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Contemporary Threats and Opportunities

Proceedings of the Conference of the Magna Charta Observatory 15-16 September 2011
Contemporary Threats and Opportunities 2011

 

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Foreword
Ivano Dionigi, Rector
University of Bologna

 

Opening Address  
Üstün Ergüder, President of the Council
Magna Charta Observatory, Bologna

 

Highlights of the Observatory Activities
Öktem Vardar, Secretary General
Magna Charta Observatory, Bologna

 

Keynote Address of the Conference
Hans van Ginkel, Honorary Professor
Utrecht University, Netherlands

 

Report from the US: Impacts on Academic Freedom
and Autonomy of Accreditation, State Quality 
Assurance Processes, and the Rating Game
Robert Berdahl, Professor Emeritus
University of Maryland, USA

 

Quality Assurance: Friend or Foe?
Peter Williams, ENQA and Former Chief Executive
QAA, UK

 

Do Rankings Do What They Claim to Do?
Is it Time to Move Beyond Rankings? 
Ellen Hazelkorn, Vice-President
Dublin Institute of Technology, Ireland

 

Rankings and Institutional Autonomy  
Gero Federkeil, Vice-President IREG – Observatory
On Academic Rankings and Excellence – Centre for 
Higher Education Development, Germany

 

Quality Assessment in Italian Higher Education
Fiorella Kostoris, Governing Council
Italian Quality Assurance Agency – ANVUR, Rome

 

Can quality assurance harm Academic Freedom?
A Short Case Study from Germany
Jens Jungblut, Member of the Council
Magna Charta Observatory, Bologna

 

Does Quality Assurance Threaten Institutional
Autonomy and Academic Freedom?
Colin Tück, Director European Quality Assurance
Register for Higher Education – EQAR, Brussels

 

Does Quality Assurance Threaten Institutional
Autonomy and Academic Freedom?
Judith Eaton, President
Council for Higher Education Accreditation, USA

 

Defining Quality
Lee Harvey, Professor Emeritus
Copenhagen Business School, Denmark

 

Institutional Autonomy and Academic Freedom in Light
of the new Conditions under which Higher Education Operates
Martina Vukasovic, Member of the Council
Magna Charta Observatory, Bologna

 

Keynote Address of the Ceremony
Romano Prodi, Economist, formerly President of the 
European Commission and Italian President of the Council of Ministers

 

Concluding Remarks  
Üstün Ergüder, President of the Council
Magna Charta Observatory, Bologna

 

Final Greetings
Fabio Roversi-Monaco, Honorary President
Magna Charta Observatory, Bologna

 

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