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 
11:45Registration and networking 
12:30Buffet Lunch 
Defining the challenge and framing a response
13:30Welcome to the Collège de France and introduction to the conference programmeProfessor Thomas Römer, Administrator of the Collège de France
13:45The fundamentals of sustaining public trust in universities: promoting research integrityProfessor Pierre Corvol, Honorary Administrator of the Collège de France & President of the Academy of Sciences
Global challenge, local contexts, varying responses
14:25Case study #1: reforming public affairs organisational structures and addressing leadership and management and skills. The University of HelsinkiEsa Hämäläinen, Director of Administration, University of Helsinki
15:05Coffee break 
15:30Case study #2: global scholarship and local citizenship: the challenge for research universities. The University of CambridgePaul Mylrea, Director of Communications, University of Cambridge
16:10Case study #3: sustaining public confidence in a new university: what works and what doesn’t? Aalto University, FinlandSirkku Linna, Director of Development, Aalto University
16:50Wrapping up the day’s proceedings and practical information about the evening’s social eventsFacilitator
17:00Depart for hotels 
19:00Drinks reception and  Conference Dinner 
21:30Return to hotels 
DAY TWO – Friday, November 5
Defining the challenge and framing a response
09:00Building public trust through the exercise of social responsibility: the role of higher education in solving big societal challengesProfessor Jean-Marie Tarascon, Chair of Solid-State Chemistry and Energy, Collège de France
Global challenge, local contexts, varying responses
09:40Case study #4: building trust through public engagement in strategy development and execution. Politecnico di TorinoMahée Ferlini, Director of Strategy, Politecnico di Torino
10:20Coffee break 
10:50Case study #5: Trust in the institution: a powerful lever for change. Sorbonne UniversityJean-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 

12:10Closing remarks from the host and HUMANE

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

12:30Buffet Lunch 

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.