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?
Part 1: 14.00 - 15.45
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