This event will be held in the BSM-UPF building, Balmes, 132-134, 08008 Barcelona

If you want to join us on Thursday morning for the HE4u2 Final Symposium, please tick the HE4u2 box in the Registration Form. Consult the programme for Thursday morning here.

Thursday, 15 November 2018

14:00 Registration

14:30 Opening and Welcoming to new arriving people
           Edith KRÖBER, University of Stuttgart (DE) and Secretary General of eucen

           Summary of the HE4U2 Symposium morning session
            Josephine FINN, Maynooth University (IE)

14:45 Dialogue between researcher and practitioner around the meaning of university excellence:

  • Practitioner: University excellence as inclusion in teaching and learning

    Emmanuel ACQUAH, Abo Academy University (FI)

  • Researcher: Barriers in international research on cultural diversity – terminology & languages, historical & cultural: foes or enemies?
    George ZARIFIS, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (GR)

15:45 Coffee break

16:15 Work in small groups:

  • Policy Recommendations of HE4u2 – analysis and critique (access to the file in DE and FR). Facilitator: Katharina RESCH, University of Vienna (AT).
  • Pedagogics for inclusion – sharing practices that worked well in the HE4u2 partner institution. Facilitator: Kia LUNDQVIST, University of Turku (FI)
  • Challenges of research in the area of diversity. Camilla FITZSIMONS, Maynooth University (IE)
Duo Alaa Arsheed & Isaac De Martin


17:10 Conclusions of the workshops

17:30 Closing of the day
           Françoise de VIRON, eucen President 

17:45 Networking cocktail hosted by HE4u2
          Concert by SoundRoutes

20:00 Seminar dinner

Friday, 16 November 2018

09:00 Registration

09:30 Presentation of the day
           Edith KRÖBER

09:45 Interactive Welcome

           Josephine FINN

10:15 Keynote. Amelia DIAZ ALVAREZVice-Rector, University of Barcelona (ES)

11:00 Coffee break

11:30 Keynote. Kevin ORR, Associate Dean (Teaching and Learning), University of Huddersfield (UK) 

12:15 Brainstorming in sub-groups around the topics of the keynote presentations

13:00 Lunch

14:30 Learning Café In-depth presentations and open discussions

  1. Integrating people in our universities and our work – cultural diversity in groups of learners
  2. Integrating cultures in our universities and our work – impact on university cultures
    Jose Pedro AMORIM, University of Porto (PT) 
  3. Integrating SDGs in our universities and our work – SDGs exchanged, discussed and applied to the contexts of the participants
    Balazs NEMETH, University of Pecs (HU)

16:00 Coffee break

16:30 Poster presentation followed by open discussion

  • What kind of research is needed in the area of diversity and inclusion?
  • What kind of ULLL can we have?

18:00 Closing