18 November 2010

The University as a business: disaster or necessity ?

Thursday 18/11/2010 , 14.00-18.00, University Foundation, Brussels.
Registration free of charge but obligatory by 12 November 2010


Universities, we often hear, should both function and behave more like business enterprises. Is this a welcome trend that will free us from much waste, complacency and arbitrariness? Or is it a trend to be fiercely resisted because it would corrupt the very core of what a university should ambition to be?


Registration: 13.30

Part 1: 14.00 - 15.45

Keynote presentations:
- Mathias Dewatripont, professor of economics at the ULB, chairman of the Solvay Brussels School of Business and Economics
- Jo Ritzen (president of the Board of the University of Maastricht, former Minister of education for the Netherlands)
- Prepared interpellations from the floor

Coffee break: 15.45

Part 2: 16.15 - 18.00

Challenges: Bart Pattyn, director of the Centre of Ethics of the K.U.Leuven

- Andreu Mas-Collel, secretary general of the European Research council, former minister of higher educatio for Catalonia
- Jean-Claude Marcourt, minister of higher education for the Communauté française Wallonie-Bruxelles
- André Oosterlinck, chairman of the Associatie K.U.Leuven, former rector of the K.U.Leuven

Reception: 18.00


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