Heads of University Management & Administration Network in Europe

Seminars, Webinars and Conferences in 2024

Throughout their history, universities have always relied extensively on data to drive decisions and shape academic strategies. Today digital innovation offers many new ways to make data-driven decisions. These advancements have profound implications for data autonomy and they pose real risks to universities.

The seminar will explore the benefits and (legal) risks of analytics for teaching and learning and the use of artificial intelligence; both are transforming the educational sphere. Participants will gain a better understanding of these latest developments and associated challenges to shape the future of European higher education.

Public trust in Higher Education is decreasing. Governments, the general public but also the private sector are doubting the capacity of universities to deliver. We are seen as self-centered, relying on public funding yet failing to demonstrate sufficient economic, social and societal impact.

As a sector we need to enhance our brand and value proposition to regain public confidence and be more future-proof. How can universities develop new business and operating models to be more agile and creative as organisations? How can we design more relevant and flexible educational pathways for (lifelong) learners and the labour market? How can we contribute to the fourth technology-driven Industrial Revolution through our research and innovation to drive change in society?

We need to attract, develop and retain high skilled people and talent to make profound changes in our universities, transforming education and research. We need to invest in capital infrastructure to build capability to address the challenges of our times. How can we do this?

The programme will develop the management capacity of those involved in internationalisation, enhancing their skills to cultivate strong strategic international partnerships based on robust evaluation.

It will be structured around the following key components:

  • Understanding the current drivers in international partnerships and different responses by institutions based on their different contexts 
  • Learning techniques, methods and practical tools to assess partnerships (working with value mapping, stakeholder register, power & influence methodology, KPIs) 
  • Reflecting and considering best approaches to evaluate your own partnerships in your institutions.