Heads of University Management & Administration Network Europe

HUMANE 2018 Annual Conference - Programme

 Retaining public trust in universities in a post truth world

(Programme subject to marginal change)


Day one

Welcome and Introduction to the HUMANE Conference


University Director Susanne Wallmark and 

HUMANE Chair Esa Hämäläinen

What is so high about higher education in a post-truth world?

Kersten Tham, Vice-Chancellor, Malmö University

Communications: making the switch from transmit to receive.  Do we really know what the public expects of universities? 

Hans ten Brinke, Communications Strategist, Mappa Consult 

Lunch and networking 

Reachout: widening access and participation in HE among non-traditional, underrepresented groups

Cecilia Christersson, Pro Vice-Chancellor (Global engagement and widening participation)

Public engagement: the refugee labour market integration conundrum. What do we know?

Pieter Bevelander, Professor of International Migration and Ethnic Relations.

Rhetoric verses reality: developments in post-truth political activism and how to deal with it

Chris Cobb, Pro Vice Chancellor (Operations), University of London

Coffee break and networking

Partnership with government and business to aid regional development  

Ilmar Reepalu, former Chairman of the Municipal Board, Malmö

Knowledge and understanding in a post-truth world

Troed Troedson, futurologist and trendwatcher

Social programme: HUMANE annual conference dinner, Dinner Malmö Rådhus (The old Town House)

Day two

The challenge of retaining and sustaining public trust 

Wilhelm Krull, Secretary General, Volkswagen Foundation 

Crisis communications in a digital world: managing public trust

Jesper Falkheimer, Professor of Strategic Communication, Lund University

Public engagement and public affairs: managing public trust in a global city context  

Deborah Bull, Assistant Principal (London), King’s College London

The lessons for leadership in establishing a credible public affairs voice: a Student Union perspective 

Jannica Aalto, Secretary General, University of Helsinki Student Union

Tone at the top: leadership, healing and public trust in the wake of organisational crisis 

Per Bengtsson, University Director, Karolinska Institute

Lunch and networking 

Social programme 

·       Canal tour

·       Swedish Midsummer celebration, High Court, Malmöhusvägen