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The Program

Managing University Autonomy in terms of Research

University of Bologna Rectorate
Via Zamboni 33

14-16 September 2003


Sunday 14 September 2003

Afternoon : Arrival of participants

Registration at the hotel

Free Dinner

Monday 15 September 2003

The Conference on University Autonomy & Research

Aula Absidale di Santa Lucia
Università di Bologna
Via Castiglione 36

Welcome and opening remarks
(Fabio Roversi-Monaco – Ulrike Felt)

The expectations and support of Government
(Lucio Stanca – Minister for Innovation & Technologies)


Coffee break

The Expectations & Support of Private Funders
(Corrado Passera – CEO Banca Intesa BCI)

The Expectations & Support of Private Industry
(Klaus Müller – Head of Science & Technology Relations - Hoffmann – La Roche, Basel)

Panel with press representatives



Partners in research: balancing creativity and responsibility. Case studies on Microsoft, Intel and startups
(Ian Leslie – Head of the Department of Computer Science - Cambridge University)

Young people and research (university point of view, by those who are doing the research work, post-graduates or postdocs, and who have to define themselves vis-à-vis those proposing research topics of their own interest, be they public authorities or economical powers)
Panel facilitated by Ulrike Felt – Institute for the Sociology of Science – University of Vienna

Coffee break

Concluding panel with members of the Observatory


Gala dinner

Tuesday 16 September 2003

The Ceremony for the Magna Charta day

Aula Magna, Santa Lucia - Via Castiglione 36

Welcome and introductory remarks
(Ken Edwards & Pier Ugo Calzolari)


Research and Autonomy – the academies’ point of view

Signing the Magna Charta

Presentation of the Carmine Romanzi Prize on University Fundamental Values
(Eric Froment)

Closing remarks
(Fabio Roversi-Monaco)


Closing lunch

Afternoon : Departure of participants


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