International conference "Small Nations’ Universities in Unifying Europe"
International conference "Small Nations' Universities in Unifying Europe"
26 November 2009 at 10 a.m. in the Assembly Hall of the University of Tartu
Chair: Prof. Peeter Tulviste, University of Tartu
9.30 - 10.00Welcome coffee
10.00 - 10.15Greetings from Rector Prof. Alar Karis
10.15 - 10.55Ms Heli Aru, Advisor to the Minister, Ministry for Education and Research, Estonia,"Estonian Higher Education in 2020"
10.55 - 11.35Ms Susanne Bjerregaard, Secretary General, Universities Denmark, "Recent reforms in the Danish University sector"
11.35 - 12.15 Dr Robert Coelen, Vice-President International, Leiden University, the Netherlands,"Internationalisation as a unifying force, what should you know?"
12.15 - 12.45 Discussion
12.45 - 14.00 Lunch
14.00 - 14.40Prof. Victor Karady, Central European University, Hungary,"The Social Functions of Regional Universities in the Habsburg Empire and its Successor States: Confessional and Ethnic Inequalities in the Emergence of National and Regional Elites"
14.40 - 15.20Prof. Keijo Virtanen, Rector of the University of Turku, Finland,"The new university legislation in Finland: towards a more competitive university?"
15.20 - 15.40 Coffee
15.40 - 16.10 Prof. Björn Wittrock, Uppsala University, Principal of the Swedish Collegium for Advanced Study in the Social Sciences, Sweden,"The Modern University and Research: Traditions, Tendencies, and Dilemmas"
16.10 - 16.40Prof. Jürgen Barkhoff, Registrar, Trinity College, Ireland, "Big fish in a small pond? Challenges and Strategies for Universities in small nations"
16.40 - 17.15 Discussion