Heads of University Management & Administration Network Europe

HUMANE Autumn Seminar, Trinity College Dublin (IE), November 9-10, 2017

Managing the university campus: current challenges and future opportunities

Hosted by Trinity College, Dublin

As Europe’s universities have grown in scale over the past 30 years, the effective management of space has become a constant and complex challenge for university managers.  The demand for new and better space to accommodate innovative teaching, research and team-work, often with industry and business partners, is an acute challenge confronting us all.  This, combined with the need to re-think space and its management as a critical component of the student and staff experience, makes the challenge even more complex. The solutions can no longer be delivered by property departments alone; an integrated approach from different professional departments is the new normal.

Our Autumn seminar aims to deal with these knotty problems in a practical and innovative way. The programme brings together some fascinating case studies with contributions from a range of speakers from Ireland, the Netherlands, Norway, Denmark and the UK, as well as representatives from other sectors. With participants coming from as far away as Australia, our seminar offers an opportunity to share and listen to insights, successes and challenges in managing the contemporary university campus, from a multi-national perspective.

Professional staff working in estates and facilities, IT, benchmarking, organisational development and change management, and the student and staff experience would benefit from attending the seminar. It will be a great learning and networking experience for all of our members and their senior staff. 

The venue will be the historic campus of Trinity College Dublin.  Our host institution and HUMANE look forward to welcoming you to Dublin in the Autumn.

Please note: The HUMANE survey in December 2016  found that many members preferred events to be held over Thursday-Friday rather than Friday-Saturday.  As a result, the Autumn Seminar will take place on Thursday, 9 November and Friday, 10 November

Seminar Agenda subject to change - this link takes you to the current agenda

Who Can Attend?

This HUMANE Autumn Seminar is open to HUMANE members as well as members of  EFMD, AHUA or EUA. 

Winter School and Summer School alumni can also attend.

Seminar Fees

The Seminar Fee is € 550 . This includes catering within the seminar programme and any social events organised. 

Accompanying people are charged at € 80, this includes lunches on Thursday and Friday plus the dinner on Thursday but no admittance to the seminar 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 October to 1st November 2017 

100% applies from  2nd November 2017

Accommodation and Practical Information

Will be sent when available to participants upon registration.

Provisional Schedule - see also Seminar Agenda

Thursday 9 November: 

12:30 - 14:00 Registration and lunch

14:00 - 17:30 seminar sessions

19:30 HUMANE Dinner

Friday 10 November:

09:00 - 13:00 seminar sessions

13:00 lunch