Strengthening the Role of Universities in Developing Countries - The Contribution of Leadership Capacity Building Initiatives

Berlin, 27-28 November 2017

Welcome Addresses
Daniel Braun, Division Education and the Digital World, Federal Ministry for Education and Economic Cooperation
Dr Dorothea Rüland, Secretary-General, DAAD
Dr Jens-Peter Gaul, Secretary-General, HRK

Keynote: Global challenges and Higher Education Management for Development
Francisco Marmolejo, Lead, Global Solutions Group on Tertiary Education, The World Bank Group

Panel Discussion: Challenges and Lessons Learnt – Capacity Enhancement in Higher Education Management
Prof Dr Intan Ahmad, Director General of Learning and Student Affairs, Ministry of Research, Technology and Higher Education of the Republic of Indonesia
Prof Dr Hamadi Iddi Boga, Acting Vice-Chancellor, Taita Taveta University, Kenya
Maria Luisa de Boehm, Academic Vice-Rector, University of the Valley of Guatemala, Guatemala
Prof Dr Peter Mayer, Academic Director of the International Deans’ Course, University of Applied Sciences Osnabrück, Germany
Chair: Dr Jan-Martin Wiarda, Science and Education Journalist

Session 1 - Higher Education Management Today

Higher Education Management - State of the Art
Prof Dr Frank Ziegele, Executive Director, Centre for Higher Education (CHE), Germany

Parallel Working Groups: Current Higher Education Management Needs in Different Regions

WG 1 – Africa
WG 2 – Latin America
WG 3– Southeast Asia

Panel Discussion: Current Higher Education Management Needs – Report from the Parallel Working Groups and DiscussionSession 2 - Capacity Enhancement in Higher Education Management
Dr Cynthia Nataly Borja Aviles, Dean School of Psychology, Universidad de Las Américas, Ecuador
Assistant Professor Romyen Kosaikanont, Vice President, Mae Fah Luang University, Chiang Rai, Thailand
Prof Bill Puplampu, Vice Chancellor, Central University  Ghana, Ghana
Prof Dr Frank Ziegele, Executive Director, Centre vor Higher Education (CHE), Germany
Chair: Marijke Wahlers, Head of International Department, HRK

The International Deans’ Course – A Brief Presentation
Prof Dr Peter Mayer, Academic Director of the International Deans’ Course,
University of Applied Sciences Osnabrück, Germany

Evaluation of the International Deans’ Course – Key Findings
Dr Christoph Emminghaus, Managing Director, Syspons GmbH, Germany

Higher Education Management Training Schemes in the Field of Development Cooperation – Results of a DIES Study
Prof Dr Laura Rumbley, Associate Director, Boston College Center for International Higher Education, USA

Gallery Walk: Presentation and Discussion of Various Capacity Enhancement Schemes in Higher Education Management
Ransford Bekoe, Project Officer, Association of African Universities, Ghana
Prof Dr Miguel Escala, Executive Director, Institute for University Management and Leadership, Santo Domingo
Dr Ho Thanh My Phuong, Director, SEAMEO Regional Training Center, Southeast Asian Ministers of Education Organization, Vietnam

Session 3 - Strengthening the Role of Universities in Developing Countries through Higher Education Management Capacity Building - Where Do We Go from Here?

Panel Discussion: Future Needs and Perspectives
Prof Dr Larisa Carrera, Dean, Faculty of Medical Sciences, National University of the Littoral, Argentina
Prof Dr-Ing Abebe Dinku, Vice President for Institutional Development, Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia
Prof Dr Stefanie Shamila Pillai, Professor, Department of English Language, University Malaysia, Malaysia
Prof Dr Laura Rumbley, Associate Director, Boston College Center for International Higher Education, USA
Chair: Michael Hörig, Head of Section, Development Cooperation: Partnership Programmes and Higher Education Management, DAAD