Final project conference: European Integration in Higher Education and Research

What are the current challenges for the further development fo higher education and research in the Western Balkans?

This and related questions will be addressed on Thursday when partners and invited guests meett up in Oslo for the final conference of a research project on the Western Balkans funded through the Norglobal programme in the Norwegian Research Council.

Program

09:00-10.00 Registration

10:00-10:30 Opening of the conference

  • Berit Karseth, Dean at the Faculty of Educational Sciences, University of Oslo
  • Bjørn Stensaker, project leader, Department of Education, University of Oslo

10:30-11:00 Presentation of the “The Re-Institutionalization of Higher Education in the Western Balkans: The interplay between European ideas, domestic policies and institutional practices”

  • Martina Vukasović, co-editor, Department of Education, University of Oslo and Department of Sociology, Ghent University

11:00-11:15 Coffee break

11:15-12:45 Focus on capacity building

11:15-11:45 Introductory presentation on the impact of the TEMPUS programme

  • Antigoni Papadimitriou, Department of Education, University of Oslo

11:45-12:45 Panel discussion

Moderator: Bjørn Stensaker, project leader, Department of Education, University of Oslo
Participants:

  • Peter Maassen, Department of Education, University of Oslo
  • Paul Temple, Institute of Education, University of London
  • Elena Palavrova, Erasmus Mundus 2 partnerships, European Commission
  • Representative of The Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation – NORAD (tbd)

12:45-14:00 Lunch

14:00-15:15 Focus on public-private dynamics in higher education

14:00-14:30 Introductory presentation on the public and private higher education in the Western Balkans

  • Jelena Branković, Centre for Education Policy, Belgrade and Deparment of Sociology, Ghent University

14:30-15:15 Panel discussion

Moderator: (tbd)

  • Marek Kwiek, Center for Public Policy, Adam Mickiewicz University
  • Pavel Zgaga, Center for Education Policy Studies, University of Ljubljana
  • One of the editors of the book (tbd)

15:15-15:30 Coffee break

15:30-16:30 The road ahead

  • Representative of the Norwegian Research Council (tbd)
  • Bjørn Stensaker, project leader, Department of Education, University of Oslo
Published Feb. 19, 2014 10:37 AM - Last modified Feb. 26, 2014 2:51 PM