Agenda of the Launch Workshop

 

- By invitation only -

 

Venue: OECD Conference Centre, Room CC13 at OECD headquarters, 2 rue André Pascal, 75016 Paris

 


Wednesday 10 September 2008

 

 

Chair: Richard Yelland, OECD/IMHE

 

14.00    

 

Registration

 

14.30    

Welcome and introduction by Aart de Geus, OECD Deputy Secretary-General

 

14.45    

 

OECD reviews of higher education in regional development: Purpose, process and product

Presentation by Jaana Puukka, OECD/IMHE Project Manager and Javier Sanchez-Reaza, administrator, GOV Presentation

Comments from Per Ivar Maudal, Member of the Steering Committee of the Mid-Norwegian region, OECD reviews 2005-2007 and from Bengt Streijffert, Regional Co-ordinator for the Öresund region, OECD reviews 2005-2007

 

15.00    

 

Higher education in regional development: Lessons learned from the reviews in 2005/07

Presentation by Prof. Emeritus John Goddard, University of Newcastle upon Tyne Abstract Presentation

 

Constructing regional advantage: Institutionally thin regions and fragmented metropolitan regions

Presentation by Prof. Björn Asheim, Center for Innovation, Research and Competence in the Learning Economy, University of Lund Presentation

 

Discussion

 

16.00    

 

Break

 

16.30    

 

Regions and City-Regions present themselves

Presentations by representatives from the regions

 

Brazil: Campinas (Prof. HL Renato Pedrosa) Presentation

Chile: Bío Bío (Dr. Martín Zilic) Presentation
Germany: Berlin (Lena Ulbricht) Presentation
Israel: The Galilee (Prof. Haim Goren) Presentation
Mexico: Veracruz (Dr. José Rangel) Presentation
Netherlands: Rotterdam (Monique de Knegt) Presentation
USA: Southern Arizona (Francisco Marmolejo) Presentation

 

Discussion

 

18.00    

Reception (OECD Conference Centre Zone Espresso)

 

20.30    

 

Optional dinner, central Paris

 

       

 

Thursday 11 September 2007

 

 

Chairs: Jaana Puukka and Richard Yelland, OECD/IMHE

 

09.00    

 

Getting started: self-evaluation as a basis for successful outcomes of the review
Presentation by

Jaana Puukka, OECD Project Manager
Patrick Dubarle, former OECD/GOV Co-ordinator Presentation

 

Discussion

 

09.30    

 

Related OECD work: new strands for evaluation

 

Impact of university rankings: global excellence vs. local engagement
Prof. Ellen Hazelkorn, Director of Research and Enterprise, Dublin Institute of Technology Abstract Presentation

 

Spaces and places for innovation and knowledge exchange
Alastair Blyth, OECD/Programme on Educational Building Abstract Presentation

 

Discussion

 

10.15    

 

Regional Self-Evaluation: How did we do it?

 

Case study: North East of England
Presentation by Helen Pickering, Executive Director, Universities for the North East (former Regional Co-ordinator of the OECD review) Abstract Presentation

 

Discussion

 

10.45    

 

Break

 

11.15    

 

Case studies from the participating regions: Key regional question(s), review process and stakeholder engagement
Presentations from two selected regions

  • Campinas, Brazil
    Renato Pedrosa, State University of Campinas Presentation
  • Berlin, Germany
    Lena Ulbricht, Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin für Sozialforschung Presentation

 

Discussion

 

12.30    

 

Next steps and closing remarks

Jaana Puukka Presentation

 

13.00    

 

Meeting closes