The UB hosts a seminar on university leadership as the hub for transforming Europe
The seminar will be opened by the rector of the University of Barcelona, Joan Guàrdia, the Director of the Education Department of the La Caixa Foundation, Maria Espinet, and the Head of the Higher Education Unit of the European Commission, Vanessa Debiais-Sainton. This will be followed by a keynote speech by Snježana Prijić-Samaržija, Rector of the University of Rijeka (Croatia), entitled "The role of higher education institutions in a new era in Europe". The event will include a panel discussion on university leadership as a driver of social change, with the participation of Peter Maassen, Professor at the University of Oslo; Marijk van der Wende, Professor at the University of Utrecht; Sijbolt Noorda, former President of the Magna Charta Universitatum Observatory; Josep Maria Garrell, President of the European University Association (USA) and Laia de Nadal, Rector of the Pompeu Fabra University.
This will be followed by the presentation of the new Higher Education Leadership and Management Hub, promoted by GUNi, with the aim of becoming a permanent space for dialogue and professional training for leaders and managers of higher education institutions worldwide.
The event will be closed by Daniel Crespo, president of GUNi and of the Catalan Association of Public Universities (ACUP) and rector of the Technical University of Catalonia; Jordi Valls, fourth deputy mayor of Barcelona City Council; Markus González, undersecretary for Universities of the Spanish Government and professor at the UB; and Joaquim Nadal, Minister for Research and Universities of the Catalan Government.
The event will include the presentation of the new Higher Education Leadership and Management Hub, promoted by GUNi, with the aim of becoming a permanent space for dialogue and professional training for leaders and managers of higher education institutions worldwide.
On the morning of Wednesday 13 September, the seminar European University Alliances: strengthening the knowledge society in Catalonia, organised by the ACUP, will take place. The aim of the seminar is to inform Catalan society about the European University Alliances in which Catalan public universities participate, in the context of the European University Alliances Forum to be held in Barcelona.
Its aim is to tell Catalan society about the European university alliances in which Catalan public universities participate, in the context of the European University Alliances Forum to be held in Barcelona.
The main conference of the event, "European University Alliances: the European Union's most ambitious initiative for the future of education", will be given by Xavier Prats Monné, former Director General for Education at the European Commission.
Sergio Villanueva, professor at the UB and delegate of the rector for CHARM-EU, will present the university alliance led by the University of Barcelona, which includes the University of Utrecht, Trinity College Dublin, the University of Montpellier, Loránd Eötvös University Budapest, Åbo Academy University, Julius Maximilian University Würzburg and the Ruhr University of Applied Sciences West.
The UB's Vice-Rector for Internationalisation Policy, Raúl Ramos, will also take part in the seminar.