Reinventing Higher Education
A conference organized by
IE University, Segovia (Spain), 4th May 2010.
The field of Higher Education is experiencing one of the most fascinating and challenging transformations since the foundation of the first universities eight centuries ago:
• New actors are entering and are supplementing the traditional role of the State and other grand institutions in setting the agenda of education institutions.
• New technologies are reshaping the way knowledge is generated and distributed, including the learning methodologies, the forms of delivery and even the role of professors.
• A new profile of students is entering higher education. The web generation brings new skills and attitudes into class. At the same time, continuous education is becoming a fast-growing segment for many universities.
• The internationalization of education stakeholders and cross-border mobility are key features of the new higher education environment.
• Transnational accreditation and ranking systems may play key role in constructing and signaling the quality of the diverse institutions
• The governance and funding of higher education centers will vary and universities and governments may seek alternative sources of income.
• Universities may become catalysts of innovation and more accountable to society in a number of ways: how research is applied in development and innovation, the connections between university departments and companies as well as the relevance of education for graduates’ careers.
To debate these and other issues that will affect the agenda of universities and policy makers for the next decade, IE University is organizing a one-day conference, coinciding with the Spanish Presidency of the European Union, on May 4th, 2010 (9.00 am to 6.00 pm.).
The conference will include, as speakers and
attendees, representatives from:
- Academic Management (Presidents of Universities, Vice-Chancellors, Provosts and Deans)
- Government (Ministers and Secretaries of Education)
- Business (CEOs from leading corporations)
- Media (Higher Education and Innovation Editors)
The Conference Chair is Santiago Iniguez, Rector of IE
University. The conference’s Academic Committee is composed of:
- Roberto Battiston, Professor of Physics and member of INFN (Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare) board, University of Perugia (Italy)
- Carmelo Mazza, Professor of Business Strategy, IE Business School (Spain)
- Francisco Michavila, UNESCO Chair in Education Policies, Universidad Politécnica of Madrid (Spain)
- Paolo Quattrone, (United Kingdom), Reader in Accounting, Said Business School, University of Oxford (United Kingdom)
- David Mills, Lecturer in Pedagogy and Social Sciences, Oxford University (United Kingdom)
- Francisco Ramirez, Professor of Education, Stanford University - School of Education (United States)
Thrift, Vice Chancellor, Warwick University (United Kingdom)
The venue of the conference will be the campus of IE University, located in the magnificent Fifteenth Century Monastery of Santa Cruz la Real, in Segovia, near Madrid (Spain).
IE University is the evolution of IE Business School’s
undertaking to shape a unique centre for higher education learning and
innovation in Europe. The approach is distinctly international, bringing
together faculty and students from around the world. The University aims to
instill in participants management skills, a focus on innovation, an
entrepreneurial mindset, a global vision and commitment to society. IE
University offers Bachelor’s Degrees taught in English and Spanish through an
innovative “blended” methodology combining classroom and online modes of
delivery. IE University offers Bachelors degree programs in: Architecture,
Biology, Business Administration, Communication, Psychology and Tourism
Contact: Ms. Igone Jayo
Tel +34 91 745 47 67