S3 and universities
Conference: Partnership for Innovation and Socio-Economic Impact: The Entrepreneurial University, 19-20 March, Royal Institue of Technology, Stockholm. This conference, organised by DG Education and Culture will bring together high-level representatives from the university and business world; from relevant Nordic and Baltic, European and international organizations, public sector bodies and authorities as well as other stakeholders to discuss how inter-sectorial and transnational partnerships can strengthen economic growth in Europe through the development of local innovation eco systems. More information and registration is available on the website (Password: NPEC): http://ubforum-sweden.teamwork.fr
Paper on Universities and Smart Specialisation by John Goddard, Louise Kempton and Paul Vallance in a special issue of Ekonomiaz, a journal published by S3 Platform Member The Basque Country every quater on current economic issues facing.
The European Expert Network on Economics of Education (EENEE) has prepared a new report on "The contribution of universities to innovation, (regional) growth and employment". The EENEE disseminates knowledge on the economics of education in Europe and publishes material related to EU policy.
The role of universities in Smart Specialisation
Universities can be crucial institutions in the design and implementation of successful Research and Innovation Strategies for Smart Specialisation (RIS3). They have a multi-dimensional role to play, with their research, teaching and community activites all contributing to the transformation of a regional economy through RIS3.
For this reason, the S3 Platform has teamed up with the European University Association to show how universities can become vital regional partners and to survey the opportunities, challenges and obstacles they face.
A workshop in February 2013 at the S3 Platform's headquaters in Seville produced a report including key messages, a summary of the discussions and good practice examples from different universities. The final report is available to download here.
Conference: ‘Connecting through Culture - A Vision for Global Citizenship’, Abbaye de Neumünster, Luxembourg (4-6 June 2014)
The conference “Connecting through Culture - A Vision for Global Citizenship” will take place at Abbaye de Neumünster, Luxembourg, from 4 to 6 June 2014.
The focus of the event, which is co-organised by the University of Luxembourg, is to examine the critical role of culture/broad education “for developing students who think broadly, who recognize and respect cultural diversity and heritage, and whose engagement in the arts serves as a conduit to personal authenticity and innovation”.
Details about the event and the programme are available here. For information on the conference and how to register, please see the website.
Conference: ‘CareerCon 2014’, Palermo, Italy (8-10 May 2014)
The “CareerCon 2014” conference will be hosted by the University of Palermo in Italy from 8 to 10 May 2014. CareerCon is the European Convention of Career Centres that was launched in 2009 as a result of the EUE-Net project.
Representatives of career services “come together to present their centres’ best practices” and “discuss the future development of cooperation between universities and enterprises”.
The 2014 conference’s main focus will be on benchmarks and assessments as well as graduate tracking with the aim to “evaluate and enhance the quality and effectiveness of your career service”.
Registration is open until 23 April. To find out more about the conference and registration, please visit the website.
ORPHEUS 2014, Creating Career Opportunities for PhDs in Life and Health Sciences, Lausanne, Switzerland (3-5 April 2014)
ORPHEUS (Organisation for PhD Education in Biomedicine and Health Sciences in the European System) is organising its 9th International Conference in Lausanne, Switzerland, from 3 to 5 April 2014. The theme of this year’s conference, taking place at the University Hospital Center, is “Creating Career Opportunities for PhDs in Life and Health Sciences”.
The aim of the conference is to: “bring together PhD education experts from around the world; present career opportunities and expectations from the industry, academic and public sectors; highlight the impact of international and interdisciplinary PhD programs; improvement of PhD supervision; offer workshops for experts and PhD students”.
For more information on the programme, see here. Registration is now open. For more information, please visit the conference website.
Call for Applications: Position of Rector - University of Aveiro, Portugal
The University of Aveiro, Portugal, has launched a call for applications for the position of Rector.
Applications will be accepted in Portuguese and should be sent to the President of the General Council before 5 February 2014.
For more information, please see the call on the university website.
Fourth International Nobel Economic Congress, Dnipropetrovsk, Ukraine (21-24 May 2014)
The Fourth International Nobel Economic Congress, “The World Economy in XXI Century: Cycles and Crises”, will take place at the Alfred Nobel University (Dnipropetrovsk, Ukraine) from 21 to 24 May 2014.
The conference website highlights that the principal theme for debate in 2014 will be “Economics and the Economy: the Dialectic of Cooperation.” Problems relating to this theme will be discussed at the plenary sessions, where reports will be delivered from national economic institutes and economists.
To find out more or to register, please visit the event website.
2014 EFMD Annual Conference, ‘The Art of Teaching and Learning’, Vienna, Austria (15-17 June 2014)
The Management Development Network (EFMD) is holding its Annual Conference in Vienna from 15 to 17 June 2014 under the theme “The Art of Teaching and Learning”.
Hosted by the Vienna University of Economics and Business (WU), the conference website notes the event is “designed for all those interested in management education and development”. It is intended to bring together EFMD members, companies, educational institutions and other associations, to offer various perspectives and discussions on the conference theme.
To view the programme or to register for a reduced fee by 28 February, please visit the event website.
EAIE Spring Academy 2014, The Hague, Netherlands (7-11 April 2014)
The European Association for International Education (EAIE) is organising its Spring Academy in The Hague, the Netherlands.
The programme will feature “11 hands-on courses” on a range of topics, and participants can choose to do either one or combine two courses.
To read more about the courses on offer or to register for a reduced fee by 17 February, visit the EAIE website.
International Congress: ‘On the way to the best Children’s University’, Cologne, Germany (8-10 May 2014)
The University of Cologne is hosting from 8 to 10 May 2014 the conference: “On the way to the ‘best Children’s University’: The Supply and Demand Relationship under the Principle of Participation. Opportunities and Challenges Raised by the Children’s University”.
The conference is “aimed at children’s university organizers and also at experts from the education and science communication fields, at practitioners from education institutions whose target groups are children and young people, and at multipliers from politics and media”. It will be held in German and English.
For more information or to contact the organisers, please visit the conference website