Heads of University Management & Administration Network in Europe

2023 HUMANE Events

January
19

Amsterdam invitation only seminar

Hosted by the University of Amsterdam, 19-20 January

Post-pandemic triumphs, tribulations, and temptations: reimagining the university for a new era

HUMANE, in combination with our partner EAB, is holding this special workshop event for Heads of Administration members of HUMANE only and other invited guests.

This two day seminar-workshop will provide an intimate, participative environment where you can share, and receive information in confidence. Our programme will canvass experiences about what’s worked, what’s failed and what the prospects are for success now that we are on the other side of the pandemic

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March
23

Padova spring seminar

Hosted by the University of Padova, 23-24 March

Bridging the past and future: developing the next generation of 21st century university leaders

In partnership with our host the University of Padova which is celebrating its 800th anniversary, HUMANE’s Spring Seminar will get to grips with contemporary practice in organisation, and leadership and management development in our universities.

In addition to HUMANE’s named members, other members of staff from member institutions, and our Residential School alumni in particular, are welcome to attend this programme.

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March
26

Barcelona winter school

Hosted by UPF-BSM, Barcelona, 26-31 March

(Barcelona School of Management – University Pompeu Fabra)

Achieving lasting change in internationalisation strategy and policy

HUMANE’s Barcelona Winter School is an intensive, hands-on, peer learning experience, themed around achieving lasting changes in policy and strategy.

It is designed to extend your change management skills, broaden your international professional networks and enhance your personal impact.

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April
16

Bologna professional pathways programme

Hosted by the Università di Bologna, 16-19 April

Developing the next generation of senior professional leaders

Then HUMANE’s pathways programme for senior leadership development might just be the vehicle to help you make that next big step to become the most senior administrative professional in your university.

Our programme is designed to be an intensive, immersive learning experience where you will work in multi-disciplinary teams over a period of 10 months.

It will entail two short, concentrated residentials at the Università di Bologna, one on 16-19 April 2023 and another one on 19-20 February 2024. In between the residentials, you will attend several formal and informal online sessions.

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May
08

Konstanz study visit

Hosted by Universität Konstanz, 8-9 May

Partnering with our students to achieve more sustainable universities

In this year’s edition of HUMANE’s Sustainability Summit, we will be partnering with our host, the University of Konstanz, to explore what they, and other institutions are doing to engage their student bodies in meaningful partnerships. The aim is to deliver a peer learning programme to explore the different methods being used to achieve ‘change that sticks’ in implementing sustainability and social responsibility strategies.

The programme will be highly participative, with students playing an integral role in the event. Sessions will be a blend of plenary sessions and workshops in small groups, with several other European universities as well as other organisations working with universities presenting their case studies.

In addition to HUMANE’s named members, other members of staff from member institutions, and our Residential School alumni in particular, are welcome to attend this programme. The programme will commence with a convivial and informal welcome dinner on the evening of the 7th of May.

More information will follow, but in the meantime, save the date.

June
14

Barcelona annual conference

Hosted by the ESCI-UPF, Barcelona, 14-16 June

(School of International Business – Universitat Pompeu Fabra)

Leading together: academic leaders and professional service leaders addressing global societal challenges

In partnership with the European University Association (EUA)

The World Economic Forum sees climate failure, growing social divides and a volatile economic recovery as the highest risks of our times. The world has never changed at such a pace, with technology and Artificial Intelligence driving major transformations. This demands massive upskilling for the green and digital economy and significant research and innovation to adapt to the fourth industrial revolution.

Universities have the potential to be major players in these changes and support economic and societal growth. Yet to do so they need extensive leadership capacity, as well as highly skilled academic and professional leaders to steer strategic agendas and create sustainable societal impact.

The conference will look at external and internal challenges, the drivers to leverage change, new governance, leadership and organisational models. These will be illustrated by cases of institutional journeys in universities.

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September
10

Berlin summer school

Hosted by the Freie Universität Berlin, 10-15 September

Leading the transformation of professional services in our universities

HUMANE’s Berlin Summer School, is an intensive, hands-on, peer learning experience, themed around transformation – designing it, delivering and making sure it sticks.

The programme is delivered by senior experts from around Europe and further afield, with participants working on case studies in multi-disciplinary teams.

It is designed to be a game-changing professional development experience.

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September
24

Sydney study visit

Hosted by the Australian Catholic University, 24-29 September

Exploring developments in Australian higher education

We are delighted to be able to confirm that the Sydney study visit will take place in 2023 after being cancelled due to the pandemic. All previous registrants’ attendance has been re-confirmed.

The programme will dig into the detail of the success of Australian universities, comprising visits to three very different types of institutions in Sydney, themed around global engagement strategy and practice, operational services transformation and infrastructure development and delivery.

The study visit offers unparalleled networking opportunities for Heads of Administration and other senior staff, providing an insight into one of the world’s most successful HE systems.

More information will follow, but in the meantime, save the date.

October
24

Toulouse autumn seminar

Hosted by the Toulouse School of Economics, Université Toulouse Capitole, 24-25 October

Exploring developments in enterprise and innovation in European universities

Our programme will be focused on enterprise and innovation, themes that have moved to the centre ground of most European universities’ strategies.

In addition to HUMANE’s named members, other members of staff from member institutions, and our Residential School alumni in particular, are welcome to attend this programme.

More information will follow, but in the meantime, save the date.

November
12

Kuala Lumpur transnational partnerships school

Hosted by the University of Nottingham, Malaysia, 12-17 November

Transnational partnership developments and delivery

The University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus opened in September 2000. It was the first ever branch campus of a British University established outside the UK. Since then several other international branch campuses have been established, such that Kuala Lumpur is now a major transnational HE hub in SE Asia.

Whilst based at the University of Nottingham’s Business School in Kuala Lumpur, the Transnational Partnerships School will entail visits to other transnational campuses as well as expose participants to experts who are at the heart of SE Asia’s astonishing higher education growth story.

More information will follow, but in the meantime, save the date.

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