Heads of University Management & Administration Network Europe

HUMANE Annual Conference - Munich

Supporting and creating impactnew challenges, new opportunities for research and innovation management in European universities

Hosted by Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München

Note: this a provisional programme and is subject to marginal change




Lead speaker


Day one, Friday June 14






Buffet lunch and networking 



Welcome and introduction to the conference

Christoph Mülke, Vice President for Finance and Administration, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München


Theme one: supporting and creating impact: global trends in policy and practice



Creating and assessing impact: research and innovation policy and funding trends

Prof. Heikki Mannila, President of the Academy of Finland, the funding body for scientific research in Finland



European policy trends and likely future directions  

Robert-Jan Smits, Chairman of Eindhoven University of Technology’s Board and former Director General of Research and Innovation at the European Commission



The impact assessment wars in the UK and the Research Excellence Framework

David Sweeney, Executive Chairman of Research England



Coffee break and networking 



Autonomy for researchers or for the institutions? Impact and excellence - a perspective from Sweden

Ann Fust, Executive Director of the Swedish Research Council


Theme two: the impact of impact on institutional research and innovation strategy and management 



Measuring social and economic impact: dead ends and new departures

Prof. Luc Soete, former Rector Magnificus of Maastricht University



Close of day one.  Return to hotels 




Drinks reception 



HUMANE Annual Conference Dinner at the Seehaus Restaurant in the Englischen Garten


Day 2, Saturday June 15

Theme two continued….



The impact of impact strategy on institutional research and innovation management support

Prof. Reza Razavi, Vice President & Vice-Principal (Research), King's College London and Director of Research at King’s Health Partners



The impact of impact on talent management strategy and practice 

Dr Korinna Strobel, Director of Strategy, Helmholtz Association, Berlin



Coffee break 


Theme three: policy and strategy support challenges arising from the impact agenda: public communications and engagement; and impact data capture, management and assessment



Panel discussion: Public communications and engagement: escaping the echo chamber 

Julia Wandt, Director of Communications and Marketing, University of Konstanz

Tom Molloy, Director of Public Affairs and Communications, Trinity College Dublin



Panel discussion:

The challenges posed by the assessment of impact for institutional research management operations

Using the stick and the carrot: how hard can it be to capture and measure societal and economic impact in a Research Information System?


Arnold Boon, Director of Administration, Aarhus University


Henrik S. Rasmussen, Director Open Platforms, Research Products, Elsevier



Closing plenary session 






Buffet lunch

Social Programme- after lunch there is a short tour of LMU’s main building and the moving White Rose memorial exhibition which commemorates the White Rose Student Resistance. after which participants will be free to wander around Munich’s City Foundation Festival to celebrate its 861st birthday and which takes places over the weekend of 15 and 16 June. 

Saturday evening - an informal drinks reception and dinner at a traditional Bavarian beer garden and restaurant.