Conference regarding University – Business Cooperation in Ljubljana (25.10.2013).

A conference titled „Cooperation between HEIs and Business – why do we need to cooperate?” will start on October 25 in Ljubljana. The event will bring together academics, policy makers and international experts to share experiences and good practices in the initiatives and interventions on how can Higher Education institutions develop academic programs that will give students the knowledge and skills that today’s job market demands.

Conference programme is as follows:
9.00 – 9.20 Welcome speeches

Part I. Cooperation Between HEI and Businesses

9.20 – 9.35 Looking on Employability from University Business Cooperation

Samo Pavlin, DEHEMS and EMCOSU project, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia

9.35 – 10.00 Role of HE Authority in enhancing HEI Engagement with business and society:: case of Ireland

Tim Conlon, Head of Enterprise Engagement, Higher Education Authority, Ireland

10.00 – 10.30 The University–Business Cooperation Ecosystem: A model for understanding the important elements affecting University–Business Cooperation

Arno Meerman, CEO of UIIN & Business Development Manager at the Science-to-Business Marketing Research Centre

10.30 – 11.00 Coffee break

Part II. Employers Perspective on Higher Education and Employability

11.00 – 11.30 Employers feedback on important elements of graduates employability

Julie Fionda, European Commission, Higher Education Policy Unit

11.30 – 12.00 Relevance of International Student Mobility to Work and Employment – comparison of findings in Brasil, Chile, Slovenia and Finland

Valeska V. Geldres W., University of La Frontera, Chile; University of Sao Paulo, Brasil

Part III. Employability and Policy Perspective

12.00 – 12.40 Employability and higher education: what it is – what it is not

Sonia Hendy-Isaac, Birmingham City University

12.40 – 13.15 TUNING: A New Strategy for Modernising Higher Education Degree Programmes

Robert Wagennar, TUNING Academy, University of Groningen

13.15 – 14.00 Lunch

14.00 – 15.30 Parallel Workshops

Workshop 1: Pedagogy for Employability, Sonia Hendy-Isaac, Birmingham City University

Workshop 2: The TUNING Model for Designing, Implementing, Delivering and Enhancing Higher Education Curricula, Robert Wagennar, TUNING Academy, Groningen University

Workshop 3: Enhancing the Quality of practical placements of students – Internship guide Step by Step E.E. (Esther) Haag, University of Groningen, Faculty of Arts

15.30 – 16.00 Coffee break

16.00 – 17.00 Panel discussion: What next?

17:00 Closing of the conference