12:00 - 12:10Welcome
12:10 - 12:30The Polish higher education internationalisation strategy – update on the progress of its developmentMarek Korowajczyk, Director of the International Cooperation Department at the Ministry of Science and Higher Education of the Republic of Poland
12:30 - 13:00The Global Introduction“Internationalisation of higher education around the world” by Prof. Hans de Wit, Director of the Centre for Higher Education Internationalisation (CHEI) at the Universita Cattolica del Sacro Cuore in Milan, Italy.
13:00 - 14:00Who is in Charge? Leaders Driving Strategic Internationalisation
Leaders, through a set of governance solutions and structures, determine who has power, who makes decisions, how other institutional and individual players make their voice heard and who controls and assures results and quality. In higher education institutions, it is the leadership that decides to internationalise. Leadership chooses a strategy based on available options and institutional capacity. Leadership appoints apt managers to implement internationalisation in a most effective way. Leadership secures financing for the process. This session discusses the role of leadership in internationalisation given a certain insitutional set up (bound by national requirements, tradition, financial constraints, given human resources etc.). More importantly, it offers solutions when, to proceed with strategic internationalisation, leadership must decide to implement changes in the institution’s governance structure. How do we start? What are the necessary conditions for change? What are the opportunities & challenges?
Prof. Hans de Wit, Director of the Centre for Higher Education Internationalisation (CHEI) at the Universita Cattolica del Sacro Cuore in Milan, Italy
Dr. Sijbolt Noorda, ACA President and President of the Observatory Magna Charta
Prof. dr hab. Jacek Witkoś, Vice-Rector for Research and International Cooperation, AMU in Poznan, Poland
14:45 - 15:45Organizing Management and its Change: Models Around the World and Why You Should Not Follow Them
This session discusses various models of management structures in higher education used around the world – in countries and universities leading in the industry as well as in the developing non-Western world. It addresses the impact historical contexts and cultural conditioning have on institutional organization. While recognizing solutions that have worked best for internationalisation around the world, the session focusses on the possibility of constructing new models, fitting appropriately the demands of the 21st century and showing that tailor-made change is possible. How to prepare the institution for the operational changes associated with internationalisation? How to manage change to better internationalise – having a given amount of leadership support, certain managerial solutions and skills, finite funds? How to measure success and present it to your leadership? The session demonstrates that management reflects proper governance and, done by true leaders, serves internationalisation. Dr. Lambert Verveld and Prof. Nico Jooste will discuss the case of Masaryk University with Prof. Ivan Malý.
Prof. Ivan Malý, Vice-Rector for Strategy at Masaryk University, Czech Republic
Dr. Lambert Verveld, Secretary General at the Groningen University, The Netherlands
Prof. Nico Jooste, Senior Director, Office for International Education at NMMU, South Africa
15:45 - 16:45Coffee Break
16:15 - 17:15Do You Have a Business Plan? Financing Internationalisation for Effectiveness and Quality
With external financing decreasing, internationalisation, as one of HEI’s core activities, can prove very expensive if not well-planned. HEI leadership and management must take into account HEI’s developmental goals, day-to-day functioning to stay financially viable and the changing and increasingly competitive landscape of an international market. In countries where national and public schemes do not fund internationalisation, where can HEIs turn to? In some cases better financial management might do the job while in others, HEIs will base their internationalisation success on foreign students, international projects or private or industry funding. What other sources can they find to strengthen their institutional position and withstand global competition? How does cooperation with other HEIs fit in? Why do we avoid words such as service, client, market? This session discusses not only financial management but also shows options in choosing tools helping in achieving internationalisation goals while proving cost-effective.
Thijs van Vugt, CEO at iE&D Solutions
Prof. Anna Mauranen, Vice-Rector at University of Helsinki, Finland
Mehmet Orhun Eskici, President at Vistula University, Poland
17:15 - 17:30Summary of the Dayby Dr. Sijbolt Noorda, ACA President and President of the Observatory Magna Charta
17:30 - 18:00Keynote Speech - Finding your place in the worldJan Truszczyński will share with Forum participants his insights and views on higher education in Central and Eastern Europe against the backdrop of government strategies, as well as global and European trends in higher education.
19:30 - 22:00Networking Dinner