Heads of University Management & Administration Network Europe

HUMANE Annual Conference - Munich

Supporting and creating impactnew challenges, new opportunities for research and innovation management in European universities

Hosted by Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München

Note: this a provisional programme and is subject to marginal change

 

Time

Session

Lead speaker

 

Day one, Friday June 14

 

11.45

Registration

 

12.15

Buffet lunch and networking 

 

13.30

Welcome and introduction to the conference

Christoph Mülke, Vice President for Finance and Administration, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München

 

Theme one: supporting and creating impact: global trends in policy and practice

 

13.50

Creating and assessing impact: research and innovation policy and funding trends

Prof. Heikki Mannila, President of the Academy of Finland, the funding body for scientific research in Finland

 

14.10

European policy trends and likely future directions  

Robert-Jan Smits, Chairman of Eindhoven University of Technology’s Board and former Director General of Research and Innovation at the European Commission

 

14.30

The impact assessment wars in the UK and the Research Excellence Framework

David Sweeney, Executive Chairman of Research England

 

15.10

Coffee break and networking 

 

15.40

Autonomy for researchers or for the institutions? Impact and excellence - a perspective from Sweden

Ann Fust, Executive Director of the Swedish Research Council

 

Theme two: the impact of impact on institutional research and innovation strategy and management 

 

16.20

Measuring social and economic impact: dead ends and new departures

Prof. Luc Soete, former Rector Magnificus of Maastricht University

 

17.00

Close of day one.  Return to hotels 

 

 

19.00

Drinks reception 

 

19.30

HUMANE Annual Conference Dinner at the Seehaus Restaurant in the Englischen Garten

 

Day 2, Saturday June 15

Theme two continued….

 

09.00

The impact of impact strategy on institutional research and innovation management support

Prof. Reza Razavi, Vice President & Vice-Principal (Research), King's College London and Director of Research at King’s Health Partners

 

09.40

The impact of impact on talent management strategy and practice 

Dr Korinna Strobel, Director of Strategy, Helmholtz Association, Berlin

 

10.20

Coffee break 

 

Theme three: policy and strategy support challenges arising from the impact agenda: public communications and engagement; and impact data capture, management and assessment

 

10.50

Panel discussion: Public communications and engagement: escaping the echo chamber 

Julia Wandt, Director of Communications and Marketing, University of Konstanz

Tom Molloy, Director of Public Affairs and Communications, Trinity College Dublin

 

11.40

Panel discussion:

The challenges posed by the assessment of impact for institutional research management operations

Using the stick and the carrot: how hard can it be to capture and measure societal and economic impact in a Research Information System?

 

Arnold Boon, Director of Administration, Aarhus University

 

Henrik S. Rasmussen, Director Open Platforms, Research Products, Elsevier

 

12.30

Closing plenary session 

 

12.45

Close 

 

 

Buffet lunch

Social Programme- after lunch there is a short tour of LMU’s main building and the moving White Rose memorial exhibition which commemorates the White Rose Student Resistance. after which participants will be free to wander around Munich’s City Foundation Festival to celebrate its 861st birthday and which takes places over the weekend of 15 and 16 June. 

Saturday evening - an informal drinks reception and dinner at a traditional Bavarian beer garden and restaurant.