DCU Host Two Day European Conference on the Local Mission of Higher Education

European Conference on the Local Mission of Higher Education

Dublin City University, October 4- 5, 2018 

·         09:00 Registration

·         09:30 Welcome and Introductions

Brian Mc Craith, President, Dublin City University

Sjur Bergan, Head, Higher Education Department, Council of Europe

David Maurrasse, Founder and President, Marga Inc.; Anchor Institutions Task Force

·         09:50 Starting from Rome: a reminder of the CoE/AITF meeting in June 2017

Sjur Bergan, Head, Higher Education Department, Council of Europe

Ira Harkavy, Chair, Anchor Institutions Task Force

·         10:10 Anchor Institutions Task Force: background and overview

David Maurrasse, Founder and President, Marga Inc.; Anchor Institutions Task Force

·         10:20 An example of the local role of higher education institutions: the example of the University of Pennsylvania

Joann Weeks, Associate Director Netter Center for Community Partnerships and Penn Program for Public Service

·         10:40 Coffee/tea break

Why should higher education institutions work with their local community – and how?

11:00 Building bridges within the community

Tony Gallagher, Queen’s University Belfast

11:30 When your local community is spread out

Spyros Syropoulos, Vice Rector, Aegean University and Secretary General of the Greek Rectors’

Conference

12:00 Central/Eastern European perspective

12:30 Debate

13:15 Lunch

Connecting the local, the national, and the European

14:30 Introduction to the debate

Vidar Haanes, Rector, MF Norwegian School of Theology

Radka Wildowá, Vice Rector, Charles University, Prague

14:50 Debate

15:30 Break

16:30 Public event at Royal Irish Academy, Dublin, open to the public

Separate program

18:30 Adjourn for the day

Friday, October 5

The local mission of higher education: toward a European response

09:00 What does it take to act?

Ahmed Bawa, Universities South Africa

Ira Harkavy, Anchor Institutions Task Force

Ronaldo Munck, Campus Engage Ireland

Moderator: Sjur Bergan, Council of Europe

10:00 How can we respond as Europeans? Toward a European task force?

10:00 – 11:00 Two separate discussion groups

11:00 -12:00 Plenary discussion

12:00 Conclusions and follow up

Moderators: Sjur Bergan, Council of Europe and David Maurrasse, Anchor Institutions Task Force

13:00 Adjourn