International Conference

 “Strategic Internationalisation in Higher Education:
Promoting Cooperation, Respecting Diversity”

 Thursday 3rd – Friday 4th May 2018

 Jacqueline de ROMILLY Hall,
Greek Ministry of Education, Research and Religious Affairs


                            Speakers’ CVs


Thursday, 3rd  May 2018
Chair: Dr. Anastasia CHATZIGIANNIDI, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens,  GEAR Expert
09:30–10:00  Registration – Coffee
10:00–10:15 Welcome speech. Prof. Georgios ANGELOPOULOS, Secretary General of  Education and Religious Affairs, Legal  Representative of the project
10:15–10:30 Setting the scene: information on GEAR, scope and desired impact of the Conference.

Dr. Panagiota DIONYSOPOULOU, Director General for Higher Education, Ministry of Education, Research and Religious Affairs, Project Coordinator (presentation)

10:30–11:00 Addressing Globalisation in Higher Education: an Ecological Approach to InternationalisationProf. Ronald BARNETT, Emeritus Professor, University College London Institute of Education, United Kingdom (presentation)
11:00–11:30 Internationalisation, Quality Culture and Diversity in Higher Education: Three Sides of the Same Coin? Prof. Peter MAASSEN, Professor,  Department of Education, Faculty of Educational Sciences, University of Oslo, Norway (presentation)
11:30–12:00 HowULearn: a Quality Tool for Promoting Teaching and Learning in Different Higher Education Cultures. Dr. Anna PARPALA, Director of HowULearn project, Centre for University Teaching and Learning (HYPE), Faculty of Behavioural Sciences, University of Helsinki, Finland (presentation)
12:00–12:30 Coffee break
12:30–13:00 GEAR Project – Mapping the National Context. Prof. Adonis BOGRIS, Associate Professor,  University of West Attica, GEAR Expert (presentation)
13:00–13:30 GEAR Project – Milestones and Propositions. Dr. Rea WALLDÉN, Researcher, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki,  GEAR Expert (presentation)
13:30–14:00 Greek HEIs: Best practices on mobility and recognition. Prof, Ιoannis KARAKASIS, Deputy Rector, University of Crete, Professor, Department of Biology, University of Crete (presentation)
14:00–15:00 Lunch break
15:00–16:00 Panel Discussion: “Greek Agencies & Organisations: Mobility & Recognition”.  Moderator: Dr. Anastasia CHATZIGIANNIDI

Dr. Fotini ASDERAKI, Jean Monnet Chair on «European Union’s Education, Training, Research and Innovation Policies», University of Piraeus (presentation)

Dr. Irene NTROUTSA, Head of ERASMUS+ Unit State Scholarships’ Foundation-IKY

Kostas GIANNIDIS, President of Erasmus Student Network Greece

Prof. Ioannis GEROTHANASSIS, University of Ioannina, Vice President of Hellenic Quality Assurance & Accreditation Agency (presentation)

16:00–17:00 Panel Discussion: “European Qualifications Passport for Refugees (EQPR)”       Moderator:  Prof. Adonis BOGRIS

Sjur BERGAN, Head of Education Department, Council of Europe

Spyros SYROPOULOS,  Associate Professor, Vice Rector for International Relations, Student Affairs and Alumni, University of the Aegean

Marina NIKOLOVA,  Country Coordinator European Web Site on Integration,

Hellenic Foundation for European and Foreign Policy (ELIAMEP)

Maria FASSARI,  Head of International Relations Unit, Ministry of Education, Research and Religious Affairs


Friday,4th May 2018

Chair,  Dr. Rea WALLDÉN, Researcher, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki,  GEAR Expert

09:30–10:30 Panel Discussion: International Cooperation-Best practices from the EHEA.
Moderator:  Dr. Rea WALLDÉN,
Denis DESPREAUX,  Higher Education Ministry official, France (presentation)
10:30–11:45 Panel Discussion: “European Organizations:  Mobility and Recognition”.  Moderator: Dr. Anastasia CHATZIGIANNIDI

Karl DITTRICH,  President of the European Quality Assurance Register for Higher Education (EQAR), The Netherlands (presentation)

Katrina KOPPEL , European students’ union (ESU)

Henriette STOEBER, European University Association (EUA)

Karin AAMOSSA, European Trade Union Committee for Education

11:45–12:15 Coffee break
12:15–13:15 Panel Discussion: Mobility-Benefits and challenges.  Moderator:  Prof. Adonis BOGRIS

Yiannis PARASTATIDIS,  Educational issues officer Erasmus Student Network  Greece (ESN),   ESN University of Macedonia

Antonis PLATIS,  National Event Manager  ESN  Greece,   ESN  University of Thessaloniki

Emmanouela PARAVALOU, responsible for actions concerning people with disabilities  – ESN Greece,  ESN Panteion University of Social and Political Sciences

Yiannis KYRIZOGLOU, National Vice President  ESN Greece, ESN University of West Attica

Spyros OIKONOMOU, National treasurer ESN Greece,  ESN Athens University of Economics and Business

Dimitris KRITSOTAKIS, Secretary to the ESN Greece,  University of West Attica

13:15–13:30 Wrap-up. Dr. Panagiota DIONYSOPOULOU (presentation)
13:30–14:30 Lunch