IREG Forum:

National University Rankings on the Rise

organized by:
IREG Observatory on Academic Ranking and Excellence
and
Academic Ranking and Rating Agency (ARRA), Slovak Republic

under auspicies:

Ministry of Education, Science, Research and Sport, Slovak Rebuplic

in cooperation with:
Comenius University in Bratislava

Bratislava, 10-11 October 2011
Venue: Comenius University Auditorium

AGENDA

(Status as 3 October 2011)

Sunday, 9 October 2011

Whole day Arrival of participants

16.00 - 18.00 IREG Ranking Audit experts meeting (closed meeting at Austria Trend Hotel)

19.30 - 22.00 Welcome Reception (Location: Austria Trend Hotel)

Monday, 10 October 2011

8.30 - 9.00 Registration

9.00 – 10.00 Opening Session

Speakers:

  • Jan Sadlak, President of IREG Observatory (opening remarks )
  • Ferdinand Devinsky, Board Member, Academic Ranking and Rating Agency (ARRA), Slovak Republic
  • Karol Micieta, Rector, Comenius University in Bratislava, Slovak Republic

Keynote speaker: Eugen Jurzyca, Minister of Education, Science, Research and Sport, Slovak Republic

10.00 – 11.30 First Session : Origins and trends in national rankings

Chair: Ying Cheng, Executive Director, World-Class Universities Study Centre, Graduate School of Education, Jiao Tong University in Shanghai, China

Speakers:

Discussion

11.30 - 12.00 Coffee Break

12.00 - 13.30 Second Session : Evolution and new initiatives in national rankings – state of the art in 2011

Chair: Paul Serban Agachi, President of the Academic Council, Babes-Bolyai University in Cluj-Napoca, Romania

Speakers:

Discussion

13.30 - 15.00 Lunch

15.00 - 16.30 Third Session: Evolution and new initiatives in national rankings – state of the art in 2011 (continuation)

Chair: Boguslaw Smolski, former Director, National Centre for Research and Development, Poland

Speakers:

Discussion

16.30 - 16.45 Coffee Break

16.45 - 18.15 Fourth Session : Role of rankings in national educational systems

Chair: Thomas D. Parker , Senior Associate, Institut for Higher Education Policy (IHEP), USA

Speakers:

Discussion

20.00 Conference Gala Diner (Location: Austria Trend Hotel)

Tuesday, 11 October 2011

9.00 - 10.30 Fifth Session : Methodology issues of national and international rankings

Chair: Waldemar Siwiński, Vice-President of IREG Observatory; President, Perspektywy Education Foundation, Poland

Speakers:

Discussion

10.30 - 11.00 Coffee Break

11.00 - 12.30 Sixth Session : IREG Ranking Audit – setting the standards while increasing reliability

Chair: Klaus Hüfner, Coordinator of IREG Ranking Audit; Professor Emeritus, Free University of Berlin, Germany

Co-Chair: Gero Federkeil, Vice-President of IREG Observatory; Manager in charge of Rankings, CHE - Centre for Higher Education, Germany

Panel of Auditors:

  • Carla Cauwenberghe, Senior Inspector, the Dutch Inspectorate for Education, the Netherlands
  • Stanislaw Chwirot, Dean, Faculty of Physics, Astronomy and Applied Informatics, Nicolaus Copernicus University in Torun (former Chairman of the Polish University Accreditation Council), Poland
  • Tom Parker, Senior Associate, Institute for Higher Education Policy (IHEP), USA

Discussion

12.30 - 13.00 Closing Remarks

Jan Sadlak, President of IREG Observatory

13.00 Farewell lunch

13.30 - 15.00 IREG Observatory Executive Committee Meeting ( closed session )

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