EduLAB and King’s College London Collaborative Event: “The End of the Massification of Higher Education?” | 18-19 April 2024

UNICA EduLAB Working Group and King’s College London’s School of Education, Communication, and Society are organising the Conference “The end of massification of Higher Education?“. The Conference, organised within the Education and Society Dialogues Series, will take place on-site at King’s College London on the 18-19 April.

Registrations open below!

About the event

Part of the Education and Dialogues Series, the conference aims to address current trends concerning access to higher education, funding, and higher education’s evolving role in supplying skilled workers to the market.

The event aims to unite influential speakers, academics, and policymakers who specialize in innovative pedagogy within higher education and international and European relations. Participants will include representatives from UNICA member universities as well as other relevant institution

Schedule

18th April 2024: Drinks and Food; Networking Reception

Location: Franklin-Wilkins Building, The Conservatory, Waterloo Campus, Stamford Street London, SE1 9NH

17:30 -19:30

A casual and interactive reception to set the stage for the conference, providing an opportunity for participants to network and engage in preliminary discussions.


19th April 2024: Conference Day

8:30 – 16:00
Council Room (K2.29), Strand Campus, King’s College London, Strand, London WC2R 2LS

08:30 – 09:00: Registration and Coffee

• Participants arrive, register, and enjoy a networking coffee session.

09:00 – 09:30: Opening Addresses

• Prof. Dr. Shitij Kapur, Vice-Chancellor & President, King’s College London
• Prof. Dr. Rachel Mills, Senior Vice-President (Academic), King’s College London
• Prof. Dr. Liviu Matei, Professor of Higher Education and Public Policy, Head of the School of Education, Communication, and Society at King’s College London.

09:30 – 11:00: Session One – Access to Higher Education: Trends and Challenges

• Moderator:
• Dr. Roberta Malee Bassett, Global Lead for Tertiary Education and Senior Education Specialist, The World Bank
• Panellists:
• Prof. Dr. Simon Marginson, Director of the Global Centre for Higher Education, University of Oxford;
• Prof. Dr. Rachel A. Mills, Senior Vice-President (Academic), King’s College London
• Professor Dr. Colin Scott, Deputy President, Vice-President for Academic Affairs and Registrar, University College Dublin;
• Prof. Sir Peter Scott FAcSS MAE, Emeritus Professor of Higher Education Studies, IOE – Faculty of Education and Society, University College London.

11:00 – 11:30: Coffee Break and Networking Opportunity

11:30 – 13:00: Session Two – The Functions of Higher Education: Contemporary Views on Higher Education as Investment

• Moderator:
• Prof. Univ. Dr. Romiţă Iucu, President of the Board of Trustees, University of Bucharest, Coordinator of the UNICA EduLAB
• Panellists:
• Prof. Dr. Reneta Bozhankova, Vice-rector of International Affairs, Sofia University St Kliment Ohridski
Frédéric Forest, Inspecteur Général de l’Éducation, du Sport et de la Recherche (IGESR), Republic of France;
Iris Kimizoglu, Vice President, European Students’ Union
• Prof. Dr. Fritz Sager, Vice-Rector for Teaching, University of Bern;

13:00 – 14:15: Lunch Break

• Networking lunch.

14:15 – 15:45: Session Three – Funding Regimes and the Quality of Higher Education: Innovation, Drift, Dead Ends?
• Moderator:
• Prof. Dr. Liviu Matei, Professor of Higher Education and Public Policy, Head of the School of Education, Communication, and Society at King’s College London.
• Panelists:
• Prof. Dr. Catherine Léglu, Vice-Rector for Academic Affairs, University of Luxembourg;
• Ass. Prof. MUDr. Jan Polák, Vice-rector for Quality Assurance and Accreditations, Charles University;
• Prof. Dr. László Zentai, Vice-Rector for Education, Eötvös Loránd University;

15:45 – 16:00: Closing Remarks
• Prof. Dr. Liviu Matei, Professor of Higher Education and Public Policy, Head of the School of Education, Communication, and Society at King’s College London.

16:00: Conclusion of the Event
• Acknowledgment of participants, speakers, and sponsors, with an invitation to future collaborations and events.


EduLAB and King’s College London Collaborative Event: “The End of the Massification of Higher Education?” | 18-19 April 2024

Kings College London, Council Room (K2.29), Strand Campus, King's College London, Strand, London WC2R 2LS

King's College London & UNICA EduLAB Working Group

Contact

For information about speakers and content:

Brian Talty (brian.talty@unica-network.eu)

Samira Bührer (samira.buhrer@unica-network.eu)

 

For Practical Information from King’s College London:

Melinda Yaman (melinda.1.yaman@kcl.ac.uk)