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:

  • 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
          Carme ROYO, Executive Director, eucen

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 Reflections about social inclusion at Higher Education. Lessons learnt.

Cati Jerez, Coordinator, Fundación Solidaridad UB, Universitat de Barcelona (ES)

11:00 Coffee break

11:30 Teaching training for inclusive adult education:
          Pedagogical approaches at University of Huddersfield.
Kevin ORR, Associate Dean (Teaching and Learning), University of Huddersfield (UK) 

12:15 Brainstorming around the topics of the keynote presentations

13:00 Lunch

14:30 Parallel sessions In-depth presentations and open discussions

  1. Integrating people in our universities and our work – cultural diversity in groups of learners
    Camilla Fitzsimons, Maynooth University (IE)
  2. Integrating cultures in our universities and our work – impact on university cultures:
    Integration of cultural diversity as one of the key aspects of University Social Responsibility: Peer mentoring and decolonisation of the curriculum
    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

  1. Proposal to address inter culturality in teaching and learning. Alfredo SOEIRO. University of Porto (PT)
  2. Delivery of Entrepreneurship Training, Coaching and Mentorship for Syrians under Temporary Protection and Turkish Citizens. Yusuf HALEFOĞLUCukurova University (TR)
  3. Creating a culturally diverse university – access to university lifelong studies as part of the integration path. Tuija LEHTONEN. University of Jyväskylä (FI)
  4. The “Community of Inquiry” model as a framework for intercultural distance education. Alberto IZQUIERDO. Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia – UNED (ES)
  5. KU Leuven intercultural. Leen DE BOLLE. KU Leuven (BE)
  6. Open Access Learning Environments – outcomes of the 2nd Learning City Festival 2018 in Pécs, Hungary. Eva SZEDERKENY. University of Pecs (HU)
  7. SDGs in ULLL. Edith KRÖBER. University of Stuttgart (DE)
  • What kind of research is needed in the area of diversity and inclusion?
  • What kind of ULLL can we have?

18:00 Closing