Symposium 'Building academic partnerships in a changing global context'

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Alumni , Bedrijven , Journalisten , Medewerkers , Privépersonen
16-05-2023 van 15:30 tot 21:00
Het Pand, Onderbergen 1, 9000 Gent
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International Relations Office & Research Coordination Office

Ghent University External Stakeholders' Networking Event with presentations and panel discussion on how to approach the current challenges in international (academic) cooperation, followed by networking dinner.

We invite our external partners for networking, presentations and discussions on building future-proof international partnerships, taking into consideration topics such as human rights, foreign interference, dual use, equal partnerships, ...

The symposium will also be available via livestream for participants who are unable to attend in person. Although we encourage in-person attendance to facilitate networking opportunities, we recognize the importance of engaging with our worldwide network of partners through remote access.

Register to attend the event in person.

Register to attend the event via livestream (we will send you the link a few days prior to the symposium).

Registrations are open until 9 May 2023!


Platform map16:00: Welcome words by Prof Rik Van de Walle, Rector of Ghent University

16:15: Stimulating Ghent University’s international academic cooperation through Regional Platforms, International Thematic Networks and Strategic Institutional Partnerships – Prof. Guido Van Huylenbroeck, Academic Director for Internationalization, Ghent University

  • 16:45: Alumni Abroad: community building through international alumni chapters – Em. Prof. Kristiaan Versluys
  • 17:00: Findings and recommendations of the research project ‘Moving beyond university development cooperation’ – Jolien Tegenbos
  • 17:15: Panel discussion: How to approach the current challenges in international (academic) cooperation and how to build future proof partnerships?
    • Panel members:
      • Irina Ferencz, Director of ACA – Academic Cooperation Association
      • Sami Zemni, Professor, Department of Conflict and Development Studies, Ghent University
      • Tawana Kupe, Vice-chancellor and rector, University of Pretoria, South-Africa
      • Fabienne Bossuyt, Professor, Department of Political Sciences, Ghent University
      • Jan Briers, Member of the Belgian Chamber of Representatives & Honorary Governor Province of East Flanders
    • Moderator: Gie Goris, Journalist and former editor of MO*Magazine
  • 18:15: Mix & Mingle walking dinner

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