The metamorphosis of university governance at the beginning of the 21st century

Date: 
September 7, 2016 - 09:30 - September 8, 2016 - 15:30
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Event audience: 

The CEU Yehuda Elkana Center for Higher Education cordially invites you to the

 

Conference

“The metamorphosis of university governance at the beginning of the 21st century”

Wednesday, September 7, 2016 - 9:30am to Thursday, September 8, 2016 - 4:00pm

CEU, Popper room

 

and

 

book launch

 

Yehuda Elkana and Hannes Klöpper:  “The University in the Twenty-first Century. Teaching the New Enlightenment in the Digital Age”

Wednesday, September 7, 2016 - 4:30pm

 

 

Conference:

The conference is the fourth of a series of yearly events on higher education dedicated to the memory of Yehuda Elkana, CEU’s former Rector and President. The series included a workshop at the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science in Berlin (From Local Universalism to Global Contextualism, September 2013), a workshop organized by the Volkswagen Foundation in Hannover (What is Intellectual Quality in the Humanities? September 2014), and a third event in Jerusalem and Tel Aviv in September 2015 (Curricula and Humanistic Scholarship: Between Tacit Knowledge and Public Discourse).

 

The theme of the conference draws from Elkana’s last book (to be published posthumous by CEU Press in August 2016 – and to be launched on the first day of the conference), entitled “The University in the Twenty-first Century. Teaching the New Enlightenment in the Digital Age,” and co-authored with Hannes Klopper. Invited scholars will focus their presentations and initiate discussions on contemporary changes and challenges in university governance, covering a wide range of related topics such as governing innovation in natural and social sciences and humanities, managing inter-disciplinarity and diversity, new models of curriculum.

 

Presenters will represent a large variety of higher education systems (Europe, US, India), and different disciplines in humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences.