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HUMANE Alumni Network Seminar - making your international networks work for you

Making your international networks work for you:
HUMANE's 16th Alumni Network Seminar

If you have personally attended or sent your staff on a HUMANE Residential programme - the Winter School, Summer School or the Asia Pacific School - you've already extended your international HE networks.

Our Alumni Network’s annual seminar provides an ideal opportunity to develop further those networks to your institution’s advantage, as well as the ongoing development of your staff. If you have not already considered attending, or have yet to alert the HUMANE alumni among your staff, please read on!

UniverCity: hidden in plain sight

HUMANE Alumni Network Seminar
Hosted by the Université Toulouse 1 Capitole
September 28-29, 2018

We are delighted to welcome you to the 16th HUMANE Alumni Network seminar, "UniverCity: hidden in plain sight", at the Université Toulouse 1 Capitole. The seminar will take place on Friday 28 - Saturday 29 September 2018, and is now open for booking, with full details available here.

Anyone who has attended one of HUMANE-EFMD's residential schools is welcome to join us - be it the Summer School in Berlin, the Winter School in Spain, or the Asia-Pacific School in Hong Kong. We are very excited about extending the membership of what was formerly the Winter School Alumni Network (WSAN) to all HUMANE-EFMD residential school participants. Our annual seminar covers a topic of broad interest, whatever your specialist background. You'll meet like-minded senior university professionals, passionate about their work and interested in higher education internationally, who are great fun to hold discussions with and explore a fascinating venue.

We look forward to meeting you in Toulouse to discuss how to measure, enhance and leverage higher education institutions' impact on their cities and the regions surrounding them. We'll be considering universities'

  • Economic impact
  • Urban and architectural impact, including transportation
  • Social and cultural impact

Known traditionally as "la ville rose", Toulouse is a beautiful, cultural and historic university city with over 97,000 students. Today it is also known as a major hub for science and technology, including the HQ of Airbus (which we will be visiting on a tour). Our host university is easily accessible from the city's airport, and by train and bus. The seminar fee is €395, which includes entry to the seminar and tours, plus catering within the seminar programme. You can bring an accompanying person to the social events for €135. Full details are available upon registration.

Come and join us - you'll be very welcome!

Best wishes,

Cécile Chicoye, Jean-Baptiste Hebraud, Stéphane Kojayan (for the Toulouse organising team) Jane Sherwood (HUMANE Alumni Network Chair, Oxford)

Please note that this seminar is offered exclusively to those who have attended a HUMANE-EFMD Residential School and are therefore members of the Alumni Network.

Register now to secure your place.

HUMANE - Information from EUA - 4th Funding Forum, Barcelona, October 18-19

Information from our partner EUA

Frameworks that empower, universities that deliver
Barcelona 18-19 October, 2018

We are pleased to share the following information from our colleagues at EUA about an event that will be of interest to HUMANE members.

In the fourth edition of this biennial event, universities, public authorities and partners come together to exchange on the latest funding trends, opportunities and challenges of university funding.

This year’s Forum will both feature well-known popular formats and step up interaction among participants through a variety of new activities. Expert panels, in plenary, will frame the topics to introduce the discussion. Master classes will provide an up-to-date overview of most recent trends in higher education and research funding. In the Forum “expert rooms”, university leaders and managers and policy-makers will learn from peers. Participants will engage with each other in learning cafés and roundtables. The event, which philosophy can be summarised by “share and learn to grow and improve”, will focus on empowering institutions in financial and economic environments characterised by uncertainty and risk. Policy-makers will have the opportunity to explore reform mechanisms of interest. In a nutshell, the Forum will enrich the perspectives of both institutional leaders and policy-makers engaged in funding reforms and more broadly in change management.

In particular, the Forum will be an opportunity to:

  • find out about the latest evolutions in public funding to universities across Europe and benchmark investment efforts thanks to EUA’s Public Funding Observatory
  • understand the ins and outs of the debate on efficiency and effectiveness in university management, how much HEIs already do about it, and what policies can support their action;
  • upgrade your capacity to master and manage change as a university leader via exclusive training;
  • assess the stakes of the battle for the next generation of EU funding programmes, and prepare your institution in time;
  • meet among decision-makers to identify ingredients for successful reform design and implementation;
  • get new insights on how to develop partnerships that support your missions as an HEI;
  • learn how to communicate around the impact of your HEI on its environment.

Full information can be found here and the programme is available here

HUMANE-EFMD Asia-Pacific School - Hong Kong, 7-12 October

Developing the leadership potential of Asia-Pacific and European leaders and managers

Hosted by the University of Hong Kong
October 7-12, 2018

Against a background of the world’s economic centre of gravity shifting to the east, HUMANE and EFMD is pleased to announce the second edition of their Asia-Pacific School, “Managing international strategic partnerships in higher education". HUMANE and EFMD along with our host, the University of Hong Kong, look forward to welcoming participants on October 7-12, 2018.

The Asia-Pacific School programme offers a unique professional development opportunity for mid-career professional staff working in international offices, international student recruitment and marketing, strategy and planning offices, and other institutional units responsible for managing strategic institutional relationships and alliances.

Further information about the School is available in our brochure, or visit our website here for information about the application process, the host institution and the detailed contents of the programme and speakers.

As a one week residential programme, the School is conducted as an intensive, dynamic, experiential learning opportunity, organised around practical case-based teamwork in multi-national and cultural teams.

Participants learn about new models of strategic engagement and partnership between European and Asia-Pacific region institutions and the leadership challenges and opportunities these models present.

The programme provides the opportunity for participants to critically analyse case studies of European/Asia-Pacific region institutional engagement, based on the candid appraisals of senior staff from the case study institutions.

And the intensive teamwork dimension of the programme ensures that all participants have plenty of practical opportunities to further develop their leadership skills as well as develop their international professional networks.

The HUMANE-EFMD Asia Pacific School presents a fantastic opportunity for your senior staff to learn from leading experts and practitioners, share with peers and develop international networks.

The online application is now open.

Please fill in the online application form, where applicants will be asked to submit:

  • A one-page statement describing the applicant's professional interests and qualifications
  • A one- (or maximum two-) page curriculum vitae
  • A letter of support from the head of administration or an equivalent senior manager.

For further information contact the Schools Coordinator Cécilia Heidelberger, or visit the HUMANE website.

HUMANE Annual Conference - Retaining public trust in universities in a post truth world - Malmö University, June 15-16

Retaining public trust in universities in a post truth world

HUMANE Annual Conference
Hosted by Malmö University
June 15-16, 2018

We live in a world where public trust in all of our great civic institutions is being eroded by those who proselytise 'alternative facts' and 'fake news'. These challenges to institutional legitimacy are particularly poignant for universities as they stand for, among many things, truth, evidence-based argument and a commitment to intellectual enquiry.

In the face of this negative rhetoric, the Vice-Chancellor of the University of Cambridge recently said "…we need to make a better case for our role as institutions that contribute to the public good. If society does not believe that we have its interests at heart, we need to do a better job at engaging with it and communicating the impact of our work."

The practical and managerial implications of this are extensive and most universities are struggling to deal effectively with these developments.

We're bringing together an impressive group of speakers for our conference, who'll guide us in getting to grips with these issues. The programme is designed around parallel sessions and case studies of institutional experiences to facilitate greater participation in discussion, with keynote speakers providing inspiration in plenary sessions.

It promises to be a lively and engaging annual conference, and a convivial social programme in the middle of a Scandinavian summer hosted by our friends at Malmö University.

Register now to secure you place.

HUMANE-EFMD Summer School - Transforming Higher Education Professional Services - Berlin, September 9 to 14

HUMANE - EFMD Summer School
2018 edition

Looking to develop the higher education leadership and management skills amongst your senior staff?

Following on from the highly successful 2017 edition, HUMANE and EFMD are launching the second edition of their Summer School “Transforming Higher Education Professional Services". Once again it will be hosted at iconic Freie University Berlin on September 9 - 14, 2018.

For more detailed information, visit our Summer School website and download the programme brochure.

The Summer School is run as an intensive residential programme for middle and senior managers directly involved in – or aspiring to be part of - a significant transformation programme.

The curriculum is designed as a dynamic, hands-on learning experience for leaders, with practical case-based teamwork enabling you to gain a thorough understanding of the different models and approaches which are critical to the decision-making and execution processes when leading and managing transformation programmes. And you'll be learning and working in a vibrant, multi-national team of university professionals from across Europe, as well as from countries further afield.

Don't miss this exciting opportunity to learn from leading experts and practitioners, and to enhance your professional networks! Now open for online applications.

Now open for online applications.

Please fill in the online application form, where applicants will be asked to submit:

  • A one-page statement describing the applicants interest and qualifications
  • A one- (or maximum two-) page curriculum vitae
  • A letter of support from the head of administration or the equivalent senior managers.

Apply here for the HUMANE-EFMD Summer School – Deadline: 15 May 2018

For further information contact the Schools Coordinator Cécilia Heidelberger, or visit the HUMANE website.