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Changing the Role of and Practices in Higher Education

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Erwin-Schrödinger-Saal
Plenary / Debate
German and English language

How do national and European higher education sector want to move forward? What is needed for the implementation of the next steps for action identified in the afternoon sessions? Who are the key players? And how can the higher education sector shape its environment instead of being constantly driven by it?

Member of the Board, Bologna Follow-up Group; Under Secretary, Congregation for Catholic Education, Holy See; Vatican
Member of the Advisory Board, Observatory on Borderless Higher Education, London
Associate Professor, Institute for Science Communication and Research in Higher Education, Alpen-Adria-Universität Klagenfurt, Vienna
Member, Executive Committee 2013-14, European Students' Union, Brussels
Independent Facilitator, Quest Associates, Bath

Dr. FSO. Friedrich BECHINA

Member of the Board, Bologna Follow-up Group; Under Secretary, Congregation for Catholic Education, Holy See; Vatican

School Education Vienna Military Service (Officer) and University Studies in Economy, Philosophy and Theology (Mag. Theol) in Vienna Postgraduate Studies and Doctorate in Theology, Gregoriana-University Rome School teacher and pastoral service in Feldkirch Service at the Congregation for Catholic Education (Holy See - Vatican) Head of department for International Relations and Higher Education Policy Co-Chair of the BFUG working group on Structural Reforms in the EHEA Undersecretary of the congregation for Catholic Education
1972-1985
1985-1991
1991-1996
1997-2001
2001
2007-2013
2012-2015
2013

Carolyn CAMPBELL

Member of the Advisory Board, Observatory on Borderless Higher Education, London

Graduate Management Trainee, South of Scotland Electricity Board, Glasgow Senior Committee Officer, Glasgow College of Technology (now Glasgow Caledonian University), Glasgow Various positions to Assistant Registrar (Humanities) then (Credit Accumulation and Transfer), Council for National Academic Awards, London Manager of the ECTS pilot project: Erasmus Bureau Assistant Director, Chief Executive's Office, Higher Education Quality Council, London International Consultant, Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education Collaborative Education Provision Advisor, Roehampton Education Development Unit (now University of Roehampton)
1973-1974
1974-1979
1980-1992
1990-1995
1992-1997
1997-2002
1999-2002
 Assistant Director (International) Chief Executive's Office
 Head of International Affairs
 Head of Networks and Partnerships

Dr. Phil. Hans PECHAR

Associate Professor, Institute for Science Communication and Research in Higher Education, Alpen-Adria-Universität Klagenfurt, Vienna

Dr.phil., University of Vienna Civil Service, research function at the Ministry for Science and Research, Vienna Fulbright Scholar, University of California at Berkeley Assistant Professor, Institute for Interdisciplinary Studies, Vienna Habilitation, University of Vienna Professor, Alpen Adria University, Vienna location
1984
1986-1996
1990-1991
1996-2002
2003
since 2003

Nevena VUKSANOVIC

Member, Executive Committee 2013-14, European Students' Union, Brussels

Teacher, University of Belgrade Member, National Team for creating the Law on student organizing Executive Committee Member, and Content Coordinator, Student Advancement of Graduates Employability project, European Students Union Delegate to the ad-hoc working group on the ECTS Users Guide revision, European Students Union
2010-2011
  Coordinator, research and development of the Students Mentors Pool, WP5, SIGMUS project, Students Union of Serbia, University of Belgrade
2011-2013
2011-2014
  Delegate and policy maker in the Structural Working Group of the Bologna Follow Up Group, European Students Union
since 2012

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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19.08.2014

17:00 - 20:00 Alpbach IdeaJam: SEM meets EDU Plenary
19:00 - 20:30 Vienna Lectures: “Brainier, Better, More Beautiful… – Can Humans be Optimised?” Culture

20.08.2014

07:00 - 07:10 Opening Plenary
07:10 - 07:20 Framing the Challenge Plenary
07:20 - 08:30 Times They are a-Changin’ – How Societal Trends Impact European Universities Plenary
09:00 - 10:00 Transformation Messages for Universities Plenary
10:00 - 10:15 Introduction to the World Café Plenary
11:50 - 12:00 Universities of the Future – Showcasing Transformation in Action Breakout
12:00 - 14:00 Breakout Session 22: In Austria, Dropouts Aren’t Dropouts and Students Aren’t Students Breakout
12:00 - 14:00 Breakout Session 06: Multiple Choice Tests: More than a Time Saver for Teachers Breakout
12:00 - 14:00 Breakout Session 17: Gaming Simulation for Training in Systems-Management Breakout
12:00 - 14:00 Breakout Session 05: Blogging for Interactive Critical Thinking Breakout
12:00 - 14:00 Breakout Session 31: Teaching Research? Interdisciplinary Grant-Writing Skills for PhD Students Breakout
12:00 - 14:00 Breakout Session 15: The Role of Universities in a Knowledge-Based Society Breakout
12:00 - 14:00 Breakout Session 20: How Can a University Assert Itself in the International Environment? Breakout
12:00 - 14:00 Breakout Session 26: Living Knowledge – Social Impact in Higher Education Breakout
12:00 - 14:00 Breakout Session 29: Community-Based Learning through Community Health Assessment Breakout
12:00 - 14:00 Breakout Session 04: Artistic Practice Equipping Us for a Changing World Breakout
12:00 - 14:00 Breakout Session 10: Interdisciplinary Team-Teaching to Foster Mutual Understanding of Different Disciplines Breakout
12:00 - 14:00 Breakout Session 18: Active Learning in Spite of a Large Amount of Material – An Illusion?! Breakout
12:00 - 14:00 Breakout Session 24: Service Learning – Applied Knowledge in Higher Education Breakout
12:00 - 14:00 Breakout Session 21: Learning by Researching. A Best Practice Example where “Money Matters” Breakout
12:00 - 14:00 Breakout Session 23: Transfinlandia: Gender Invention in Artistic Education Breakout
12:00 - 14:00 Breakout Session 07: Technology and Art as a Symbiosis for Media Professions Breakout
12:00 - 14:00 Breakout Session 02: How Can Internal Quality Management Assure Competence-Based Education? Breakout
12:00 - 14:00 Breakout Session 19: How Can Public Health Education Be Constructed Flexibly? Breakout
12:00 - 14:00 Breakout Session 28: Lab Inter Arts – A Platform for Cross-Cultural Performance Projects Breakout
12:00 - 14:00 Breakout Session 03: Arts-Based Research on the Doctoral Level Breakout
12:00 - 14:00 Breakout Session 01: Scientists in Society: Towards Interdisciplinary Capacity Building Breakout
12:00 - 14:00 Breakout Session 12: Mastering Challenges of Lifelong Learning at Universities Breakout
12:00 - 14:00 Breakout Session 25: How to Combine Different Disciplines to Face Bioeconomic Challenges? Breakout
12:00 - 14:00 Breakout Session 08: Education by Two: Tertiary Education Jointly Designed by Universities and Corporations Breakout
12:00 - 14:00 Breakout Session 09: Supporting Women Is Important, But What About Supporting Men? Breakout
12:00 - 14:00 Breakout Session 16: Education in Sustainable Development: Implementation and Evaluation Breakout
12:00 - 14:00 Breakout Session 27:  University Meets Industry  A Lifelong Learning Project Breakout
12:00 - 14:00 Breakout Session 30: The University of the Future – A Haven for Self-Realisation? Breakout
12:00 - 14:00 Breakout Session 13: Online Teaching for All! Breakout
12:00 - 14:00 Breakout Session 11: Addressing Student-Centred Learning in External Quality Assurance Breakout
12:00 - 14:00 Breakout Session 14: Doctoral Education in a Global Context: Challenges and Opportunities Breakout
14:00 - 16:00 Breakout Session 10: What are the Implications of Internationalisation for Students? Breakout
14:30 - 16:00 Shaping the Future – Concrete Next Steps for Action Breakout
18:00 - 18:45 Changing the Role of and Practices in Higher Education Plenary
18:45 - 19:30 CityScienceTalk: Universities – Trendsetters for a Changing World? Plenary
19:30 - 21:00 Reception Social
21:15 - 21:30 Closing Remarks Plenary

21.08.2014

07:00 - 08:30 Doctoral Training at Universities – Potential and Challenges Partner
09:00 - 10:30 The Significance of Gender at Higher Education Institutions – Gender Diversity and Feminism, Blessing or Curse? Partner