UNICA Rectors Seminar Shaping the University of the 21st century, Universidad Complutense de Madrid


The UNICA Rectors Seminar: Shaping the University of the 21st century will be hosted by Universidad Complutense de Madrid, 28 February - 1 March 2019


Despite the common belief that universities are very traditional, static institutions, universities of the 21st century are in constant transition: They engage in the inner re-structuring of departments and faculties and even go through the complex and multi-step merger processes to meet the new political, economic and social contexts. With the launch of the "European university networks" initiative, calling for higher education institutions to adopt new, innovative ways of organising their international & strategic cooperation, a discussion on the pros and cons of different structural and organisational changes, as well as the difficulties and goals that come with them, becomes even more necessary.

The UNICA Rectors Seminar at Universidad Complutense de Madrid will look at the internal and external (re)shaping that universities have undergone and that will surely continue to experience in the future.

The discussions will be structured in three sessions addressing the following topics:  

  • The different strategies and models for the internal re-structuring of universities
  • The challenges and opportunities of the merger processes
  • Transnational Campuses: towards a European University


Target audience:

Rectors/Presidents, ViceRectors/Vice-Presidents, other representatives of academic leadership & university top management



Download the programme (as of 14 February 2019)


List of participants

Download the list of participants 



Please fill out the registration form by 15 February 2019



The local organisers have provided a list of suggested hotels in Madrid close to the venue: please download the information here 


Practical information

Please download the practical instructions for the participants prepared by Universidad Complutense de Madrid



Should you have any questions, please contac Laura Brossico (UNICA Secretariat): office@unica-network.eu.

Thursday, 28 February, 2019 to Friday, 1 March, 2019
Host Institution: 
Universidad Complutense de Madrid
Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Rectorate Building, Avenida de Séneca 2, Madrid