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These days knowledge is not bound by national borders. For modern universities, strong international engagement in the global exchange of knowledge is significant. The diversity of today’s university stakeholders and the turbulent geopolitical climate require a much more complex understanding of the many facets of internationalisation. The aim of this event is to showcase the best examples of international engagement at various institutions of higher education, as well as to address the broader landscape of higher education in Europe within which internationalisation happens.

This event will gather leading internationalisation experts from various institutions in Europe. The keynote speakers include:

•    Gero Federkeil, Managing Director, U-Multirank, Centre for Higher Education, Germany
•    Rachel Hall, Editor, Higher Education Network, The Guardian, UK 
•    Irina Ferencz, Deputy Director, Academic Cooperation Association, Belgium 
•    Toby Wilkinson, Deputy Vice-Chancellor for External Relations, University of Lincoln, United Kingdom

During this event participants will have opportunities to present their institutions, network and identify mutual areas for collaboration. Several social and cultural events will also be part of the event programme. In November 2018, Latvia will celebrate its Centenary. We hope that you will join us.

Agenda

Tuesday, 6 November
9:00–10:00

Registration / coffee

Opening
10:00–10:30

Greetings

Plenary: Higher Education Landscape in Europe

10:30–12:00

Gero Federkeil, Managing Director, U-Multirank, Centre for Higher Education, Germany
Rachel Hall, Editor, Higher Education Network, The Guardian, UK

12:15–13:45

Lunch

Session: Best Examples of Internationalisation from around Europe I

14:00–15:30

Enric Ordeix, Academic Director, Blanquerna School of Communication and International Relations, Ramon Llull University, Spain
Dietwald Gruehn, Chair, Landscape Ecology and Landscape Planning, School of Special Planning, TU Dortmund University, Germany
Georg Overbeck, Administrative Director, Research Centre, THI, Germany

Wednesday, 7 November
9:00–10:00

Registration / coffee

Plenary: From an Internationalisation Strategy to Its Implementation

10:00–12:00

Toby Wilkinson, Deputy Vice-Chancellor for External Relations, University of Lincoln, United Kingdom
Irina Ferencz, Deputy Director, Academic Cooperation Association, Belgium

12:15–13:45

Lunch

Session: Best Examples of Internationalisation from around Europe II

14:00–15:30

Arailym Soltanbekova, Project Manager, Nasarbayev University, Kazakhstan
Kata Fredheim, Director of Development, Stockholm School of Economics in Riga, Latvia
Davide Borroni, Doctoral Student, Rīga Stradiņš University, Latvia

15:30–15:45

Closing remarks

Thursday, 8 November (Senate Hall)
9:00–10:00

Registration / coffee

Erasmus+ Networking Session and Information Fair

10:00–12:00

Presentations of Participants’ Home Institutions
Information Fair

12:15–13:45

Lunch

More information

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Location

Room
Hippocrates lecture-theatre