EURASHE Annual Conference Prague (CZ) 21-22 May 2009. The Theme: "Higher education, Enterprises and Regions: Partnerships for Innovation and Development throughout Europe". AN EVENT ORGANISED UNDER THE CZECH PRESIDENCY OF THE EUROPEAN UNION. Conference Website.A. Employability of professional higher education graduates. What are key elements? How to incorporate these elements & keep them updated in curricula/courses effectively? What could be a role of stakeholders?
B. Innovation, applied research & development – common platform of higher education & business. What are motives and views of different stakeholders? How to cross over cultural differences between higher education & business? What are key factors and requirements (staff-, organisation-, policy-wise, etc.) for successful co-operation on the side of higher education institutions?
C. In-company training & education provided by higher education institutions – motivation of different parties, success factors, quality requirements, preconditions. Impact of such activities on “standard” activities of higher education institutions.
D. Third mission of higher education institutions – role and position within the regional development, mission & objectives of PHE institutions, scope of potential services.
E. Missions & profiles of Institutes of PHE in the post-Bologna era. What will be common elements in mission, culture, values of PHE institutions? Are there any common characteristics as regards size, structure of governance, partnerships and management of such institutions in the coming decade?
F. Human resources policy and management at professional higher education. What are specific requirements as regards staff at higher education institutions providing professionally oriented programmes and/or applied research activities? What is the range of different activities? What are approaches to knowledge innovation, keeping contact with the development of the specialisation in practice? What are qualification requirements on academic/pedagogic and other staff in different countries?
G. Life-long learning at higher education institutions. What are target groups? What are success factors for LLL programmes design and delivery at higher education institutions? What is a potential of short-cycle higher education in the context of LLL? What are quality requirements for LLL (SCHE) activities?
H. Opening up to ‘New learners’: Recognition of prior learning including formal, non-formal and informal learning. What are motives of different stakeholders? What are benefits and costs? What are effective and efficient tools? What are quality assurance approaches as regards RPL?