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Country: Belgium
City : Ghent
Start date: 19-04-2016
End date: 22-04-2016

Dear SPACE members,

I have the honour of inviting you to the SPACE conference, which will be held in Ghent from April 19th till 22st 2016.

As the Dean of the Faculty of Business and Information Management of the University College Ghent, it is a great pleasure to host this event of the SPACE network of higher education institutions. Not only has our University college been involved in the network from its very inception, but the aims of the organization and this year’s conference are in perfect alignment with our own strategic aims.

Some years ago, our marvelous city of Ghent was elected by the Lonely Planet travel guide as one of the 10 best kept secrets in the world. It has since received various other accolades, so we are certain that you will enjoy the pleasant setting in which the conference will be held. However, the SPACE conference is of course first and foremost a network event. We can confidently promise ample opportunities to meet with colleagues from around Europe in our University college, while participating in workshops and attending lectures on the topic of Work and education.

Our faculty of some 300 teaching staff and 4000 plus students boasts some of Belgium’s leading higher education programmes in languages, business, entrepreneurship, ICT. We are certainly looking forward to improving or forming our relations with your own HEI, in line with the objectives of SPACE and indeed of the European Union. We will also present some of our applied research lines.

So please join the conference, come and share knowledge and experience with our staff members and your network members. And in the meantime enjoy and discover our splendid medieval city.

Best regards,

signatureJan Schelstraete, Dean

 

University College Ghent Faculty of Business and Information Management Campus Schoonmeersen – B Building Valentin Vaerwyckweg 1  Voskenslaan 270 BE-9000 Gent

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The largest in many ways

We are one of 22 university colleges (‘hogescholen’) in Flanders. University College Ghent has more than 14.000 students, ca. 1,200 staff members. This critical mass allows us to offer additional services and opportunities, such as professional units for communication, culture and internationalisation. We are particularly proud to have the widest range of subjects on offer, in fact almost anything from the fine arts to engineering sciences and from music to biotechnology. We are located in Ghent, the largest student town (roughly 65.000 students) where you can also find the second largest university (Ghent University, 32.000 students). Together, Ghent University and the University college Ghent make up for 75 % of all students in Ghent. Although University College Ghent already had a strong research tradition in some areas and boasted a number of research groups of international excellence, the number of researchers at University College Ghent has been increasing ever since the Bologna Declaration and the start of the academisation process. Currently, nearly 171 researchers are actively involved in more than 97 research projects.

  • Largest university college of Belgium
  • 14,000 students
  • 1,200 staff members
  • 3 faculties and 1 school of arts
  • 49 auditoria with approx. 6,000 seats
  • Two concert halls
  • Recording studio
  • Art gallery
  • 11 ha research farm
  • 20 ha site including a historic park for agriculture and horticulture
  • Individual learning paths for top sportsmen and women
  • Individual rehearsal rooms
  • General studies: a unique optional subject with general education for all
  • A 3,000 m² sports hall
  • Free sports opportunities for all students
  • 8 campuses across Ghent and Aalst
  • Free preparatory summer courses
  • Student restaurants on all campuses with healthy meals at student friendly prices
  • Home-brewed ‘Bijloke beer’
  • 160 European partnerships
  • 30 non-European partnerships

About University College Ghent and our faculty :  

Programme

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Programme for the AGM and Conference in Ghent

Tuesday 19 April 12.15 – 12.30  Registration – room B 2.006 12.30 – 13.30Chairs meeting with the Board – room B 2.006 13.30 – 15.00  Board Meeting – room D 2.013 15.00 – 15.30  Welcome coffee – room D 2.013 15.30 – 16.30  Council Meeting – room D 2.013

  1. Welcome by SPACE President, Anabela Mesquita
  2. Approval of the Minutes from Torun 2015
  3. Report from the Board Meeting
  4. Information on committee structure, elections, appointments and applications 2016
  5. SPACE’s member situation
  6. AOB

17.00 – 19.00   AGM – room C 1.052

  1. Welcome by SPACE President, Anabela Mesquita
  2. Approval of Minutes from the Extraordinary AGM in Brussels, June 2015
  3. The President’s annual report
  4. Voting procedures
  5. Appointment of tellers
  6. Presentation of, and voting on:
    • Accounts 2015
    • Auditor’s report
    • Budget 2016
    • Financial management policies 2016 – 2017
  7. Membership- state of affairs 2015 – 2016
  8. Projects – state of affairs 2015 – 2016
  9. Restructure of Committees
  10. Arranging a new kind of Autumn Meeting as a working meeting
  11. The SPACE mission to be confirmed
  12. Appointments – reappointments
  13. Presentation of Accinet

Wednesday 20 April 09.00 – 09.15  Registration – room C 3.006 09.15 – 09.45 Welcome and opening by the President – set the scene – room C 3.006 09.45 – 10.00  Coffee break – room C 3.006 10.00 – 11.45 Committees to gather and discuss the new structure – room C 3.006 12.00 – 13.15  Lunch – campus restaurant in building D 13.30– 16.50  Workshops and presentations:

    • 13.30 – 15.00: Senior Lecturer, Birgit Pitscheider, Innsbruck University, School of Management: “E-learning tools to make teaching and learning more fun and effective” – room B 4.013
    • 15.00 – 15.30: Vice-President of SPACE, Elke Kitzelmann: Presentation of the updated online course: “The  European Union – 15″ – room B 4.015
    • 15.30 – 15.45 Coffee Break – room B 4.015
    • 15.45 – 16.30: Marjan Marchand & Sarah Auman, University College Ghent, Belgium: “Languages for business? Applicability of European language measures – Flemish case” – room B 4.011 Marjan.Marchand@hogent.be  and Sarah.Auman@hogent.be Chair: Elke Kitzelmann
    • 16.30 – 17.15: Students University College Ghent: Nina Martens, Justine Van Zande, Elien van Zandweghe, Ayoub Ogbani, Stijn Goedhuys, Stijn Joris, Michiel Vansynghel: “Collaborations between Higher Education & SMEs and other collaborations” – room B 4.011 Sarah.Auman@hogent.be Chair: Elke Kitzelmann

19.30 Dinner for Chairs, VIPs, Board and Council members – Restaurant ‘Het Pand’ Thursday 21 April  DIGAS conference day digas09.00 – 09.30Welcome coffee and registration – room C 3.006 09.30 – 09.45Welcome by Jan Schelstraete, Dean of the Faculty of Business and information Management of Hogeschool Ghent and by Anabela Mesquita, SPACE President – room C 3.006 09.45 –10.30:  Anthony F. Camilleri, Senior Partner, Knowledge Innovation Centre Malta – room C 3.006 AnthonyAnthony F. Camilleri is a tertiary education policy consultant. He holds qualifications in law from the University of Malta, and was also active in the Malta national students’ union and the European Students’ Union. He works on topics related to Quality Assurance of Higher and Vocational Education, Social Dimension of Education and Innovation in Education. Currently Anthony runs the UNIQUe and ECB-Check certifications for EFQUEL, and is a senior partner at the Knowledge Innovation Centre. Today’s theme: “Bringing work and education together, from a business and quality perspective”. 10.30 – 11.05: Maria Todorova, Policy Officer at the European Commission – room C 3.006 Maria Todorova - bildeToday’s theme: “Bringing work and education together – the VET (Level 5) question perspective”         11.05 – 11.50: Luca Boetti, Head of EU projects department at I.F.O.A. – Istituto Formazione Operatori Aziendali and member of the DIGAS team – room C 3.006 Luca_Boetti_03 Luca Boetti is a specialist in creating training opportunities that transfer skills and competencies which can be applied immediately in the job market. Know-how which comes from a continuous, intensive relationship with businesses. Today’s theme: “Experiences with bringing work and education more closely together” 11.50 – 12.00 Brief presentation of SPACE Network – room C 3.006 12.00 – 13.15 Lunch – campus restaurant in building D 13.15 – 14.00 Panel debate on today’s theme – room C 1.063 14.00 – 14.30 Speakers’ corner – room C 1.063 14.30 – 17.00 Parallel sessions and presentations:

A. Paper Presentations: Track 5 – Entrepreneurship andinnovation B. Digasworkshops
14.30 – 15.10: Mikhail Nemilentsev, Department of Business Management, Mikkeli University of Applied Sciences, Finland: “Building a joint training programme for immigrants and native population” – room C 1.063 mikhail.nemilentsev@mamk.fiChair: JacobMentzMichael Taylor, Leeds Business School, Leeds Bedkett University, UK: The importance of and challenges to Business Ethics provision in HRM”.Chair: Julia Claxton
15.10 – 15.30 Coffee break – room C1.063
15.30 – 16.10: Carissa Barbosa, Instituto Superior de Contabilidade e Administração do Porto, Portugal: «The influencing factors of intraentrepreneurship in professional secretarial»-room B 4.041 carissabarbosa92@gmail.comChair: Anabela Mesquita 15.30 – 16.10Fini Tvingsholm, Tietgen, Odense, Denmark, moderator and reporter: «Matching students competences to World of work using real life assignments» – room B4.042Director: Charlene Miller,IBCM
16.10 – 16.50: Mikhail Nemilentsev, Department of Business Management, Mikkeli University of AppliedSciences,Finland: “Facilitating entrepreneurship learning in the project “Innovative entrepreneurship in Nordic-Russian context” – room B4.041marja-liisa.kakkonen@mamk.fimikhail.nemilentsev@mamk.fiChair: JacobMentz 16.10 – 16.50: Cosetta Soragni, IFOA, moderator and reporter: Representative from SPACENetwork:«How to work with the new platform for internships and real life assignments» – room B4.042Chair: FiniTvingsholm
16.50 – 17.30:  Director Charlene Miller, IBCM: Summing up of the DIGASdayroom B4.042

19.00 – Culinary Trip in the City Center of Ghent (walking shoes, please!) Friday 22 April 09.30 – 10.00 Registration and farewell coffee – room B 3.008 10.00 – 10.30 Presentation of the newly submitted projects in which SPACE is involved.  Current projects: E3M and DIGAS – room B 3.008 10.30 – 13.10  Presentations of papers: Track 3 : Higher Education Pedagogy

10.30 – 11.10 Julia Claxton, Leeds Business School, Leeds Beckett University, UK: “Intercultural Experiences of Being Valued in Higher Education” – room B 3.008 Chair: Anabela Mesquita Christine Daley, Leeds Business School, Leeds Beckett University, UK: “Non-participation in formative assessment: a study of post-graduate professional students” – room B 3.011 Chair: Elke Kitzelmann
11.10 – 11.50 Helen Thompson, Leeds Business School, Leeds Beckett University, England: ‘What’s in it for me?’ – internationalisation and the domestic student – room B 3.008 Chair: Julia Claxton Aleksandra Peciuriene, Vilniaus Kolegija/University of Applied Sciences, Lithuania: “Fostering of business and management students learning in accounting courses” – room B 3.011 Chair: Jacob Mentz
11.50 -12.30 Antonio Melo, Porto: “Professional Paths and Professional Activities of Hospitality Management Graduates” – room B 3.008 Chair: Anabela Mesquita Matthew Wilson, School of Events, Tourism and Hospitality, Leeds Beckett University, England: “Can tutors improve student outcomes through reflection on learner variance?” – room B 3.011 Chair: Elke Kitzelmann
12.30 – 13.10 Arminda Sá Sequeira, Polytechnic Institute of Porto – School of Accounting and Administration:“the swim or drownstrategy” thinking and dialoguingclasses” – room B 3.011 Chair: Alexandra Albuquerque
13.15 – 13.30 Closing session – Information on next year’s conference – room C 1.052
13.00 – 14.00 Take-away lunch – room C 1.052

Accommodation

1)      http://www.ibis.com/nl/hotel-1455-ibis-gent-centrum-opera/index.shtml Very close to the historic city center and just at a tram stop of Line 1 (one direct tram trip to our campus)

2)      http://www.ibis.com/nl/hotel-0961-ibis-gent-centrum-st-baafs-kathedraal/index.shtml  :  also in the historic city center

3)      Best Western Chamade : http://www.chamade.be/ : very close to the railway station / and just right in front of a tram stop of line 1

4)      http://www.13oclock.be/

5)      http://www.hotelflandria-gent.be/en/

6)      http://www.booking.com/city/be/gent.en-gb.html?aid=303947;label=gent-54hIqoJAZaeeZSgnvQvMxQS37969060519%3Apl%3Ata%3Ap1135%3Ap2%E2%82%AC18%3Aac%3Aap1t1%3Aneg%3Afi%3Atikwd-156016890%3Alp1001254%3Ali%3Adec%3Adm;sid=d7732c9d7f7aeca66a0a5a6443ec3757;dcid=1;inac=0&;lang=en-gb

Speakers

Anthony F Camilleri

Senior Partner, KIC Malta
Organisation: KIC
Country: Malta
City:

Bringing work and education closer together seen from a business and quality perspective

Anthony F. Camilleri is a tertiary education policy consultant. He holds qualifications in law from the University of Malta, and was also active in the Malta national students’ union and the European Students’ Union. He works on topics related to Quality Assurance of Higher and Vocational Education, Social Dimension of Education and Innovation in Education. Currently Anthony runs the UNIQUe and ECB-Check certifications for EFQUEL, and is a senior partner at the Knowledge Innovation Centre.

Working on the Relationship: QA as a Tool for Improving Labour Market-University Cooperation

While ensuring student employability, improving cooperation with the labour market and acting as engines for economic growth are increasingly core missions for universities, they are still often weakly represented in Quality Assurance procedures. Using data from a number of EU projects, including PHExcel, HAPHE and Beehives, as well as the upcoming ISO Management Systems for educational organizations (ISO 21001), the presentation will consider a variety of quality approaches which can help institutions in designing, implementing, monitoring and improving their relationship with the labour market, and give tips on their practical implementation.



Luca Boetti

Head of EU projects department at I.F.O.A
Organisation: Istituto Formazione Operatori Aziendali
Country: Italy
City:

Experiences with bringing work and education more closely together

Luca Boetti Head of EU projects department at I.F.O.A. – Istituto Formazione Operatori Aziendali member of the DIGAS team. Luca Boetti is a specialist in creating training opportunities that transfer skills and competencies which can be immediately applied in the job market. Know-how which comes from a constant, intense relationship with businesses.

The European Union has the highest unemployment rate of anywhere in the world, apart from the Middle East and North Africa. It was just yesterday when the EU came up with its strategies for year 2020. Today, we have less than halfway to go, and the EU benchmark of at least 82% employment rate of recent graduates has been reached by (only) 8 out of 28 Member States so far.

In 2014, 74 % of education providers in Europe believed their graduates were prepared for work, but only 38 % of youth and 35 % of employers agreed.

Nevertheless, signs are there that work and education can be brought closer together.

There is enough food for thought here…”



Maria Todorova

Policy Officer at the European Commission
Organisation: European Commission
Country: Belgium
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Bringing work and education closer – the VET (Level 5) perspective

The presentation will focus on VET provision for developing higher professional skills (post-secondary level). Main findings and conclusions of a recently finalised EU study on the developments in the EU Member States will be presented. Summary and examples on understanding, programmes, qualifications and characteristics of VET provision at higher levels will be provided. Particular attention will be devoted to EQF level 5.



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