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A Chance for Undiscovered Talent

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German and English language

What can and what should higher education institutions do in order to improve access to and the completion of studies for students from disadvantaged backgrounds? How can young people be inspired to choose a study programme which corresponds both to their own affinities and which can provide relevant career prospects?

Regional Coordinator, Arbeiterkind.de NRW, Essen
Professor and Head, Education Sciences Group, WU (Vienna University of Economics and Business), Vienna
Professor of European Youth Policy, Faculty of Business and Society, University of South Wales, Pontypridd
Independent Facilitator, Quest Associates, Bath

Dipl.-Sozpäd. Cara COENEN

Regional Coordinator, Arbeiterkind.de NRW, Essen

Student, University of Applied Sciences, Münster Diploma, Social Work/Social Pedagogics, University of Applied Sciences, Münster Socio-Educational Support for Youths and Families, Düsseldorf Regional Coordinator (voluntary), DBSH - German Federation of Social Work, Düsseldorf Social Work at and Management of (Protestant) Youth Centres, Düsseldorf and Wuppertal Trainings for Voluntary Youth Group Leaders, Düsseldorf and Wuppertal
1997-2000
2000
2000-2003
2001-2002
2002-2011
2003-2010

Dr. Erna NAIRZ-WIRTH

Professor and Head, Education Sciences Group, WU (Vienna University of Economics and Business), Vienna

Associate Professor, Habilitation in General Pedagogics and Educational Science, WU (Vienna University of Economics and Business), Vienna Deputy Chair, Institute for General Education and Philosophy, WU (Vienna University of Economics and Business), Vienna Head, Educational Sciences Group; ao. Univ.-Prof., WU (Vienna University of Economics and Business), Vienna
2007
2007-2008
since 2008

B.Sc. Ph.D Howard WILLIAMSON

Professor of European Youth Policy, Faculty of Business and Society, University of South Wales, Pontypridd

Research Officer, University College, Cardiff Research Officer, University of Oxford Senior Youth Worker, St. Francis Youth and Community Centre, Birmingham Guest Professor, Copenhagen University, Copenhagen Research Fellow / Senior Research Fellow, Cardiff University, Cardiff Professor of European Youth Policy, University of South Wales, Pontypridd Affiliate Professor of Youth and Community Studies, University of Malta
1978-1979
1979-1983
1985-2003
2001-2002
1983-2004
since 2004
since 2010

BA Peter WOODWARD

Independent Facilitator, Quest Associates, Bath

 Peter Woodward is an experienced independent facilitator. He specialises in the design and delivery of effective participative processes through his own business, Quest Associates Ltd. Assignments range from helping small teams to develop a strategy through to major multi-stakeholder international conferences. Peter supports clients from all sectors including local citizen groups, business, through to the European Commission. He is particularly active with clients who are working towards social, environmental and economic sustainability goals. Recent clients include the European Sustainable Development Network, EC EcoAP Green Innovation programme, the UK Charity Bank, The European Business Network and the Church of England. He has established a special reputation for bringing energy, enjoyment and added value into the conference setting.

Higher Education Symposium

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25.08.2015

14:30 - 16:30 International Exchange Meeting: Universities in Society Partner
17:00 - 20:00 Reception Social

26.08.2015

07:00 - 07:30 Opening Plenary
07:30 - 08:20 Higher Education – a Self-Replicating System? Plenary
08:50 - 10:00 A Chance for Undiscovered Talent Plenary
10:15 - 11:45 Lunch Reception Social
12:00 - 12:15 Removing Stumbling Blocks – Higher Education Innovators Introduce Themselves Plenary
12:15 - 13:45 Breakout Session 20: Recognising Prior Knowledge of Graduates of Vocational Schools Breakout
12:15 - 13:45 Breakout Session 12: mladiinfo.eu – Free Access to Information on Education Opportunities for All Breakout
12:15 - 13:45 Breakout Session 14: LEAP – A Resource Centre for Employability in Romania Breakout
12:15 - 13:45 Breakout Session 22: EUROSTUDENT – Online Database on the Social Dimension of Studying in Europe Breakout
12:15 - 13:45 Breakout Session 03: IDEAS Project – Higher Education Equity Interventions that Work Breakout
12:15 - 13:45 Breakout Session 23: University and Family – Not a Contradiction? Breakout
12:15 - 13:45 Breakout Session 21: A Europe-Wide Voice for Access, Equity and Inclusion at Higher Education Institutions Breakout
12:15 - 13:45 Breakout Session 15: University Pioneers – Assistance for First Generation Students Breakout
12:15 - 13:45 Breakout Session 02: Easing of Starting University with AKMATH – Mathematics Refresher Course Breakout
12:15 - 13:45 Breakout Session 19: Heterogeneity of Students – Effects on University Teaching Breakout
12:15 - 13:45 Breakout Session 24: 100 Mentors for Berlin Breakout
12:15 - 13:45 Breakout Session 05: Rock Your Life! – School Mentoring for Fair Educational Opportunities Breakout
12:15 - 13:45 Breakout Session 25: Paving the Way for Disadvantaged Youth to Higher Education – Principles, Policies, Practises Breakout
12:15 - 13:45 Breakout Session 16: Proactive University Engagement for “New” Students Breakout
12:15 - 13:45 Breakout Session 09: Science Pool – Academia for Children and Young People Breakout
12:15 - 13:45 Breakout Session 04: Arbeiterkind.de – The Initiative for (All Who Want to Be) the First in Their Families to Go to University Breakout
12:15 - 13:45 Breakout Session 13: Studying without a High School Diploma – Blended Learning Support for the Qualification Exam at the University of Applied Sciences Technikum Wien Breakout
12:15 - 13:45 Breakout Session 26: KUganda – Education Cooperation with Uganda Breakout
12:15 - 13:45 Breakout Session 17: PhDs for Highly Qualified People with Disabilities Breakout
12:15 - 13:45 Breakout Session 18: Value Studies – An Egalitarian Form of Liberal Education Breakout
12:15 - 13:45 Breakout Session 01: Supporting Women through a Mentoring Programme for Future Talents Breakout
12:15 - 13:45 Breakout Session 06: Women and Technical Studies – a Minority Programme?! Breakout
12:15 - 13:45 Breakout Session 07: Online Self-Assessments (OSAs) for a Suitable University Course Breakout
12:15 - 13:45 Breakout Session 11: Children’ s Universities – Universities within Reach Breakout
12:15 - 13:45 Breakout Session 08: Fair Starting Conditions for Young Talents – the Role of Foundations Breakout
12:15 - 13:45 Breakout Session 10: MuT – Mentoring and Training for Aspiring Women Professors Breakout
12:15 - 13:45 Breakout Session 27: Higher Education on the Ground Breakout
12:15 - 13:45 Breakout Session 28: tun.starthilfe: Help Starting Out for Refugees Breakout
14:15 - 16:00 Ideas for Tackling InEquality in Higher Education Plenary
16:15 - 18:00 Reception Social
18:30 - 19:30 Special Lecture: What Is the Role of a Modern University in the Fight Against Inequality? Plenary
18:45 - 19:00 Closing remarks Plenary

27.08.2015

07:00 - 08:30 The Third Mission: Civic Role and Social Responsibility of Higher Education Partner
09:00 - 10:30 Commercial Academia? Higher Education Institutions between Responsibility and Transparency Partner