Heads of University Management & Administration Network in Europe


Based on feedback from participants in our residential schools, HUMANE is developing a series of professional pathways programmes

These programmes aim to enable staff working in the same or similar professional disciplines to think about the big issues facing higher education today and in the longer term, build their global professional networks to share good practice and ideas, and to provide a stimulating environment where they have the opportunity to learn new skills to contribute to their professional and personal development.

Previous Programmes

General Administrators – February 25-26, 2019

Adapt or die: the power of the generalist in a world of change

Hosted by the University of Edinburgh (UK)

Contemporary European universities are living through an era of profound transformational change. This will favour those best able to understand emerging trends and adapt to them effectively. Nature suggests that this should favour the generalist over the specialist: the most adaptable rather than the strongest. Will this be true of university administration as well? And what will it take to reach the top?

This development programme will be of particular interest to generalist administrators ambitious to progress: to academic registrars, faculty managers, student service providers, institutional planners, senior governance officers and their staff.