Heads of University Management & Administration Network in Europe

2021 Annual Conference Programme

Simultaneous translation French-English // English-French will be available
DAY ONE – Thursday, November 4  
Time Session Speaker
11:45 Registration and networking  
12:30 Buffet Lunch  
Defining the challenge and framing a response
13:30 Welcome to the Collège de France and introduction to the conference programme Professor Thomas Römer, Administrator of the Collège de France
13:45 The fundamentals of sustaining public trust in universities: promoting research integrity Professor Pierre Corvol, Honorary Administrator of the Collège de France & President of the Academy of Sciences
Global challenge, local contexts, varying responses
14:25 Case study #1: global scholarship and local citizenship: the challenge for research universities. The University of Cambridge Paul Mylrea, Special Adviser to the Vice-Chancellor, University of Cambridge
15:05 Coffee break  
15:30 Case study #2: building trust through public engagement in strategy development and execution. Politecnico di Torino Mahée Ferlini, Director of Strategy, Politecnico di Torino
16:10 Case study #3: sustaining public confidence in a new university: what works and what doesn’t? Aalto University, Finland Sirkku Linna, Director of Development, Aalto University
16:50 Wrapping up the day’s proceedings and practical information about the evening’s social events Facilitator
17:00 Depart for hotels  
20:00 Conference Dinner (details will be sent to registered participants)  
23:30 Return to hotels  
DAY TWO – Friday, November 5
Time Session Speaker
Defining the challenge and framing a response
09:00 Building public trust through the exercise of social responsibility: the role of higher education in solving big societal challenges Professor Jean-Marie Tarascon, Chair of Solid-State Chemistry and Energy, Collège de France
Global challenge, local contexts, varying responses
09:40 Case study #4: reforming public affairs organisational structures and addressing leadership and management and skills. The University of Helsinki Esa Hämäläinen, Director of Administration, University of Helsinki
10:20 Coffee break  
10:50 Case study #5: Trust in the institution: a powerful lever for change. Sorbonne University Jean-Christophe Erard, Director General, Sorbonne University

Facilitated Panel discussion

      • Maja Feldt, CoDAU Board Member, Director of Education & Student Services,
        University of Verona

      • Calluna Euving, Secretary General, University of Amsterdam, HUMANE Chair

      • Marianna Bom, Chief Financial Officer, Aalto University 

12:10 Closing remarks from the host and HUMANE

Marylène Meston de Ren, Collège de France & Ian Creagh, HUMANE

12:30 Buffet Lunch  
14:00 Close  

Note: the programme is subject to marginal change.

Important information:

HUMANE and Collège de France fully intend to deliver the Annual Conference in Paris. If however, public health restrictions associated with the Covid-19 pandemic require it to be postponed, participants will be notified with as much notice as possible.

Neither HUMANE nor the Collège de France are liable for any losses, accidents or damage to persons or objects during the Annual Conference in Paris. Participants attending the Annual Conference in Paris do so at their own risk and responsibility.