UNICA Rectors Seminar 2013
The balance of responsibilities: University and Society
in securing financial stability of higher education
in the framework of the 125th founding anniversary celebrations of Sofia University
Sofia University St. Kliment Ohridski, 27-28 September
Speech by Prof. Ivan ILCHEV, Rector, Sofia University St. Kliment Ohridski
Financial sustainability of Higher Education by Lesley WILSON, Secretary General, European University Association (EUA)
System Integration and Institutional Autonomy. Enduring and emerging tensions in the governance of universities by Peter MAASSEN, Professor in Higher Education Studies, University of Oslo
University funding systems responding to crisis:the case of a French research university by Jean CHAMBAZ, Vice-President, Universite Pierre et Marie Curie
Strategies of diversification of funding at Tallinn University by Tiit LAND, Rector, Tallinn University
Social impact of tuition fees by Keith HOGGART, Vice-Principal International, King's College London
Website of the "World's Questions, King's Answers" Campaign
letter of invitation from the UNICA President and the Rector of Sofia University
Seminar Reader (with programme)
Now more than ever, universities are working hard to grow new income streams in order to maintain their education & research standards. While the costs of maintaining higher education mount, public funding, often representing a vital share of the universities' resources, is decreased or stays unvarying. Universities need to demonstrate efficient financial management and the ability to diversify their sources of funding. At the same time, the issues of university autonomy and the social impact of the changing financial situation require special attention.
The UNICA Rectors Seminar 2013 brought together representatives of UNICA universities' academic leadership and gave the opportunity to share knowledge and discuss views on the complex processes and interactions between the universities and their economic and social environment.
The Seminar was hosted by Sofia University St. Kliment Ohridski in the framework of the University's 125th Founding Anniversary Celebrations.
1. Ivan ILCHEV, Rector, Sofia University St. Kliment Ohridski
2. Stavros A. ZENIOS, UNICA President
3. Luciano SASO, Deputy Rector for International Mobility, Member of the UNICA Steering Committee
4. Kris DEJONCKHEERE, UNICA Secretary General
5. Tatyana TSANEVA, Head of International Relations, Sofia University St. Kliment Ohridski