Higher Education and Research

REFORM OF ALBANIAN HIGHER EDUCATION IN THE EUROPEAN AREA

                  Tirana, March 22 - 23, 2006

Languages: Albanian and English, with simultaneous interpretation between the two

PROGRAM

Wednesday, March 22

08.30

Registration

 

09.00

Formal opening of the conference
Greeting by Prime Minister (speech also available in Albanian)
Greeting by Representative of the Council of Europe in Tirana

(photo)(word)
(photo)

Part I:

Overall vision and European developments

 

09.30

Higher education in Albania: a vision (speech also available in Albanian)
Genc Pollo, Minister of Education and Science

(photo)(word)

10.00

Higher Education in Europe: an Overview of Developments
Sjur Bergan Head of Higher Education and Research Division
Council of Europe

(ppt)
(photo)

11.00

Coffee break

 

11.30

Higher Education and Research: Mission and Interaction
David Crosier, European University Association

(ppt)
(photo)

12.00

Higher Education for Quality – Quality in Higher Education
Stephen Adam, University of Westminster

(ppt)
(photo)

12.30

Discussion

 
     

Part II:

Key Issues

 

14.00

Bologna Process and University Curricula
Shezai Rrokaj, Chair of Rectors’ Conference

(photo)

14.30

The Social Dimension of Higher Education
Athanassia Spyropoulou, University of Peloponnese

(ppt) (photo)

15.15

Coffee break

 

15.45

Qualifications Frameworks
Stephen Adam, University of Westminster

(ppt)
(word)
(photo)

16.30

Financing Higher Education: Public and Private Sources
Luc Weber, Chair of the Council of Europe’s Steering Committee for Higher Education and Research (CDESR); former Rector, University of Genčve

(ppt)
(pdf)
(photo)

17.30

Discussion

 

18.00

End of first day

 

Thursday, March 23

Part III:

Key Issues (continued) and Launching a Master Plan

 

09.00

Elaborating a Master Plan for Higher Education
Luc Weber, Chair of the Council of Europe’s Steering Committee for Higher Education and Research (CDESR); former Rector, University of Genčve

(ppt)

09.45

Public Responsibility for Higher Education: Principles, Actors and Instruments
Sjur Bergan Head of Higher Education and Research Division
Council of Europe

(ppt)

10.45

The Albanian Master Plan
Myqerem Tafaj, Secretary General of the Council of Ministers

(ppt)

11.30

Coffee break

 

12.00

Reforming Higher Education: a National Experience
Eva Gönczi, Hungarian Ministry of Education

(ppt)
(photo)

12.50

Students’ participation in University governing
Alban Nelaj, Student Government

 

13.15

Discussion

 

14.15

Conclusion
Genc Pollo, Minister of Education and Science
Sjur Bergan Head of Higher Education and Research Division

 

14.30

Closing the conference