Parallel Group Session 3: Tuesday 14 September, 13h30 - 15h00


Note: Sessions may still be subject to last minute changes


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Conference Centre Room CC1+5

Chair: Dr. W. Scott Swail, President & CEO, EPI International, USA

Speaker 1: Daniel Hastings, Dean for Undergraduate Education; Lori Breslow, Director Teaching and Learning Laboratory, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, United States 

MIT’s institute-wide planning task force: A strategic response to the global financial crisis

Speaker 2: Ellen Hazelkorn, Professor and Director of Research and Enterprise, and Dean of the Graduate Research School, Dublin Institute of Technology, Ireland; Vin Massaro, Professorial Fellow, LH Martin Institute for Higher Education Leadership and Management, University of Melbourne, Australia and Editor, Higher Education Management and Policy journal

A tale of two strategies: Higher education and economic recovery in Ireland and Australia


Conference Centre Room Auditorium

Chair: Professor Marijk van der Wende, Chair, IMHE Governing Board

Speaker 1: Marilyn Leask, Dean of the Faculty of Education, Sport and Tourism, University of Bedfordshire, United Kingdom 

Improving research quality, relevance and timeliness: the role of central government in developing e-communication and KM tools to connect research producers with users

Speaker 2: Robin Middlehurst, Director, Strategy, Research & International; Ewart Wooldridge, CBE, Leadership Foundation for Higher Education Kingston & University, United Kingdom

Leading in challenging times


Conference Centre Room CC15

Chair: Stanislav Štech, Professor of Educational psychology at Faculty of Education, Charles University in Prague

Speaker 1: Alijona Sandgren, Researcher, Åbo Akademi University, Finland

Managerialism and entrepreneurialism in universities: Doing more with less?

Speaker 2: Gerrit de Jager, Director Human Resources and Finance,
Association of Universities of Applied Sciences in the Netherlands

Missions on the move: Developments in England

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Speaker 3: Thomas Amenta, Senior Vice President, Moody’s Investor Service, United States

Continuing Capital Investment in a Capital Constrained Environment: Growing Capital Access by Universities


Conference Centre Room CC10

Chair: Prof. Alenoush Saroyan, Chair of the Department of Educational and Counselling Psychology, McGill University, Canada

Speaker 1: Alejandro Albornoz, Engineer Executive Director, Vice-presidency of Communications and Public Affairs, Catholic University of Chile

An innovative model to strengthen the links between the university and society: The case of the Universidad Católica de Chile

Speaker 2: Richard James, Professor Director, Centre for the Study of Higher Education University of Melbourne

Reducing administrative operating costs in a fiscally constrained higher education environment: A strategic approach to reducing costs while preserving or enhancing productivity levels


Conference Centre Room CC7

Research Forum

Chair: Steve Cannon, Secretary and Director of Operations, University of Aberdeen

Speaker 1: Jussi Kivistö, Research Director, Higher Education Group/ Department of Management Studies, University of Tampere, Finland

Towards fee-based education in Finland: Where to go

Speaker 2: Milly Perry, Research Authority Director, European Association of Research Managers and Administrators Board members, The Open University, Israel

Innovation in higher education in Israel – Public policy implications
Speaker 3: Leandro R. Tessler, Director of International Relations, Unicamp, Brazil

Affirmative action and academic achievement in Brazil: A comparison of two models

Speaker 4: Donald Heller, Professor, Pennsylvania State University, United States; Claire Callender, Professor, University of London

Institutional grants, or bursaries


Conference Centre Room CC13

Research Forum

Chair: Rahul Choudaha, Associate Director of Development & Innovation, World Education Services, USA

Speaker 1: Philip Sønderberg, Senior Consultant, University of Copenhagen, Denmark

Using scenarios to develop a continuing education strategy

Speaker 2: Victor Gómez Frías, Deputy Academic Director, École des Ponts ParisTech / Commission des Titres d'Ingénieur, France; Teresa Sánchez Chaparro, Program Director, École des Ponts ParisTech / Commission des Titres d'Ingénieur, France

Research internships in the engineers’ education

Speaker 3: Rebecca Hughes, Chair of Applied Linguistics, Centre for English Language Education, University of Nottingham, United Kingdom; Terri Kim, Researcher Institute for Global Education Policy Studies, University of Nottingham, United Kingdom 
The individual’s perspective and trends in higher education mobility

Speaker 4: Jason E. Lane, Assistant Professor, University at Albany, State University of New York; Kevin Kinser, Researcher, Institute for Global Education Policy Studies, United States

Expanding into new markets: An analysis of when institutions move across borders

Speaker 5: Irina Arzhanova, National Training Foundation

Trends and scenarios for Russian HE in the new global landscape