Central European Higher Education Cooperation (CEHEC) Conference: Main challenges to universities in Central and Eastern Europe (CEE)

January 28, 2015 - 14:00 - January 29, 2015 - 18:00
Nador u. 9, Monument Building
MB 102, MB 103 (Popper Rm & Gellner Rm)
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Organizers: CEU & Corvinus University of Budapest, CIHES

This is the first of a planned series of annual conferences organized by the Center of International Higher Education Studies (CIHES), Corvinus University of Budapest and Central European University (CEU) in collaboration with partners from the Czech Republic, Poland and Slovakia, as part of the Central European Higher Education Cooperation (CEHEC) initiative.

The CEHEC conference brings together researchers, policy makers, university leaders and other higher education experts to stimulate academic discussion about key trends and issues in higher education in the CEE region (and neighboring regions) as well as about potential solutions and new initiatives. The conference is also envisaged as a means to enhance academic collaboration and practice & experience sharing in higher education policy and science and research policy, and to help build a professional network of higher education experts.

Plenary session contributors and topics:

Transformation of university governance in Central and Eastern Europe: its antecedents and consequences.

Prof. Liudvika Leisyte, Center for Higher Education, University of Dortmund

Towards higher education system reforms in Poland: selected deregulation requirements.

Prof. Jerzy Woźnicki, National Council of Science and Higher Education and Polish Rectors Foundation - Institute of knowledge Society

Recent reforms in Austrian higher education: from state agencies to public enterprises.

Prof. Hans Pechar, Alpen-Adria-University Klagenfurt, Vienna

Challenges for modern universities: finding the balance between teaching, research and third mission.

Prof. Aleš Vlk, Tertiary Education & Research Institute, Prague

Recent developments in the autonomy and governance of higher education institutions in Hungary.

Prof. Gergely Kováts (Corvinus University of Budapest, CIHES)

Addressing challenges in higher education in the countries of Central and Eastern Europe.

Prof. Liviu Matei (Central European University, Hungary, provost and pro-rector)

Financing universities in post-communist countries a comparative study.

Prof. Ernő Keszei, Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest, & National Bologna Board, Hungary

For further details and registration, please visit the CEHEC conference website: http://www.uni-corvinus.hu/index.php?id=56365&L=1

CEU contact person: Julia Iwinska