Heads of University Management & Administration Network Europe

HUMANE Spring Seminar, Università degli Studi di Milano-Bicocca, April 23-24, 2020

Sustaining public confidence in our universities: public affairs, impact and influence

Hosted by the Università degli Studi di Milano-Bicocca

The theme of our Spring seminar could not be more topical.  

Coming at a time when countries are hotly debating how best to share societal benefits, people working in universities have no doubt of their institutions’ value to society.  But it would be a mistake to think that this is accepted by a majority of the community.  

In the face of criticism that universities are out of touch with the taxpayers who fund them, our institutions have had to reassess their entire approach to stakeholder communications including for example, public affairs, strategic communications and issue management.  

Our seminar will share practice on what universities are doing to tackle these challenges, in terms of policy and strategy, organisation and management, and the deployment of skilled professionals.  Session leaders will be sharing information about the choices they’ve made in this regard and why, the successes they’ve achieved, and the lessons they’ve learned the hard way.

The full programme will be available shortly.