Programme

Thursday 23/03/2017

13.00 - 13.20 Registation 

13.20 - 13.30 Welcome by Anne De Paepe, Rector of Ghent University

13.30 - 14.15 Keynote speech by Herman Van Rompuy, President Emeritus of the European Council

14.15 - 14.45 Theme The social impact of universities, introduced by Janez Potočnik, Former EU Commissioner for Science and Research and for the Environment. Co-Chair of UNEP International Resource Panel

14.45 - 16.00 Panel Debate and group discussion

Coffee Break

16.30 - 17.00 Theme The digital revolution hits universities,  introduced by Peter Hinssen, Author, lecturer

17.00 - 18.15 Panel Debate and group discussion

18.15 - 19.30 Closing of day 1 by Anne De Paepe, Rector of Ghent University, followed by ceremonial formalities and networking reception

19.45 Gala dinner

 

Friday 24/03/2017

8.30 - 9.00 Arrival

9.00 - 9.30 Theme Strategic academic partnerships in times of increased competition, introduced by Eva Egron-Polak, Secretary General of the International Association of Universities 

9.30 - 10.45 Panel Debate and group discussion

Coffee Break

11.15 - 12.15 Round table discussions on the common future of universities

12.15 - 12.30 Closing of the conference by Prof. dr Guido Van Huylenbroeck, Vice-President for Internationalisation Ghent University

12.30 - 13.30 Networking lunch

15.30 - 19.30 Official celebration of Dies Natalis