IE University and The Chronicle of Higher Education have announced that they will be joining forces to organize a conference on Reinventing Higher Education: The Role of the University in a Global Society, set to take place on October 18 of this year at IE’s Madrid campus. The event is in line with the markedly international approach of IE University, launched in 2008 by leading management educator IE Business School. 

The conference will be structured around a series of panels comprised of some 25 thought leaders, university administrators, policy makers, entrepreneurs, academics, student representatives, and media experts, who will discuss the current status and future evolution of higher education (HE), and debate the direction that research, learning, governance and management of universities should now take.

Speakers this year include Lisa Anderson, President of The American University in El Cairo; Nigel Thrift, Vice Chancellor of Warwick University; Martha Mackenzie, President of the Oxford Student Union; Francis Vérillaud, Vice President of Sciences Po; Matthew Gutmann, Vice President of Brown University; and David Van Zandt , President of The New School (NY). 

The full list of speakers is available at http://www.rhe.ie.edu/speakers.php 

Topics for debate will include:

  • Ways in which universities can contribute to human and social development in the developing world
  • How to teach students to work in cross-cultural, international teams
  • How university research has to be reshaped to work on the world’s most difficult and important problems
  • The relevance of education for graduates’ careers – how to encourage interaction between global universities and global corporations.
  • The increased mobility of students, faculty and institutions, with the definition of international partnerships and cooperation, branch campuses, etc.
  • The new student profiles, versed in new technologies, entering the field with new skills and attitudes towards learning.

Further information on the conference is available at: http://www.rhe.ie.edu

(Spanish Version)

 IE University y The Chronicle celebrarán una conferencia conjunta sobre educación superior

IE University y The Chronicle of Higher Education han anunciado la organización de la conferencia Reinventando la educación superior: el papel de la Universidad en una sociedad global, que tendrá lugar el 18 de octubre en el campus del IE en Madrid. El evento se enmarca dentro de las actividades de carácter internacional de IE University, institución lanzada en 2008 por IE Business School, líder en la enseñanza de negocios y management.

La conferencia se estructura en torno a una serie de paneles compuestos por unos veinticinco líderes de opinión, administradores de universidades, responsables políticos, empresarios, académicos, representantes de estudiantes y expertos en medios de comunicación, que discutirán sobre el estado actual de la educación superior y su evolución futura. Además, reflexionarán sobre si es necesario un cambio de dirección en ámbitos como la investigación, el aprendizaje, la gobernanza y la gestión de las universidades.

Entre los ponentes figuran Lisa Anderson, presidente de la American University en El Cairo; Nigel Thrift, vicerrector de la Universidad de Warwick; Martha Mackenzie, presidente de la Unión Estudiantil de Oxford; Francis Vérillaud, vicepresidente de Sciences Po; Matthew Gutmann, vicepresidente de la Universidad de Brown, y David Van Zandt, Presidente de The New School (Nueva York).

La lista completa de ponentes está disponible aquí: http://www.rhe.ie.edu/speakers.php


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