Heads of University Management & Administration Network in Europe

2021 Annual Conference Programme

DAY ONE – Thursday, November 4 
Morning sessions
10:00Registration and networking 
10:30Welcome to the Collège de FranceDirector and Chair of Professors, Collège de France
Theme: defining the challenge and framing a response
10:50Setting the scene: the state of public trust in universities over the past 10 yearsTo be confirmed
11:30Setting the scene: the role of the pandemic in rebuilding public trust in universities. Will the renaissance last?To be confirmed
12:10Plenary sessionFacilitator-led discussion
12:30Lunch and networking 
Afternoon sessions
Theme: global challenge, local context, varying responses
13:40Global scholarship and local citizenship: the challenge for research universities. The case of Cambridge UniversityPaul Mylrea, University of Cambridge
14:20The role of universities in solving societal challenges: climate change and the UN’s sustainable development goalsTo be confirmed
15:00Coffee break 
15:30Sustaining public confidence: reforming public affairs organisational structures and addressing leadership and management and skills. The case of the University of HelsinkiEsa Hämäläinen, University of Helsinki
16:10Sustaining public confidence: what works and what doesn’t?  The Aalto University experienceSirkku Linna, Aalto University
16:50Plenary sessionFacilitator-led discussion
17:00Depart for hotels 
19:00Drinks reception and dinner 
21:00Return to hotels 
DAY TWO – Friday, November 5
Theme: integrating strategic communications, issue management & public affairs to achieve impact
09:00Italian university case studyTo be confirmed
09:40The role of leadership, communications and public affairs in building public trust. To be confirmed
10:20Coffee break 
10:50Case studyTo be confirmed
11:30Workshop: building an integrated strategic communications and public affairs capability and responseFacilitator-led workshop. Groups to report back to plenary.
12:10Plenary session: key lessons from the seminar and workshops for strategic communications and public affairs strategy, policy, organisation & management, and skills development for the future

Facilitator and host- institution representative

12:30Lunch and networking 

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.