Forum Tracks

Responsibility of Higher Education Systems: What? Why? How?

The Forum will be hosted by the Leiden University in Leiden, the Netherlands

The 41st EAIR Forum addresses the responsibility of higher education systems in three main questions: What? Why? How?. We are looking for answers on pressing questions, on experiences of universities, their members and their stakeholders, on lessons learned, discussions and exchange about the topic of responsibility of the Higher Education System.

The tracks of this conference allow a variety of perspectives on this subject. This makes it possible to recognize the diverse excellence of the higher education system and higher education institutions worldwide.

Responsible Governance

The focus in this Track lies on:

  • External and internal governance takes over responsibility
  • How should a governance be designed to be able to take over responsibility
  • For whom shall governance take over responsibility
Responsible Management

The focus in this Track lies on:

  • HEI management needs structures and resources to take over responsibility
  • Management is responsible for students, staff and research
Quality Management for responsible Higher Education

The focus in this Track lies on:

  • Quality Management is responsible to keep the HEI moving
Responsible Teaching and Learning

The focus in this Track lies on:

  • Students have to be educated for labor market and for academia
  • Students have to be trained to meet the global and societal challenges
  • Industry 4.0 needs new teaching methods
  • Digitalization reached daily living, but is not really covered in the teaching and learning formats
Institutional Research for Responsibility

The focus in this Track lies on:

  • Profiles and positioning of HEI
  • Make Higher Education System fit for the future
  • Different types of higher education for different responsibilities
Responsibility for Continuous Professional Development

The focus in this Track lies on:

  • Teach the teacher
  • Future of professional development
  • Lifelong learning
Responsibility of Higher Education for the Society and Labor Market

The focus in this Track lies on:

  • Higher education has to transfer knowledge, technology and ideas
  • HEI’s have to be open minded for the needs and requirements of society and industry
  • Students have to be educated for the labor market
Responsibility for Internationalization

The focus in this Track lies on:

  • The world became smaller
  • Questions have to be answered globally
  • Staff and students should be trained with regard to international working spaces and international co-working
Responsibility of (Applied) Research

The focus in this Track lies on:

  • Global challenges have to be faced
  • Research is not only pure research or applied research; a mixture of both is necessary
  • Research does not only take place within HEI’s
  • Interdisciplinarity and Transdisciplinarity
Responsibility for an Innovative Future

The focus in this Track lies on:

  • The success of the future lies in the present
  • What are the coming future challenges
  • How to take over responsibility today for things which are not known yet?