Announcement: Third Leiden University International Ranking Symposium 6/7 february

Noijons, E. noyons at CWTS.LEIDENUNIV.NL
Wed Jan 7 07:24:48 EST 2009

3rd Leiden University International Ranking Symposium

'Ranking and Differentiation in Higher Education, Research and Knowledge Utilisation'

6 & 7 February 2009

Buruma Lecture Theatre, Leiden University Medical Centre, The Netherlands.


Why this symposium?

There is ample evidence from surveys of students to show that global university rankings are an important part of the assessment that students make when choosing a university at which to study. Given the increased need for universities to recruit students beyond their traditional (national) boundaries it follows that universities need to be concerned with this ranking phenomenon. Leiden University's response has been to organise fora for discussion about global ranking. It is our belief that such events serve to clarify important issues and influence the design of ranking processes. This is the third symposium in the Leiden University International Ranking Symposia and it brings together a variety of excellent speakers, including:

Mr. Ron Bormans, President HAN University of Applied Science (the Netherlands)

Dr. Robert Coelen, Vice-President International, Leiden University (the Netherlands)

Dr. Koen Debackere, Department of Managerial Economics, Strategy and Innovation (MSI), Katholieke Universiteit, Leuven (Belgium)

Dr. Gero Federkeil, Centre for Higher Education (CHE), Gütersloh (Germany)

Prof. Luke Georghiou PhD, BSc, Professor of Science and Technology Policy Management, and Associate Dean Research Faculty of Humanities, University of Manchester (UK)

Prof. Wolfgang Glänzel, Department of Managerial Economics, Strategy and Innovation (MSI), Katholieke Universiteit, Leuven (Belgium)

Prof. Hariolf Grupp, Managing Director, Institute of Economic Policy Research (IWW) & Senate Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), University of Karlsruhe (Germany)

Dr. Ellen Hazelkorn, Director Dublin Institute of Technology and Dean of the Faculty of Applied Arts, Dublin (Ireland) 

Prof. Paul van der Heijden, Rector Magnificus and President of the College Board, Leiden University (the Netherlands)

Prof. Lauritz Holm-Nielsen, Rector, University of Aarhus (Denmark)

Mr. Martin Ince, Commissioning Editor, Timer Higher Education Supplement, London (UK)

Dr Neil Kemp, International Education Consultant and Visiting Fellow, University of London (UK)

Prof. Anthony van Raan, Professor and Director Centre for Science and Technology (CWTS), Leiden University (the Netherlands)

Dr. Jan Sadlak, Director UNESCO-CEPES, Buckarest (Romania)

Mr. Tony Sheil, Senior Manager, Research Policy, Griffith University (Australia)

Ms. Hanneke Teekens, Director Communications, Nuffic Netherlands Organisation for Internationalisation (the Netherlands)

Prof. Frans van Vught, Member of the Group of Social Policy Analysis (GSPA) of the European Commission, Brussels (Belgium)

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