Rectors Seminar: Networking of university networks: synergy of partnership

The Rectors Seminar: Networking of university networks: synergy of partnership was organised as part of the 210th founding anniversary celebrations of the University of Belgrade, 24-25 May 2018.

The Rectors Seminar addressed the added value and novel forms of inter-university cooperation and discussed the reasons for the increasing interest in working in partnerships and forming strategic university alliances, partially prompted by the new “European Universities” initiative.

It also looked at the specific benefits of cross-border and inter-institutional partnerships, including networking for greener and inclusive Urban Universities and partnerships for academic heritage.

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Thursday, 24 May 2018

210 years of the University of Belgrade by Milos KOVIC, University of Belgrade

Relevance, Resilience and Respect in the “Mother of All Networks”: Networking Commonwealth Universities in the 21st century by Faye TAYLOR, Head of Strategic Partnership, Association of Commonwealth Universities

 Challenges of Higher Education in Serbia by Ana JAKOVLJEVIC, Secretary General, Conference of Universities of Serbia,

Session I: Towards the new Erasmus Programme (2021-2027): Clustering European Universities?

European Universities’ (networks): (a lot of) Questions & (few) Answers by Marta BRELIH-WASOWSKA, UNICA Secretariat N.B. Please note that the information about the European Universities initiative included in the presentation is only preliminary. 

University of Warsaw and the “4EU” initiative by Jolanta CHOINSKA-MIKA, Vice-Rector for Student Affairs and Quality of Teaching, University of Warsaw, European University Alliance “4EU”, Member of the UNICA Steering Committee

Session II: Networking for Academic Heritage

University collections and museums: common ground for strong partnerships by Sébastien SOUBIRAN, President, UNIVERSEUM European Academic Heritage Network

Friday, 25 May 2018

Why University Networks matter? Role and Impact in the EU and South East Europe by Damir BORAS, Rector, University of Zagreb

Session III: Networking of University Networks: increasing cooperation, improving visibility, adding value

Comments on European Universities Initiative  by Joāo Sáàgua, Rector, Universidade NOVA de Lisboa

The Black Sea Universities Network by Eden MAMUT, Secretary General, Black Sea Universities Network

Session IV: Networking for inclusive & greener Urban Universities 

Making UNICA a Network of Urban & Metropolitan future-proof Universities by Caroline Pauwels, Rector, Vrije Universiteit Brussel

Students Achieving Valuable Energy Savings 2 (SAVES 2) by Joanna Romanowicz, NUS UK, Coordinator of Horizon 2020 Project SAVES2

UNICA upcoming activities and opportunities for Rectors by Prof. Luciano Saso, President of UNICA 


Final programme 

Download the list of participants

Download the Practical information

Biographies of speakers and chairs

Download the “Save the date”

Dates: Thursday, 24 May, 2018 to Friday, 25 May, 2018

Rectors Seminar: Networking of university networks: synergy of partnership

University of Belgrade