U21 Presidential Symposium: universities in today's learning society

Start Date
10 May 2012
End Date
10 May 2012
Location
Lund University, Sweden
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Summary
The seventh U21 Presidential Symposium will be hosted by Lund University as part of the annual series of meetings, taking "The Role of Universities in Today's Learning Society: The Knowledge Triangle" as its theme.
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Draft Programme

Symposium moderator: Professor Ingalill Rahm Hallberg, Pro Vice-Chancellor Emerita, Lund University

09:30 - Welcome 

Professor Per Eriksson, Vice-Chancellor, Lund University

09:40 - Opening remarks and introduction
Professor Göran Bexell, Vice-Chancellor Emeritus, Lund University

10:00 - Session One The Global University

Speaker: Professor Hans de Wit, Hogeschool van Amsterdam
Discussant: Dr. Sylvia Schwaag-Serger, Research Policy Institute, Lund University

11:05 - Session Two: Universities acting in socially and globally responsible ways


Speaker: Professor Susana Borrás, Copenhagen Business School, Denmark and CIRCLE, Lund University
Speaker: Mr Simon Wetterling, President, Lund University Student Unions Association
Discussant: Dr. Marie Tuma, Raoul Wallenberg Institute, Lund University

Speaker: Dr Hugh Brady, President, University College Dublin
Speaker: Dr Enrique Zepeda, Vice President for Internationalisation, Tecnológico de Monterrey
Speaker: Professor Katsuichi Uchida, Vice President, International Affairs, Waseda University
Speaker: Professor Per Eriksson, Vice-Chancellor, Lund University
Discussant: Dr Marie Tuma, Raoul Wallenberg Institute, Lund University

13:00-14:00 Lunch

14:00 - Session Three Governing universities for global challenges

Speaker: Professor Michael Shattock, Institute of Education, University of London
Discussant: Dr Sylvia Schwaag-Serger, Research Policy Institute, Lund University

14:35 - Summary of the Day
Professor Merle Jacob, Research Policy Institute, Lund University

15:30 - Panel Discussion Reflections and Next Steps – How can our individual institutions and the U21 network learn and move forward?

Panel members:

Dr Hugh Brady, President, University College Dublin
Professor Glyn Davis, Vice-Chancellor, University of Melbourne and Chair U21
Professor Tan Chorh Chuan, President, National University of Singapore
Professor Stephen J. Toope, President, University of British Columbia
Mr Simon Wetterling, President, Lund University Student Unions Association


16:15 - Closing remarks
Professor Per Eriksson, Vice-Chancellor, Lund University

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