Rome Seminar Arthur Mettinger Introduction

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Rome Seminar Arthur Mettinger Introduction

  1. 1. WELCOME & INTRODUCTION Arthur Mettinger Vice Rector University of Vienna, AT President UNICA 2004-07
  2. 2. <ul><li>UNICA – European Network of Universities from the Capitals in Europe ( www.unica-network.eu ) </li></ul><ul><li>Brussels Education Services ( www.eduser.be ) </li></ul><ul><li>Host: Università di Roma “La Sapienza” </li></ul>The Consortium 3
  3. 3. <ul><li>institutional network (founded 1990) </li></ul><ul><li>42 member universities located in 30 capital cities </li></ul><ul><li>Member of EUA and EUA-CDE </li></ul><ul><li>Aims: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>- to promote academic excellence, integration & co-operation between member universities </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>- to be a driving force in the development of the Bologna process </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>- to facilitate the integration of universities from Central and Eastern Europe into the EHEA. </li></ul></ul>UNICA – Network of Universities from the Capital Cities of Europe 3
  4. 4. UNICA: major activities 3
  5. 5. <ul><li>Founded in January 2006 by two young professionals who have extensive experience in university networking and EU-funded projects </li></ul><ul><li>BES aims to promote inter-university cooperation </li></ul><ul><li>BES aims to foster university - society relations through international projects </li></ul>Brussels Education Services (BES) 3
  6. 6. <ul><li>Expert mediators between the worlds: - European level (EC, BFUG, networks, stakeholders,…) - national level (ministries, national BFUGs, Rectors’ Conf.) - institutional level </li></ul><ul><li>Key role in translating Bologna concepts & advising at national and institutional levels </li></ul><ul><li>Ability to “speak different languages” - university leadership - disciplinary experts - administrators </li></ul><ul><li>High level of knowledge & expertise </li></ul><ul><li>Good community (http://rome.bolognaexperts.net) </li></ul>Bologna Experts 3
  7. 7. <ul><li>Expand knowledge of new policies and characteristics of mobility in the EHEA </li></ul><ul><li>Gain new insights from examples of good practice and through colloborative learning </li></ul><ul><li>Acquire and share knowledge about how the Bologna Experts can help shaping policies in the field of mobility </li></ul><ul><li>Strengthen the feeling of being part of the Bologna Experts (virtual) community </li></ul>Making Mobility Happen: Major LOs 3

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