EUA Annual Conference 2022 - University values: what, why and how?
Date : du 28-04-2022 au 29-04-2022
Lieu : Budapest University of Technology
Modalité : présentiel
Organisation : European University Association (EUA)
In recent years, many countries have gone through a large-scale, societal reflection on democratic values. For universities, this development implies that particular attention must be paid to safeguarding values such as academic freedom, university autonomy and freedom of expression. In order to remain environments that are defined by openness, freedom of thought and enquiry, and scientific rigour, universities must embrace their societal responsibility, foster a culture of academic integrity and engage in partnerships that both further their strategic objectives and honour their principles and values.
PROGRAMME Thursday, 28 April
EUA General Assembly - By invitation only
11.15-12.00 - Spotlight on Ukraine
- László Borhy, President, Hungarian Rectors’ Conference
Jerzy Lis, Rector, AGH University of Science and Technology, Poland
Olga Porkuyan, Rector, Volodymyr Dahl East Ukrainian National University, Ukraine
Kseniia Smyrnova, Vice-Rector for International Cooperation, Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv, Ukraine
- Chaired by Michael Murphy, President, European University Association
Drawing from international frameworks for civil liberties, this session will address the role of academic freedom in safeguarding broader democratic values, ensuring self-reflection and striving for continuous societal enhancement. The session will also explore what universities can do in practice to ensure that academic freedom is and remains a lived reality.
Official conference opening by Michael Murphy, President, EUA; Tibor Czigány, Rector, Budapest University of Technology and Economics, Hungary; and László Borhy, President of the Hungarian Rectors’ Conference
Vincent Blondel, Rector, Catholic University of Louvain, Belgium (joining remotely)
Adam Bodnar, Dean of Faculty of Law, SWPS University of Social Sciences and Humanities, Warsaw, Poland
Christian Ehler, Member of European Parliament
David Kaye, Director of International Justice Clinic/Co-Director of Fair Elections and Free Speech Center, UC Irvine School of Law, United States/ former United Nations Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of the right to freedom of opinion and expression
Plenary chaired by Amanda Crowfoot, Secretary General, EUA Coffee break
15.30-16.10 Breakout Sessions, Round I
16.30-17.30 - Plenary Session II: Nurturing a culture of open and respectful debateAgainst the backdrop of debates around “cancel culture” and “de-platforming”, this session will look into the potential ramifications of such trends for freedom of speech in European universities: What can universities – and other actors – do to ensure free expression? In addition, what is the role of university leadership in such endeavours?
Martina Darmanin, President, European Students’ Union
Éric Fassin, Professor, University Paris 8 Vincennes-Saint Denis, France
Iain Gillespie, Principal & Vice-Chancellor, University of Dundee, United Kingdom
Chaired by Anne Lequy, Rector, Magdeburg-Stendal University of Applied Sciences, Germany and EUA Board member Networking Reception and Gala Dinner
PROGRAMME Friday, 29 April
09.30-11.00 Breakout Sessions, Round II
11.00-11.30 Plenary Session III: Values in global cooperation
Higher education and research thrive on collaboration and universities are therefore by nature collaborative entities. The Covid-19 pandemic, during which universities around the world remained connected in order to find solutions to a shared challenge, is but the latest occasion that demonstrated this. Universities’ choice of partners is often guided by their strategic objectives as well as their values, and this latter factor becomes particularly central when considering partnerships around the globe. This session will discuss the mechanisms universities have in place to engage in partnerships that bring true added value, and the role values play in these mechanisms.
Peter-André Alt, President, German Rectors’ Conference
Carsten A. Holz, Professor, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Věra Jourová, Vice-President and Commissioner for Values and Transparency, European Commission (joining remotely)
Sijbolt Noorda, President Emeritus, University of Amsterdam, Netherlands
Chaired by Ivanka Popović, Professor, University of Belgrade, Serbia and EUA Board member
11.30-12.45 Conference closing and invitation to the 2023 EUA Annual Conference
14.00-15.30 EUA Hot Topic Session: Leadership for autonomous universities
This session will provide a snapshot of the latest developments in university autonomy throughout Europe, as EUA prepares to launch its renewed Autonomy Scorecard. The discussion will focus on the role of leadership in governance models. It will also be a chance to reflect on what might be fit-for-purpose in governance in the years to come.
Marita Hilliges, Secretary General, Association of Swedish Higher Education Institutions
Kerstin Mey, President, University of Limerick, Ireland
Marcin Pałys, Professor, University of Warsaw, Poland
Chaired by Thomas Estermann, Director of Governance, Funding and Public Policy Development, EUA
URL : https://eua.eu/.../207-2022-eua-annual-conference.html
Ressources mises à disposition à l'issue de la manifestation :
diaporamas : https://eua.eu/.../207-2022-eua-annual-conference.html
Les diaporamas des interventions sont disponibles sur le site de la conférence (format pdf).
mot(s) clé(s) : enseignement supérieur, normes et valeurs éducatives