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ICA Rectors and Deans Forum 2016 Programme

Programme with
Keynote Speakers and Panel Members, and the presentations

 Each session in the programme addresses on eof the three themes

  1. Challenging Life Science Universities to Deliver Leaders for a Global World
  2. Preparing the Student for the Global World
  3. Leadership and University Management in the Global World

 See the Forum Focus and a full description of the Forum Themes

 Wednesday 26 October

9.00

Welcome - Guido Van Huylenbroeck, Former ICA President & Ghent University

9.15

Session 1: Challenging Life Science Universities to Deliver Leaders for a Global World

Moderator: Martin Gerzabek, Rector of the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences (BOKU), Vienna, AT

Keynote 1: Richard Ellis, Challenging Life Science Universities to Deliver Grdauates for a Global World
     Director of Health Partnerships (formerly Dean Faculty of Life Sciences), University of Reading, UK
Keynote 2: Guido Van Huylenbroeck, Challenging Life Science Universities to Deliver Leadres for a Global World: Impact of the changing role of food, agriculture and rural areas
     Academic Director for Internationalisation (Formerly Dean of the Faculty of Bioscience Engineering) Ghent University, BE

Panel members - mostly verbal responses

Harald Luksch, Director Research, Department Animal Sciences, School of Life Sciences Weihenstephan, Technical University of Munich, DE
Kurt Nielsen, Challenging Life Science Universities to Deliver Leaders for a Global World – Reflections and Examples from Aarhus University, Vice-Dean for Knowledge Exchange, Aarhus University, DK
Wayne Powell,
Principal & Chief Executive, Scotland's Rural College (SRUC), UK
Carmen Socaciu
,
Former Rector University Agricultural Sciences and Veterinary Medicine Cluj-Napoca, RO

Roundtable discussions and report back to the group 

14.00

Session 2: The Student in the Global World

Moderator: Marek S Szyndel, ICA President & Former Vice Rector for International Cooperation, Warsaw University of Life Sciences, PL

Keynote 1: Lesley Wilson, The student in the Global World, Secretary General, European University Association, BE
Keynote 2: Tiny van Boekel, Academic Teaching in a Globalising World: Possibilities, challenges and problems,
     Director of the Education Institute/Dean of Education, Wageningen University, NL

Panel members:
Barbara Hinterstoisser, Vice Rector for Teaching and International Affairs, University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences Vienna & Chair of the ICA-Edu Standing Committee, AT
Agnieszka Kita, Vice Dean for Research and Development, Faculty of Food Science, Wroclaw University of Environmental and Life Sciences, PL
Ruth Vandeputte, President of the International Association of Students in Agricultural and Related Sciences (IAAS), BE

Roundtable discussions and report back to the group

 Thursday 27 October

 9.00

Session 3: Leadership and University Management in the Global World -
          balancing operational responsibilities and strategic development

Moderator: Guido Van Huylenbroeck, Academic Director for Internationalisation, Ghent University, BE

Keynote: Niklas Lundblad, The University Leadership Challenge, Lundblad Organization and Leadership, SE

Panel members:
Nadine Buys, Dean Faculty of Bioscience Engineering, KU Lueven, BE
Stefano Cesco
, Dean Faculty of Science and Technology, Free University of Bozen – Bolzano, IT
Jukka Kola, Rector University of Helsinki, FI
Miroslav Veskovic, Universities Between Global Challenges and Regional Development, Former Rector University of Novi Sad & currently International, Interinstitutional and Stakeholder Relations Unit, European Commission Directorate General Joint Research Centre, BE

Roundtable discussions

12.00

Report Back & Closure

OUTCOME - WHITE PAPER

Following the keynote presentations, panel comments and the roundtable discussions the Forum identified the most important challenges for life science universities in delivering the future leaders for the 21stC global world.

This White Paper Summary of the discussions was prepared by Alex Evans, Dean and Head of School of Agriculture and Food Science, University College Dublin, on behalf of the ICA Board.

 See the Focus and a full description of the Themes of the Forum -  Download the Programme