• HUMANE 20th Anniversary Conference
    Redefining university leadership in a volatile world
    College de France - Paris Science et Lettres
    Paris, June 9-10, 2017
  • HUMANE Study Visits return in 2017 REGISTRATIONS OPEN
    Ghent University, May 7-9, 2017
    Strategic Leadership at Ghent University
    University of Helsinki, September 10-12, 2017
    Rising from Ashes:re-imagining university functions after a financial crisis
  • HUMANE-EFMD Summer School
    Transforming Higher Education Professional Services
    Free University of Berlin, August 27 - September 1, 2017
    Now open for applications
  • HUMANE-EFMD Asia-Pacific School
    Managing international strategic partnerships in higher education
    University of Hong Kong, October 8-12, 2017
    Now open for applications
  • HUMANE-EFMD Winter School
    Developing the Leadership Potential of Senior University Managers
    Barcelona, March 19-24, 2017

HUMANE eNewsletter

HUMANE eNewsletter issue 1 (Winter 2017) is out now

HUMANE is delighted to announce that the first ever edition of its new 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. Plus 60 seconds with a HUMANE member - in this edition find out who wouldn't say no to a career in space...

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

 

HUMANE 20th Anniversary Conference, Paris (FR), June 9-10, 2017

Redefining university leadership in a volatile world

We are celebrating HUMANE’s 20th anniversary in Paris in June, 2017.  

Consistent with the global higher education challenges themes of recent annual conferences, the Paris Anniversary Conference will focus on Crisis leadership in universities in a globalised world.  The increased risk of violent incidents such as terrorist attacks, combined with the ubiquitous impact of social media and the 24-hour news cycle, mean that university leaders are often faced with existential crisis leadership challenges.  Most crises cannot be predicted; but the institutional response can be controlled.  Well led responses to crises in universities can have a lasting and positive impact on institutional culture and reputation. A poor response can saddle an institution with socio-cultural, political and economic problems for years to come.  

The confence will be hosted by College de France in collaboration with the recently established university and research community Paris Science et Lettres PSL.  

Registration is now open. For further information and to see who is eligible to attend please click on read more.

Study Visits in 2017 - Ghent University and the University of Helsinki

HUMANE is excited to announce the relaunch of the all-new Study Visit. Two Study Visits are planned for 2017:

Ghent University, May 7-9, 2017

Strategic leadership at the Ghent University: leadership and management re-configuration between faculties and central management. Programme now available and registration now open.

University of Helsinki, September 10-12, 2017

Rising from Ashes: re-imagining university functions after a financial crisis.  Programme now available and registration now open.

The Study Visit will be an intensive one-and-a-half-day engagement, with informal networking opportunities and plenty of opportunity for participative group work and discussion. 

HUMANE-EFMD Summer School, Berlin (DE) August 27 - September 1, 2017

Transforming Higher Education Professional Services

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

Now open for applications

HUMANE-EFMD Asia-Pacific School, Hong Kong, October 8-13, 2017

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

Managing international strategic partnerships in higher education

The aim of the School is to develop the leadership potential of senior managers in higher education involved or likely to be involved in major Asia-Pacific and European strategic partnerships by making them fully aware of:

  • The range of models and types of partnerships (at programme or institutional level; branch campuses);
  • The governance and management approaches associated with strategic partnerships, including frameworks for assessing risk and ensuring quality;
  • The implications of global strategic partnerships on professional services in universities (e.g. HR, IT, finances)

Now open for applications

HUMANE-EFMD Winter School, Barcelona, March 19-24, 2017

Developing the Leadership Potential of the Senior University Managers

The aim of the HUMANE-EFMD Winter School is to develop the leadership potential of fast-rising senior university managers by making them fully aware of:

  • The importance of integrating academic matters with finance, human resource and communication strategy in the elaboration of university strategy
  • The meaning of strategic management in a European and global context

Applications for the 2017 Edition is now closed. 

News from our Members & Partners

2017 EFMD Higher Education Research Conference - Call for Papers

Take the opportunity to share your research with colleagues from around the world. Submit your paper on Impact and interdisciplinarity in management education and research and attend the 2017 EFMD Higher Education Research Conference. This year’s conference will take place on 23-24 October in Leuven, Belgium, and will be hosted by KU Leuven.

The conference will focus on "Impact and interdisciplinarity in management education and research" under three tracks:

Track 1: Interdisciplinarity and the challenges for governance, incentive structures, faculty management, and autonomy/organisation of business schools and HEIs in general

Track 2: Interdisciplinarity and its impact in management education and research

Track 3: Innovations in management education and research

Target Group: Academics and researchers from management, higher education and related fields  

Call for papers:  Submit an outline paper which should highlight the central research questions, the core paper concepts and the nature of the research method (for research studies). Naturally, submissions may be complete papers if ready at the time of submission. Please indicate your preferred conference track. DEADLINE is 30 April 2017. The outline paper required is around 2000 words. You can find more information in the Call for papers

Strategic Partner

HUMANE has a strategic partnership with EFMD, a large global not for profit association of nearly 900 members (business schools, universities, public and private organisations) in 86 countries. EFMD promotes management education and higher education developments, and it organises a wide range of activities all open to HUMANE members. EFMD is well-known for its range of accreditation services for the business schools and their study programmes (EQUIS, EPAS, EOCCS and CLIP).   

EFMD is hosting the HUMANE Secretariat.   The Asia-Pacific School, Summer School and Winter School are joint ventures of the two associations.

Join HUMANE

HUMANE is a network of professional excellence which:

  • Provides rich opportunities for Heads of University Management and their staff to meet and exchange experiences, share good practice and facilitate innovation in Higher Education institutions.
  • Supports Heads of Administration as leaders within their organizations.
  • Disseminates knowledge and skills of high relevance for the administration of European Higher Education institutions.
  • Enhances operational leadership, day-to-day management, and administration as a profession crucial to the success of Higher Education institutions.
  • Reinforces the relationships between academic and administrative leadership in Higher Education institutions.
  • Provides advice to and works with European agencies to influence the development of efficient management procedures

HUMANE, the Heads of University Management & Administration Network in Europe, was set up in 1997 with the aim of grouping all heads of university administration in Europe in a network, devoted to professional development by sharing best practices. HUMANE received encouragement and initial financial support from the European Commission. Now, HUMANE is a non profit association registered in Belgium with the Secretariat based in Brussels. HUMANE has some 170 members from 26 different European countries. For further information go to the Join HUMANE page, download our leaflet or contact us at contact(at)humane.eu.