A seminar organised by the Association of Universities in the Netherlands (VSNU),
in association with the Presidency of the Council of the European Union
by the Netherlands
13:00 - 17:00
You are cordially invited to the seminar ‘The Campus: where University and City meet’ of the VSNU on May 26th in Brussels. This event is associated with the Presidency of the Council of the European Union by the Netherlands.
In which ways can the university campus function as a bridge between the university and city?
In recent years, cities have become a focal point in terms of innovation and policy-making. In the first half of 2016, the Dutch government is working on an urban agenda as part of the priorities for its EU-presidency. The focus on cities invites the question of the role of the university in the city. Therefore, the VSNU is organizing a seminar on the role of the campus as a bridge between the university and the city, lead by VSNU-president Karl Dittrich.
The aim of the seminar is to share ideas and practices on university campus development in the European context. During the seminar, opportunities and obstacles for the campus in Europe will be discussed, as well as the function of the campus from the viewpoint of the city and the university respectively. Associate professor Alexandra den Heijer, who holds the chair of Real Estate Management at Delft University of Technology, will discuss the opportunities and obstacles for the campus in Europe. The mayor of Leiden, mr. Henri Lenferink, will discuss how the campus of Leiden University, the oldest university in the Netherlands, functions as a bridge between the city and the university. Ms. Päivi Keränen, project manager of the Live Baltic Campus project, will discuss how this project aims to develop campuses as innovation hubs by creating a better urban environment for businesses and residents.
The seminar will close with a panel consisting of the three speakers, during which participants are encouraged to join the discussion.
Walk-in and lunch (coffee and sandwiches)
Opening by Karl Dittrich, President of VSNU and chair of the event
Talk by Alexandra den Heijer, MSc PhD, associate professor chair Real Estate Management at Delft University of Technology
Talk by Päivi Keränen, project manager of the Live Baltic Campus project
Discussion on presentations
Talk by the city mayor of Leiden, Mr. Henri Lenferink
Panel discussion with Mayor Lenferink, Prof. den Heijer and Ms. Keränen
Round –up by chair
Drinks and snacks
26 May 2016
13:00 - 17:00
Aarlenstraat 22, 1050 Brussels
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