CEU Event: "Dimensions of the European Higher Education Area" — IPF public seminar at Central European University in Budapest, Hungary
Yehuda Elkana, Rector of Central European University and IPF Group Advisor Vadim Volkov welcomed higher education experts attending a two-day IPF-sponsored public seminar in May featuring the fresh policy research of three International Policy Fellows from the IPF 2005-06 working group "Developing Socially responsible Elites and the Challenge of Higher Education Reform" (see http://www.policy.hu/themes05/elites/index.html).
Professor Volkov and CEU Academic Secretary Liviu Matei organized and participated in the event. Three panels focused on findings from each fellow's policy study, with senior respondents from Georgia, Russia and Serbia commenting on each study. The seminar concluded with an open panel discussion on "Bologna between East and West, optimism and skepticism."
The following draft policy studies resulting from the fellows' 2005-06 projects were discussed:
The participants and respondents included: Lali BAKRADZE, Program Director of Civil Society Institute, Georgia, Tbilisi; Andrew CARTWRIGHT, Research Fellow, Center for Policy Studies, CEU; Gennadiy GLADKOV, Deputy Vice Rector, Moscow State University for International Relations; Maria GOLUBEVA, IPF Fellow and Senior Researcher, Center for Public Policy, Providus, Latvia; Eva GONCZI, Ministerial Counsellor, Ministry of Education, Hungary; Sophie HOWLETT, IPF Fellow and Dean, Special and Extension Programs, CEU; Pamela KILPADI, IPF Program Manager; Gaso KNEZEVIC, IPF Fellow and Professor of Law, University of Belgrade, former Serbian Minister of Education and Sport; Tčnde KOVACS-CEROVIC, Senior Advisor, Roma Education Fund and Professor, University of Belgrade, former Deputy Minister of Education of Serbia; Marvin LAZERSON, Professor, University of Pennsylvania; Liviu MATEI, Academic Secretary, CEU; Oleksandr SHTOKVYCH, Open Society Institute Higher Education Support Program (HESP); IPF Group Advisor Vadim VOLKOV, Professor, St. Petersburg State University; Sergei YAKOVLEV, Professor, Higher School of Economics, Moscow.
Further information on the IPF Higher Education working group is available at http://www.policy.hu/themes05/elites/index.html
- The Bologna Process in Serbia: Opponents and Obstacles v. Proponents and Incentives. Gaso Knezevic
- The Bologna Process and the Former Soviet union: Present Trends, Future Policy. Sophia Howlett
- The Impact of International Donors on Humanities and Social Sciences: Lessons from Latvia. Maria Golubeva