1st Series of LEAD Workshops, 22-23 March 2016, Brussels



LEAD Workshops were held on 22-23 March 2016 at University Foundation, Rue d'Egmont 11, 1000 Brussels.

The workshops focused on the following topics:

  • University Governance
  • Academic Leadership Skills
  • EU-China Cooperation

The learning goals and expected learning outcomes of the workshops:

  • Better understanding of university governance in the context of innovation and internationalisation and capacity building for academic leadership.
  • Increased understanding and cooperation of academic leadership in the EU and China.

On Tuesday, 22 March the workshops of University Governance were moderated by Jan Den Haese, HR Development Manager from Vrije Universiteit Brussel.

On Wednesday, 23 March the workshop of Academic Leadership Skills was moderated by Prof.dr. Roland Pepermans, Dean, Professor in Work and Organisational Psychology from Vrije Universiteit Brussel and the workshop of EU-China Cooperation on Academic Leadership Capacity Building was moderated by Kris Dejonckheere, Secretary General from UNICA.

Keynote speakers:

  • Prof. dr. Paul De Knop, Rector VUB
  • Mr. Thomas Estermann, Director - Governance, Funding & Public Policy Development, European University Association (EUA)
  • Prof. dr. João Sàágua, Vice Rector, Universidade NOVA de Lisboa
  • Prof. dr. Abigail Levrau, Research Director, Guberna
  • Dr. Liu Qiang, Beijing Normal University
  • Prof. dr. Melita Kovacevic, Chair EUA-CDE Steering Committee
  • Mr. Anthony Antoine, Executive Director of the Institute for European Studies
  • Prof. Shengrong Yang, Shanghai Jiaotong University
  • Prof. dr. YU Xiang, Huazhong University of Science and Technology

Download the workshop programme.