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Programme

CHEPS 30th Anniversary Conference

Fit for the Future: Towards Differentiated Higher Education

Programme

09:00

Registration

10:00

Opening by chair of the day – Prof. Frans van Vught (CHEPS, Nether)

10:10

Welcome – Prof. Hans Vossensteyn (Director of CHEPS)

10:20

Science and higher education policy: a research and policy agenda – Prof. Jan Anthonie Bruijn (Leiden University and member of the Dutch Senate)

What policies and regulatory frameworks do we need to stimulate and encourage a diverse national higher education system that has strong international links and regional partners? Where barriers are disappearing thanks to technological innovations, national regulation will need rethinking and upscaling to an international level. What does this imply for the agenda and missions of higher education institutions, that need to balance the ever-increasing demands for quality and relevance confronting them?

11:10

Newsflash

11:15

Coffee/tea

11:45

Future scenarios for universities – Barend van der Meulen, Patricia Faasse (Rathenau Institute) and Harry de Boer (CHEPS)

A number of scenarios will be presented to challenge governments and higher education institutions to consider their future positions in a world that will be completely different from the one we experience today. “Shift happens” but what does that imply for the key stakeholders in higher education and research? 

12:45

Newsflash

12:50

Lunch

13:50

The CHEPS debate – Kristel Baele (former Vice President of the HAN University of Applied Sciences , Prof. Leo Goedegebuure (University of Melbourne) and Prof. René Torenvlied (University of Twente)

Following the model of the BBC Doha Debates, three panelists will focus on the controversial question of who should be steering higher education in the future – managers or academics? Once they have outlined their arguments, each speaker is questioned and the discussion is then opened up to the audience for argument and a final vote.

This panel discussion will be moderated by Leon Cremonini and Andrea Kottmann (CHEPS)

14:40

Newsflash

14:45

A farewell to Prof. Jürgen Enders

After more than 11 years of serving in CHEPS as the chair of Higher Education Policy Studies, Jürgen Enders recently was appointed as professor of Higher Education at the University of Southampton. Hans Vossensteyn will take the opportunity to look back on Jürgen’s time in CHEPS and formally say goodbye on behalf of the CHEPS team. Jürgen is invited to respond and present his views on developments in higher education research and its contribution to public value.

15:20

The U-Map diversity challenge: introduction - Jon File (CHEPS)

The rules of this highly interactive diversity challenge in higher education will be explained.

15:40

Coffee/tea

16:10

The U-Map diversity challenge: Jon File, Frans Kaiser and Katharina Krug (CHEPS)

All conference participants (divided into nine groups) are invited to tackle the diversity challenge by designing a diverse higher education system for an imaginary country.

17:30

Closing – Prof. Frans van Vught

17:40

Drinks

19:00

Dinner and party