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ICA Rectors & Deans Forum 2011

2-4 November 2011

Held at Ghent University , Belgium

Life Sciences Universities and Faculties: Meeting the Challenges and Expectations

Thursday 3 November 2011

Welcome
Paul Van Cauwenberge, Rector, Ghent University, Belgium

Introduction
Guido Van Huylenbroeck, ICA President, Dean Faculty Bioscience Engineering, Ghent University, Belgium

Agricultural Policy and Rural Development
Moderator:   Michal Lostak, Vice Rector for International Relations, Czech University of Life Sciences Prague, Praque, Czech Republic

Dacian Cioloş, EU Commissioner for Agriculture and Rural Development [presentation to be uplaoded]
Thierry de l’Escaille, ELO: contributing towards the EU Agricultural and Rural Development policy, Secretary General, European Landowners Association

Panel and Roundtable discussion:
Grégoire Thomas, General director, Agrocampus Ouest, Rennes, France
Didier Pillot, SupAgro, Montpellier, France
Pieter Verhelst, Boerenbond, Belgium

Food, Nutrition and Health
Moderator:  Lena Andersson-Eklund, Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Uppsala, Sweden

Nico van Belzen, Nutrition and Health, Executive Director, International Life Sciences Institute Europe
Bart Bruyneel, Food Industry and Universities - a model of Collaborative Knowledge-building, Managing Director Lipids, Vandemoortele Group

Panel and Roundtable discussion:
László Solti, Rector, Szent István University, Gödöllö, Hungary

Agriculture and Biotechnology
Moderator:   Martin Gerzabek, Rector, University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna, Austria

Xavier Leprince, How technology improvement can contribute to sustainable crop production, Global Head of Product Management Fungicides, SYNGENTA

Panel and Roundtable discussion:
Doru Pamfil, The role of biotechnology in a university research platform,  Rector, Life Science Institute, University of Agricultural Sciences, Cluj-Napoca, Romania
Godelieve Gheysen, Department of Molecular Biotechnology, Ghent University, Belgium

Bio-economy – Bio-fuel and Green Chemistry
Moderator:   Philippe Choquet, President, Institut Polytechnique LaSalle Beauvais, Beauvais, France

Colin Mitchinson, Renewable fuels & chemicals – Genencor’s perspective, Director, Biomass Applications, Genencor, a Danisco Division

Panel and Roundtable discussion:
Johan Schnürer, Assistant Vice-Chancellor (Vice-rector), Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Uppsala, Sweden
Wim Soetaert, Centre for Industrial Biotechnology and Bio-catalysis, Department of Biochemical and Microbial Technology, Ghent University, Belgium

Friday 4 November 2011

How do Universities Respond to the Challenges
Moderator:  Guido Van Huylenbroeck, ICA President, Dean Faculty Bioscience Engineering, Ghent University, Belgium

Ab Groen, Positioning Wageningen UR - education, research and innovation in the domain of healthy food and living environment, Corporate Director of Education & Research, Wageningen University, Wageningen, the Netherlands

Debate

Role of ICA

Guido Van Huylenbroeck, ICA President, Dean Faculty Bioscience Engineering, Ghent University, Belgium
Simon Heath, ICA supporting change in the Life Sciences, Secretary General, ICA

Debate

Closure
Guido Van Huylenbroeck, ICA President, Dean Faculty Bioscience            Engineering, Ghent University, Belgium