• HUMANE-EFMD Summer School
    Transforming Higher Education Professional Services
    Free University of Berlin (DE)
    September 15-20, 2019 - Late applications: contact the Secretariat
  • HUMANE-EFMD Transnational Partnership School
    Managing international strategic partnerships in higher education
    Shanghai Jiao Tong University (CN)
    November 17-22, 2019 - Applications opening soon
  • HUMANE Autumn Seminar
    University of Bordeaux (FR), November 7-8, 2019
    The challenge of change: developments in change management models and methods in higher education
    Registration now open
  • Aalto University (FI) Study Visit:
    Developments in innovation leadership at Aalto University
    September 29 - October 1, 2019
    Registration now open
  • HUMANE-EFMD Winter School
    Developing the Leadership Potential of Senior University Managers
    UPF Universitat Pompeu Fabra Barcelona (ES)
    2020 Edition - applications open this summer

HUMANE, Europe’s international network for Higher Education professionals

Driving professional excellence

HUMANE, the Heads of University Management & Administration Network in Europe, is an international association whose aims are to build international networks, to foster innovation in higher education services and to drive professional excellence in higher education management.  

Uniquely, HUMANE supports both the professional development of current executive leaders within the HE sector as well as organisational development through the provision of programmes to promising senior staff. 

Building international networks

Membership of HUMANE provides a cost-effective means to:

  • expand professional networks both locally and internationally,
  • continually develop the skills and expertise that you need to succeed,
  • stay up-to-date on key issues and trends,
  • have the opportunity to work with HE leaders who have first-hand experience of the ever-changing challenges within HE.  

Over the coming year, HUMANE is offering its members a wide range of networking and development events in various European locations and Hong Kong.  

For further information go to the Join HUMANE page or contact us at contact(at)humane.eu.

HUMANE's 2019 Programme

You can view the full programme by visiting the seminars and conferences, study visits, residential schools and professional pathways pages, or reading the What’s On section of our Summer 2019 e-newsletter.  A full overview is available here.

HUMANE eNewsletter

HUMANE eNewsletter issue 11 (Summer 2019) is out now

HUMANE is delighted to announce that the tenth edition of its eNewsletter has just been published. Not only does it outline upcoming HUMANE events it includes contributions from our members, links to particularly interesting articles and YouTube features. 

HUMANE Members receive a copy directly to their inbox. A link to the eNewsletter is here. We hope you enjoy it


HUMANE-EFMD Summer School, Berlin (DE) , September 15-20, 2019

Transforming Higher Education Professional Services

Hosted by the Freie University Berlin (DE)     

For late applications contact the Secretariat

The aim of the HUMANE-EFMD Summer School is to develop the leadership potential of senior managers in higher education involved in major transformational change programmes in their institutions by making them fully aware of:

  • The critical success factors associated with the re-design of professional services operating models for future growth; and approaches to overcome the challenges
  • The implications of cross-boundary process transformations to develop fit for purpose, flexible and modern professional services

View the final programme: here

Transnational Partnerships School, Shanghai (CN), November 17-22, 2019

Developing the leadership potential of Asia-Pacific and European leaders and managers 

Managing international strategic partnerships in higher education

Provisional Programme now available

Hosted by Shanghai Jiao Tong University

Hosted by the prestigious Shanghai Jiao Tong University and with visits to other institutions such as Fudan University, the Transnational Partnerships School aims to provide a unique experience for senior and middle managers involved in leading or advising on strategic east-west partnerships between universities, and between universities and other partners. 

Like our winter and summer school programmes, the Shanghai programme will be an intensive, immersive learning experience, providing an opportunity for participants to extend their global networks and to learn first-hand of the rapid evolution of one of the world’s great education cities.   Provisional programme information is available here. Please save the date and click the button below to see more and to express interest in attending.

Applications for the 2019 Edition will open shortly.

News from our Members and Partners

Ambitious Futures: The graduate programme for university leadership

Each year scores of highly talented graduates leave our universities for professional careers. How can we ensure that we attract, develop and retain the best of that graduate talent for our sector?

Created to address this challenge, Ambitious Futures is a graduate leadership scheme for Higher Education in the UK, now keen to extend its reach beyond the UK. While its programme currently comprises a range of UK-based HUMANE members,  Ambitious Futures is actively developing relationships with partners across the rest of Europe as its next big step.

By recruiting some of the brightest graduates into the sector and providing them with a challenging eighteen-month programme of practical placements and professional development within different universities, the scheme puts participants onto the fast track to leadership roles in professional services.

Contact the Chief Executive, Christine Abbott for more information.