On the 14th and 15th October, the OECD-Singapore Conference on Higher Education Futures was held on foward-looking themes in the global higher education landscape. In addition to the main event, there were satellite events on 13th and 16th October and post-conference activities on 16th October. This was a very successful and well attended conference with delegates from many different countries and backgrounds. Find out more about the conference online http://oecdconference.sg/. Please note that registered participants to the conference can find copies of the presentations by logging in to the website. The conference program and the conference summary and outcomes are available at http://www.oecd.org/edu/imhe/.
Read more in the programm booklet and conference summary report.
This conference examined the key role multiple actors play together in tackling the effects of the global financial crisis and fostering recovery policies, especially job creation, innovation, and wealth generation.
The conference examined the global trends and challenges of internationalisation facing higher education institutions throughout the world. It also explored the changes in teaching and learning methods within the context of internationalisation.
Presentations from the conference are being posted here: http://congresslund.com/smoi
The conference attracted some 85 participants from 23 countries, mostly professionals engaged in developing the quality and relevance of teaching and learning in higher education. The format included plenary presentations, case-studies in parallel sessions, and a set of working groups focused on how to address the challenges of improving and evaluating the quality of teaching. The event was extremely well organised, with excellent facilities, and participants responded by showing a high level of commitment and engagement. Presentations and videos will be posted shortly.
The seminar examined the main challenges and opportunities of collaboration between vocational tertiary and university education for regional development. International good practices of collaboration and division of labour between tertiary education institutions were presented and discussed from the perspective of their contributions to human capital development and innovation in cities and regions. The seminar attracted more than 80 participants and counted with the collaboration of 28 speakers. Attendees included experts, policy makers and practitioners; public and private bodies concerned with human capital development and innovation in cities and regions; and leaders and managers of universities and vocational tertiary education institutions.
10-11 February 2011
OECD Conference: Higher Education in Regions and Cities - For Stronger, Cleaner and Fairer Regions
University of Seville, Seville, Spain
Drawing on the OECD reviews and other studies conducted by the OECD, this conference looked at innovative ways in how HEIs can best contribute to making their cities and regions stronger, cleaner and fairer. It highlighted key issues in human capital development and innovation and identify ways of transforming universities. This conference brought together policy makers and practitioners; public and private bodies concerned with regional development; leaders and managers of HEIs; and those responsible for knowledge transfer, regional development and community liaison at HEIs. This international conference was organised with the Regional Government of Andalusia and hosted by the University of Seville.
The presentations are available online
- 18-20 October 2010
OECD LEED Trento Centre/IMHE seminar: Universities, skills and entrepreneurship
This seminar included a mix of case study presentations by invited experts, OECD analysts and participants and creative group activities. Guided by an OECD criteria list of good practice in local entrepreneurship support, participants worked on individual action plans that helped their organisations to contribute to and benefit from partnership working in entrepreneurship support. An OPENSPACE session offered participants opportunities to engage in depth-interviews with people who design and implement good practices.
- 15-16 September 2010
OECD Roundtable on Higher Education in Regional and City Development, OECD Conference Centre, Paris, France
This event attracted 90 participants from 23 countries, including representatives from HEIs, regional governments, OECD country delegations, OECD and international organisations such as the EU, UNESCO IIEP, World Bank and Lumina Foundation. The meeting provided opportunities for shared learning between the cities and regions taking part in the OECD reviews of higher education in regional development to discuss the key issues arising from the reviews, such as widening access and talent attraction, regional innovation, Green Growth and urban regeneration. The presentations are available online.
- 13-15 September 2010
IMHE General Conference: Higher Education in a World Changed Utterly: Doing More with Less, OECD Conference Centre, Paris, France. The presentations are available here.
- 6-8 December 2009
Higher Education Spaces and Places: for Learning, Innovation and Knowledge Exchange, Riga, Latvia, organised with CELE
The conference explored developing trends in higher education and how the built environment will need to support these changes. With a focus on developing sustainable higher education environments, the aim of the conference was to share knowledge on good practice and innovative facilities for learning, innovation and knowledge transfer environments. It also explored the impact of the relationships with the local and global communities on the spaces used for knowledge transfer.
12-13 October 2009
What Works Conference on Quality Teaching in Higher Education, Istanbul Technical University, Istanbul, Turkey
This conference is part of the IMHE project on quality teaching. It will explore the policies and strategies designed and implemented by institutions to promote the quality of teaching, the linkage between quality of teaching and learning outcomes and the impact of the national policies and initiatives aimed at improving the quality of teaching in higher education. Through workshops and interactive sessions it aims to highlight effective quality initiatives and mechanisms and at encouraging reflection on practices that may in turn help other institutions to improve the quality of their teaching and, in so doing, the quality of programmes and of the learning outcomes. The conference is intended for institutional leaders, faculty academic members and researchers, representatives of quality assurance agencies and bodies dealing with quality teaching as well as for students.
Find the latest version of the agenda here.
15 December 2008
Seminar on Quality Teaching, Universitat Oberta de Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain
Documents relating to the seminar are available on request. Please contact Fabrice Hénard: firstname.lastname@example.org
- 4-5 December 2006
Institutional Diversity: Rankings and Typologies in Higher Education, Bonn, Germany, 4-5 December 2006
- 16-17 October 2006
16-17 October 2006 "Supporting the Higher Education Institutions’ Contribution to Regional Development" - Wrap-up Conference for Participating Regions, Copenhagen
- 11-13 September 2006
11-13 September 2006, IMHE General Conference, "Values and Ethics: Managing Challenges and Realities in Higher Education"
- 24-25 August 2006
24-25 August 2006 "What works" Conference Governing bodies of higher education institutions:Roles and responsibilities, OECD, Paris