• Spring Seminar: The leadership of people, knowledge and change:
    the contribution of 'the administration' to institutional sustainability
    Università degli Studi di Roma "Tor Vergata", Frascati, Rome
    April 7-8, 2017
  • 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 Spring Seminar, Frascati, Rome (IT), April 7-8, 2017

The leadership of people, knowledge and change: the contribution of ‘the administration’ to institutional sustainability

As announced in our eNewsletter the first HUMANE Seminar of 2017 will be held at the University of Rome Tor Vergata’s historic Villa Mondragone located in the picturesque town of Frascati in the Alban Hills on the south eastern outskirts of Rome. 

The seminar theme aims to share practice and explore new ways in which professional services are contributing to the sustainability of European universities.

Whether it is new and innovative ways of working, organising and delivering service functions; deploying advanced programme management techniques to ensure more effective delivery of complex capital and IT projects; sophisticated energy management; or creating a high performance culture among professional staff, the so called ‘administration’ plays an ever-increasingly important role in ensuring institutional sustainability.

We’re assembling an energetic, experienced and varied group of speakers to share their honest experience of leading change in their service domains to contribute to their institution’s future sustainability. 

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

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

University of Helsinki - ISEW Club

 

The University of Helsinki announces a new initiative for its International Staff Exchange Week (ISEW) The ISEW Club is a two-day workshop offering a targeted platform for networking, benchmarking and sharing best practices with peers. It focuses on themes that are necessary for any HE organization  - it aims to enhance knowledge and develop the provision of services in a professional yet relaxed setting!

ISEW Club for Institutional Research takes place in April 27-28, 2017 and is free of charge, participants are responsible for their travel and accommodation costs only. It is targeted to specialists and senior managers working in this field to share their expertise in issues e.g.

  • The route from data to operation: how to find good Indicators for strategic planning and follow up? What are the steering models in different countries?
  • Experiences of the impact of the rankings to the decision making in universities
  • Function and role of institutional research in universities
  • Tools and methods for data acquisition

For more information contact: Nina Aremo

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.