Rethinking Global Engagement in Higher Education
The Global goals for sustainable development (SDGs) are becoming more and more embedded in society. Everything and everyone is needed to come to a sustainable answer to these global challenges.
Especially in higher education the SDGs find fertile soil to integrate both the international and sustainability agenda, putting global engagement at the core of the vision and strategy of institutional internationalisation.
Global Engagement is about entering into meaningful partnerships with partners around the world. It reflects a movement that goes beyond traditional international activities. It implies a deeper and more long-term involvement based on reciprocity and equity. Global Engagement is considered to be a response to globalisation that affect almost all aspects of life and society today.
An inspirational framework on global engagement in higher education will be launched during this conference.
09:30 – 10:00
Welcome & registration
10:00 – 10:15
Launch of an inspirational framework on global engagement in higher education
10:15 – 12:30 Keynote Presentations
- Herman Van Rompuy (former EU president)
- Pamela Roy (Consultancy for Global Higher Education)
- Anne Snick (Researcher, writer and lecturer on public innovation at Sapirr)
12:30 – 13:00
13:00 – 14:00
Coffee and dessert while networking with partners in global engagement:
- Local government
Stad Brugge, Provincie West-Vlaanderen and VVSG internationaal
- Civil Society Organizations
11.11.11, Steunpunt 4de pijler and VLIR-UOS
- Private sector
14:00 - 15:30
Good practices presentations of global engagement in higher education
15:30 – 15:45
Global Minds Award Ceremony
15:45 – 17:00