LEAD-UNICA Europe-China Rectors Seminar and LEAD workshop on Academic Leadership Held on 4-5 May in Lisbon
In the framework of the Erasmus+ Capacity Building LEAD project and the EU-China High Level People-to-People Dialogue (HPPD), VUB, UNICA and NOVA have successfully organized the LEAD-UNICA Rectors Seminar and LEAD workshop on Academic Leadership on 4-5 May at Universidade NOVA de Lisboa in Lisbon.
The Europe-China Rectors Seminar has attracted about 150 university leaders from across Europe and China, including university presidents/rectors and vice presidents/vice rectors from top Chinese and European universities. The European Commission DG Education, Youth, Culture and Sport (EAC), the China Mission to the EU and the Ambassador of PR. China to Portugal have been attended and addressed at this high level seminar. This event highlights the EU-China cooperation and dialogue on Higher Education policies, university governance and academic leadership.
Among other European and Chinese university leaders, the rector of Universidada NOVA de Lisboa, the President of UNICA network, VUB former vice rector for International Policy, vice President of Renmin University of China, and executive vice president of Tongji University, have addressed the EU-China cooperation on structural reform of higher education, internationalization, research, education innovations, challenges and opportunities for cooperation on university governance and academic leadership capacity building.
The Europe-China Rectors Seminar has enhanced the mutual understanding of European and Chinese leaders of these key issues and strengthened the further cooperation of European and Chinese universities on the key issues of university governance and academic leadership.
In connection to the Europe-China Rectors Seminar, the LEAD workshop on Academic leadership was organized on 4 May at Universidade NOVA de Lisboa. The LEAD workshop in Lisbon focused on three themes including the impact of internationalization on university governance, the development of creativity mentality of academic leaders, and structural transformation of HEIs. In-depth discussions were held among all participants from LEAD consortium partner universities as well as other European and Chinese universities.
In addition, 4 May also highlights the EU-China dialogue in higher education as the Annual Meeting of EU-China Higher Education Platform for Exchange and Cooperation (HEPEC meeting) took place as part of the LEAD workshop. The EU frameworks and initiatives were introduced and the active participation of Chinese universities in various EU initiatives was presented. The meeting and discussions have provided more insights for European and Chinese participants for joining EU projects and initiatives.
Before the Lisbon LEAD event, the LEAD project has also successfully organized the Workshop on Academic Leadership Development on 2 May 2017 at University of Tampere in Finland.
The programme of the LEAD workshop at University of Tampere on 2 May 2017 can be found here.
The programme of the LEAD workshop on Academic Leadership and HEPEC meeting in Lisbon on 4 May 2017 can be found here.
The programme of the LEAD-UNICA Europe-China Rectors Seminar in Lisbon on 5 May 2017 can be found here.
The programme of the LEAD kick-off event at VUB, March 2016 can be found here.
More information regarding the Erasmus+ LEAD project can be found here.
Read also the news of this event by LEAD partners:
NOVA News: NOVA HOSTED THE VISIT OF ACADEMIC LEADERS FROM EUROPEAN AND CHINESE INSTITUTIONS http://www.unl.pt/en/news/general/nova-hosted-visit-academic-leaders-european-and-chinese-institutions