I (parallel sessions) (Fortuna East, Fortuna West, and Hora Hall, 21st floor, Opera and Bolero Hall, 2nd floor)

Session 1: Bologna Process and the wider world of Higher Education (Hans de Wit) (Fortuna East Hall, 21st floor)

  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)

Session 2: Social dimension within a quality oriented HE system (Jamil Salmi) (Bolero Hall, 2nd floor)

  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)

Session 3: Twenty years of Bologna and a decade of EHEA: what’s next? (Sjur Bergan, Ligia Deca) (Fortuna West Hall, 21st floor)

  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)

Session 4: Transparency Tools – impact and future developments (Ellen Hazelkorn) (Hora Hall, 21st floor)

  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)

Session 5: Financing and Governance (Liviu Matei) (Opera Hall, 2nd floor)

  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)

13:30-14:30

Lunch (Rapsodia Hall, first floor)

14:30-16:30

Paper presentations and debates II (parallel sessions) (Fortuna East, Fortuna West, and Hora Hall, 21st floor, Opera and Bolero Hall, 2nd floor)

Session 1: Bologna Process and the wider world of Higher Education (Hans de Wit) (Fortuna East Hall, 21st floor)

  1. 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)
  2. 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)

Session 2: Social dimension within a quality oriented HE system (Jamil Salmi) (Bolero Hall, 2nd floor)

  1. The role of student counselling for widening participation of under-represented groups in higher education, Marita Gasteiger, Johannes Ruland, Janine Wulz (Austrian Students Union)
  2. Refugees on their way to German higher education: A new aspect of internationalization?, Jana Berg (Deutsches Zentrum für Hochschul, Germany)
  3. 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)

Session 3: Twenty years of Bologna and a decade of EHEA: what’s next? (Sjur Bergan, Ligia Deca) (Fortuna West Hall, 21st floor)

  1. Future of European higher education in an age of demographic headwinds, Robert Santa (National University of Political Science and Public Administration, Romania)
  2. 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), Anthony F. Camilleri (Knowledge Innovation Malta, Malta), Stefan Delplace (EURASHE), Marek Frankowicz (State Higher Vocational School in Tarnow, Poland), Raimund Hudak (Baden-Wuerttemberg Cooperative State University Heilbronn, Germany), Michal Karpišek (EURASHE)
  3. 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)

Session 4: Transparency Tools – impact and future developments (Ellen Hazelkorn) (Hora Hall, 21st floor)

  1. What Is Transparency of Higher Education in East Asia? Case Studies of China and Japan, Futao Huang (Research Institute for Higher Education, Hiroshima University) [not presenting, paper available on Conference website]
  2. Performance of the Ontario (Canada) Higher Education System: Measuring Only What Matters, Harvey Weingarten, Martin Hicks (Higher Education Quality Council of Ontario, Canada)
  3. Transparency instruments in Wales: Bringing higher education performances into focus?, Huw Morris (Higher Education and Lifelong Learning, Welsh Government)
  4. The UK Teaching Excellence Framework: the Development of a New Transparency Tool, Andrew Gunn (University of Leeds, UK)

Session 5: Financing and Governance (Liviu Matei) (Opera Hall, 2nd floor)

  1. 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)
  2. 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)

19:00

Dinner (Fortuna Hall, 21st floor)

Wednesday, 29 November 2017

09:30-11:30

Paper presentations and debates III (parallel sessions) (Fortuna East, Fortuna West, and Opereta Hall, 21st floor, Opera and Bolero Hall, 2nd floor)

Session 1: Bologna Process and the wider world of Higher Education (Hans de Wit) (Fortuna East Hall, 21st floor)

  1. National Policies for Higher Education Internationalization: A global comparative perspective, Daniela Craciun (Central European University, Budapest)
  2. A collaborative approach in the internationalisation cycle of Higher Education Institutions, Adriana Pérez Encinas (Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Spain)
  3. Students’ perspective over the institutional efforts to develop internationalization within Romanian HEIs, Cristina Ramona Fit, Delia Gologan (National University of Political Science and Public Administration, Romania)

Session 2: Social dimension within a quality oriented HE system (Jamil Salmi) (Bolero Hall, 2nd floor)

  1. 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)
  2. Inclusive practices in response to the refugee influx: support structures and rationales described by German University administrators, Lisa Unangst, Bernhard Streitwieser (Boston College, USA)

Session 3: Twenty years of Bologna and a decade of EHEA: what’s next? (Sjur Bergan, Ligia Deca) (Fortuna West Hall, 21st floor)

  1. 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)
  2. Implementation of Key Commitments and the Future of the Bologna Process, Una Strand Viðarsdóttir (Ministry of Education, Science and Culture, Iceland)
  3. Unintended Outcomes of the EHEA and ASEAN: Peripheral Members and their Façade Conformity, Que Anh Dang (German Institute of Global and Area Studies, Germany)

Session 4: Transparency Tools – impact and future developments (Ellen Hazelkorn) (Opereta Hall, 2nd floor)

  1. 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) [not presenting, paper available on Conference website]
  2. 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)
  3. Fostering Trust and Transparency through Quality Assurance, Melinda Szabo, Colin Tuck (European Quality Assurance Register for Higher Education – EQAR)

Session 5: Financing and Governance (Liviu Matei) (Opera Hall, 2nd floor)

  1. 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)
  2. National higher education monitoring systems and their synergies with the national quality assurance models, Asnate Kažoka (Higher Education Quality Agency, Latvia)
  3. 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)

11:30-12:00

Coffee break

12:00-14:00

Concluding panel: the future of the European Higher Education Area post 2020 and final debates (Ronda Hall, first floor)

  • Lazar Vlasceanu, Bucharest University (moderator)

Speakers

  • Adrian Curaj, General rapporteur of the conference
  • Ligia Deca – State Advisor, Education and Research Department, Presidential Administration, thematic coordinator “Twenty years of Bologna and a decade of EHEA: what’s next?”
  • Hans de Wit - Director of the ‘Center for International Higher Education’ (CIHE) at Boston College, USA, thematic coordinator “Bologna Process and the wider world of Higher Education”
  • Jamil Salmi – Tertiary Education expert, thematic coordinator “Social dimension within a quality oriented HE system”
  • Sjur Bergan – Head of the Education Department, Directorate of Democratic Citizenship and Participation, Council of Europe – thematic coordinator “Twenty years of Bologna and a decade of EHEA: what’s next?”
  • Ellen Hazelkorn – Director, Higher Education Policy Research Unit (HEPRU), Dublin Institute of Technology, Ireland, thematic coordinator “Transparency Tools – impact and future developments”
  • Liviu Matei – Provost at the Central European University (CEU), Hungary – thematic coordinator “Financing and Governance”

Respondents

  • Lesley Wilson, Secretary General European University Association (EUA), member of the Scientific Committee of the conference
  • Representative of the European Students’ Union (ESU)
  • Michal Karpíšek, General Secretary, European Association of Institutions in Higher Education (EURASHE) member of the Scientific Committee of the conference
  • Hilligje van’t Land, Secretary General, International Association of Universities (IAU), member of the Scientific Committee of the conference
  • Jan Sadlak, President of the IREG Observatory on Academic Ranking and Excellence, member of the Scientific Committee of the conference

14:00

Lunch (Rapsodia Hall, first floor)

* The overview thematic papers presentation session will include one general paper presentation presented by each thematic coordinator

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