Heads of University Management & Administration Network in Europe

HUMANE Training Programme

Cultivating strong international strategic partnerships between universities: Practising robust partnership evaluation
Monday, 30 September 2024

TIME

SESSION

SPEAKER / MODERATOR

THEME: The context of international partnerships

13:30

Registration – Coffee & Tea on arrival

14:00

Introduction and welcome

Nadine Burquel, Director General, HUMANE, BE

14:15

Reimagining strategic international partnerships in higher education

New models, geopolitical issues, the mobility dilemma with internationalisation, climate mitigation and sustainability

15:00

International strategic partnerships in their contexts

The context of international strategic partnerships and how it influences your evaluation: history, rationale, goals, ambitions, activities, strategy and implementation

Main drivers and concrete examples

  • The University of Sydney
  • The University of Helsinki

Niki Vermeulen, Professor and Director International, School of Social and Political Science, The University of Edinburgh, UK; Amanda Sayan, Director of Global Research Engagement, The University of Sydney, AU; Anna-Maria Salmi, Head of Services, International Affairs, The University of Helsinki, FI

16:00

Coffee break

16:30

Case-based work in small groups: Discussing the rationale, drivers, approaches to develop strategic  international partnerships

Cases from the EVALUATE handbook and others, including European University Alliances

Facilitated by:

Nadine Burquel, Director General, HUMANE, BE; Amanda Sayan, Director of Global Research Engagement, The University of Sydney, AU

17:45

Close of the day’s sessions

Nadine Burquel, Director General, HUMANE, BE; Amanda Sayan, Director of Global Research Engagement, The University of Sydney, AU

18:00

Return to hotels

19:00

Dinner

Tuesday, 1 October 2024

TIME

SESSION

SPEAKER / MODERATOR

THEME: Leading powerful partnership strategies: from analysis to action – Methods, tools, institutional examples and cases

09:00

Brief overview of the EVALUATE framework

Niki Vermeulen, Professor and Director International, School of Social and Political Science, The University of Edinburgh, UK; Leonie van Drooge, Evaluation expert, NL

09:20

Designing the evaluation: evaluation questions, the methods and the tools: Evaluating your partnerships with a robust approach

Collecting data and evidence; formulating a judgement; relating partnerships to wider university strategies and policies; partnership strategy phasing)

Johanna Kolhinen, Head of Services at Research Services, The University of Helsinki, FI

10:30

Coffee break

11:00

Case-based work in small groups: practising evaluation methods and tools in small groups

Jake Broadhurst, Senior Partnerships Advisor, The University of Edinburgh, UK; Johanna Kolhinen, Head of Services at Research Services, The University of Helsinki, FI

12:00

Evaluate your own strategic international partnerships (including European University Alliances)

Niki Vermeulen, Professor and Director International, School of Social and Political Science, The University of Edinburgh, UK; Leonie van Drooge, Evaluation expert, NL

13:00

Lunch

14:00

Aligning strategic partnerships at The University of Sydney

Amanda Sayan, Director of Global Research Engagement, The University of Sydney, AU

14:45

Multistakeholder engagement and management at University College Dublin

16:30

Further work in small groups on your own cases

Niki Vermeulen, Professor and Director International, School of Social and Political Science, The University of Edinburgh, UK; Leonie van Drooge, Evaluation expert, NL

18:00

Close of the day’s sessions

19:00

Dinner

Wednesday, 2 October 2024

TIME

SESSION

SPEAKER / MODERATOR

THEME: Leading strategic partnerships

09:00

How to become a leader in your strategic partnerships with international partners: The University of Helsinki and Edinburgh partnership

Jake Broadhurst, Senior Partnerships Advisor, The University of Edinburgh, UK; Anna-Maria Salmi, Head of Services, International Affairs, The University of Helsinki, FI

09:45

Case-based group work – Lessons learnt about leading your strategic partnerships

Jake Broadhurst, Senior Partnerships Advisor, The University of Edinburgh, UK; Amanda Sayan, Director of Global Research Engagement, The University of Sydney, AU

11:00

Coffee break

11:30

Building capacity and resources in professional services to evaluate your partnerships

Anna-Maria Salmi, Head of Services, International Affairs, The University of Helsinki, FI; Johanna Kolhinen, Head of Services at Research Services, University of Helsinki, FI

12:30

Group presenting – reflecting on your case study work during the programme – Final takeaways

13:30

Closing lunch

Note: the programme is subject to marginal change.

Important information:

HUMANE and Leiden University fully intend to deliver the HUMANE Training Programme. If however, restrictions require it to be postponed, participants will be notified with as much notice as possible.

Neither HUMANE and leiden University are liable for any losses, accidents or damage to persons or objects during the HUMANE Training Programme. Participants attending the HUMANE Training Programme do so at their own risk and responsibility.