Heads of University Management & Administration Network Europe

HUMANE 20th Anniversary Conference, June 9-10, Paris

Redefining university leadership in a volatile world

Hosted by the Collège de France and Paris Science et Lettres PSL

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

Registration is now open!

Speakers Include:

  • Prof. Pierre Rosanvallon, the famous French intellectual and historian, and Named Professor at the Collège de France
  • Prof. Baroness Alison Wolfe, Sir Roy Griffiths Professor of Public Sector Management, King’s College London
  • Prof. Patrick Lagadec, international consultant in the field of crisis intelligence and leadership
  • Dr. Cécile Wendling, Head of Foresight R&D at AXA and visiting researcher at Science Po
  • Mr Stuart Bell, Chief Executive of Oxford Health Foundation Trust
  • Ms Emily Hough, Editor in Chief of the Crisis Response Journal 
  • Ms Ann Fust, Executive Director, Swedish Research Council 
  • Prof. Edward Deverell, Assistant Professor at the Swedish National Defence College and research fellow at CRISMART.

Who Can Attend?

This HUMANE Annual Conference is open to all HEI professionals from institutions belonging to either HUMANE, EFMD, AHUA or EUA.

Conference Fees

The Conference Fee is € 650 . This includes catering within the Conference programme and any social events organised. The social programme will be announced shortly.

Accompanying people are charged at € 160, this includes lunches, dinners and the social programme but no admittance to the Conference sessions. 

Upon registration you will receive a confirmation letter and invoice. Please wait until you receive the invoice before arranging the payment.

Cancellation fees

Cancellation fees will be applied as follows:

50% applies from 19th May to 1st June 2017 

100% applies from  2nd June 2017

Accommodation and Practical Information

Will be sent to participants upon registration.

Conference Leaflet

Download a flyer here

Provisional Seminar Schedule

Friday 9 June: 

(08:30 - 10:00 Round Table meeting for members of the Round Table only)

10:00 - 12:30 first Conference session

12:30 - 14:00 lunch

14:00 - 17:30 second Conference session

19:30 HUMANE Gala Anniversary Dinner

Saturday 10 June

09:00 - 13:00 third Conference session

13:00 lunch followed by free time in Paris

18:00 Garden Party