"Strengthening Universities, Enhancing Capacities - Higher Education Management for Development"

Bonn, 28/29 November 2011

With the international conference "Strengthening Universities, Enhancing Capacities - Higher Education Management for Development" the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) and the German Rectors' Conference (HRK) celebrated the ten years anniversary of their joined DIES programme. In Bonn, some 160 representatives from universities and development cooperation from Germany, Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Middle East discussed future challenges in higher education management. As part of the DIES programme, German universities and their international partners are jointly conducting training courses for higher education managers.

Press Release

Conference Programme

Monday, 28 November 2011

Welcome Addresses
Dr. Dorothea Rüland, Secretary General, German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), Bonn, Germany
Dr. Thomas Kathöfer, Secretary General, German Rectors’ Conference (HRK), Bonn, Germany
Dr. Roger Fischer, Deputy Head of Division on Education, Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), Bonn, Germany

Panel Discussion
Higher Education Management – Where do We Go from Here?

  • Professor Philip G. Altbach (PhD), Director, Center for International Higher Education, Boston College, USA
  • Professor Dr. Le Quang Minh, Vice-President, Vietnam National University Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
  • Professor Francisco Telémaco Talavera Siles, Rector de la Universidad Nacional Agraria, Nicaragua
  • Professor Dr. Mayunga Nkunya, Executive Secretary, Inter-University Council for East Africa (IUCEA), Uganda
  • Professor Dr. Patricia Pol, Former Vice-President International Development, Université Paris-Est, France 
    Chair: Jan-Martin Wiarda, Edit-Reporter, DIE ZEIT

Working Groups “DIES Good Practice”

Working Group 1 "Strengthening Capacities for Higher Education Management – The DIES International Deans’ Course (IDC)"
Chair: Marc Wilde, Head of Section, DAAD, German

Working Group 2 "Cross-border Quality Assurance through Capacity Development and International Cooperation – DIES Projects in Developing Countries"
Chair: Barbara Michalk, German Rectors’ Conference (HRK), Germany

Working Group 3 "Strategies of Internationalisation – The DIES Partnership Programme on Higher Education Management"
Chair: Marijke Wahlers, Head of International Department, German Rectors’ Conference

Panel Discussion 
The „Entrepreneurial University“: How to Educate Entrepreneurial Minds and Manage Links between Higher Education and the Private Sector?

  • Professor Dr. Intan Ahmad, Dean of School of Life Sciences and Technology, Bandung Institute of Technology, Indonesia

  • Professor Dr. Ulrich Braukmann, Director of the Institute for Research in Entrepreneurship and Innovation, University of Wuppertal, Germany

  • Werner Wasmuth, German International Cooperation GIZ, Germany

  • Dr. Lydia Raesfeld, Vice-Rector of Research and Postgraduate Studies, Universidad Autónoma del Estado de Hidalgo, Mexico

Chair: Jan-Martin Wiarda, Edit-Reporter, DIE ZEIT


Tuesday, 29 November 2011

Working Groups  “Future Challenges”

Working Group A "Capacity Development in the field of Research Management"
Chair: Christoph Hansert, Director, DAAD Office Nairobi, Kenya & Hamadi Boga, REAL Coordinator Kenya

Working Group B "Good Governance in Higher Education: Concepts, Implementation and Training"
Chair: Professor Dr. Peter Mayer, Faculty of Business Management and Social Sciences, University of Applied Sciences Osnabrück, Germany

Working Group C "E- and Mobile Learning: Innovative Delivery Methods in Continuing Education"
Chair: Felicitas Quass, Content Manager Alumniportal Deutschland, German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), Germany

Working Group D "How to sustain Capacity Development Programmes effectively? Working with Alumni in the field of Higher Education Management"
Chair: Professor Dr. Michael Fremerey, UNISTAFF Associates, Germany

Conclusion "Lessons Learned: How to Enhance Capacity in Higher Education Management"
Dr. Helmut Blumbach, Director, Southern Hemisphere Department, German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), Bonn, Germany