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Third Revised Programme, Logistics and More

MISSION OF THE HEFAALA

Higher Education Forum for Africa, Asia and Latin America (HEFAALA) is established to advance policy dialogue, networking and partnerships in higher education between the three continents in recognition of their common traits, challenges, and prospects as well as their growing closer engagements and relationships.

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KEY OBJECTIVES OF THE SECOND HEFAALA SYMPOSIUM

The Second HEFAALA Symposium addresses internationalization of higher education in Africa, Asia and Latin America amidst the fast shifting global economic and political order. The Symposium identifies key challenges and opportunities, and articulates relevant responses to the internationalization of higher education—with emphasis on research partnership and cooperation, academic mobility and linkages, university leadership, private provision and ICTs—in the context of the Continental Education Strategy for Africa 2016-2025 (CESA 16-25) and Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The Symposium provides a platform for discussing policies and discourses through research, scholarly publications and social media platforms, formal and informal networking and high-level engagements.

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ABOUT THE SECOND HEFAALA SYMPOSIUM

This Second HEFAALA Symposium, “Internationalization of Higher Education in the New Era of World (Dis)Order,” will take place 26-27 July 2019 and  is jointly organized with the 17th International Conference of Saint Mary’s University under the theme, “African Higher Education in the Realm of Sustainable Development” which takes place on 25-26 July 2019 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. More information on the International Conference is available at http://conference.smuc.edu.et/. Delegates who are attending the Symposium are entitled to attend the Conference without additional fees. Three Pre-Symposium Master Class Workshops will be offered on 26 July 2019 as stated below. A Certificate of Participation will be handed to Master Class Workshop participants at the conclusion of the Symposium. More information here.

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RESOURCES IN PREPARATION FOR THE SYMPOSIUM

We are preparing reference and reading resources relevant to the theme of the Symposium and the Workshops for the benefit of participants. This is meant to enrich and elevate the discussions and the dialogue—and also their outcome. The resource is available on HEFAALA site soon.

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Day 1: 26 July  2019

08:30—13:00

Pre-Symposium Master Class Workshops: An Event with a Certificate of Participation

Pre-Symposium Master Class Workshops will take place on the morning of 26 July 2019 (while the 17th International Conference is running in parallel). A Certificate of Participation will be awarded to those who attend this Workshop. Programmes for the respective Master Class Workshops will be communicated separately. Please note that space for the workshop is limited and may be allocated on first-come-first-serve basis.

 

Master Class Workshop I

University Leadership in Steering Internationalization in Higher Education: Roles, Responsibilities and Challenges

No matter how parochial a higher education institution may be, the manifestation of its international dimension is evident. The international dimension of higher education is thus deeply embedded in the facets of all institutional activities, without regard to magnitude and scope. As internationalization of higher education is gaining momentum and institutions are racing to advance it, the role of university leadership has become increasingly paramount. In this Master Class Workshop, delegates will be exposed to seminars, group discussions and group presentations guided by case scenarios on how university leadership is dealing with the demands of internationalization regarding partnership, faculty and student mobility, and resource mobilization, for example to meet their institutional ambitions.

Facilitators:    

Prof. Brook Lemma, Coordinator SIDA Projects and Liaison for Sida Projects at Swedish Embassy, Addis Ababa University, ETHIOPIA

Prof. Ahmed El-Gohary, President, Egypt-Japan University of Science and Technology, EGYPT

Prof. Akiyoshi Yonezawa, Vice-Director, International Strategy Office, Tohoku University, JAPAN

Prof. Hans de Wit, Director, Center for International Higher Education, Boston College, USA

Prof. James L. Moore III, Vice Provost, Ohio State University, USA

Chair:

Prof. N. V. Varghese, Vice Chancellor, National Institute of Educational Planning and Administration, INDIA

 

Master Class Workshop II

Advancing Research in Higher Education: Realities, Possibilities and Myths of Partnerships, Cooperation and Networking

The currency of research has enormously appreciated as the world ushered in the knowledge economy. Accordingly, research has become a subject of major regional and international engagements thus calling for more sound and progressive partnership, cooperation and networking between and among higher education institutions, organizations and government bodies around the world. In this Master Class Workshop, delegates will participate in seminars, group discussions and presentations guided by case scenarios that discuss and analyze partnerships, cooperation and networking in advancing research to meet their institutional missions—and national ambitions.

Facilitators:    

Prof. Berhanu Abegaz, Immediate Former Executive Secretary, African Academy of Sciences, ETHIOPIA / SOUTH AFRICA

Prof. Yamina El Kirat, Vice–Dean for Research and Cooperation and Coordinator of Research Laboratory “Culture, Language, Education, Migration & Society”, Mohammed V University, Rabat, MOROCCO

Dr. Diane Parker, Deputy Director General, Department of Higher Education and Training, SOUTH AFRICA

Prof. Donald Pope-Davis, Dean, College of Education and Human Ecology, The Ohio State University, USA

Chair:

Prof. Olusola Oyewole, Former President of the Association of African Universities and Former Vice-Chancellor of the University of Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta (FUNAAB), NIGERIA

 

Master Class Workshop III

Building Capacity in Quantitative Research through International Cooperation and Partnership

A distinct characteristic of many higher education institutes (HEIs) is their focus on development of a strong and sustainable research workforce. Efforts to strengthen capacity for research methodology cuts across disciplines, and two features of capacity efforts prevail: (1) access to research and methods training as well as software supports and resources, and (2) opportunities for students to actively engage in meaningful and well-mentored research. In universities with limited resources, interdisciplinary collaborations have become an increasingly important assets-based approach to research strengthening. As research capacity building continues as an institutional priority for many HEIs, methodological and structural issues in collaborative and interdisciplinary research lead to opportunities and challenges. In this Master Class Workshop, attendees will participate in brief seminars, intensive group discussions, review frameworks and use case-based scenarios to advance their knowledge and skills for research methods capacity building. An important outcome of the Master Class will be facilitation of collaboration and networking with a view towards initiation and maintenance of an “Advanced Research Methods Development Programme.”

Facilitators:    

Dr. Desalegne Degefaw, Associate Director, East Africa Regional Office, Global One Health initiative (GOHi); Former President and Vice President, University of Gondar, ETHIOPIA

Dr. Yekoyealem Desie, Associate Dean for Research and Technology Transfer, College of Education and Behavioral Studies, Addis Ababa University, ETHIOPIA

Dr. Kassa Michael, Chair, Science and Mathematics Education, Addis Ababa University, ETHIOPIA

Dr. Kerry Dixon, Executive Director for Outreach and Engagement and International Affairs, College of Education and Human Ecology, The Ohio State University, USA

Prof. Chris Igodan, Leader, International Extension Programs, and Professor, Agriculture and International Development, The Ohio State University, USA

Chair:

Prof. Ann A. O’Connell, Quantitative Research, Evaluation and Measurement, College of Education and Human Ecology, The Ohio State University, USA

 

13:45—13:50

Welcome Address and Introduction to the Symposium

Prof. Damtew Teferra, Convenor and Founder, Higher Education Forum for Africa, Asia and Latin America (HEFAALA) and Founding Director, International Network for Higher Education in Africa (INHEA), University of Kwazulu-Natal, SOUTH AFRICA

 

13:50—14:00

Opening Speech

E. Prof. Sarah Anyang Agbor, Commissioner, Human Resources, Science and Technology, African Union Commission, Addis Ababa, ETHIOPIA

H. E. Prof. Hirut Woldemariam, Minister, Ministry of Science and Higher Education, ETHIOPIA

 

13:50—14:30

Introductory Remarks: Dialogue in the Internationalization of Higher Education: The Role of HEFAALA and the Significance of the Symposium

Speakers:        

Prof. Elena Brugioni, Universidade Estadual de Campinas, BRAZIL

Prof. Ha Wei, Associate Dean, Peking University, CHINA

Prof. Hortense Diallo, Vice President, Nangui Abrogoua University, COTE D’IVOIRE

Prof. Akiyoshi Yonezawa, Vice-Director, International Strategy Office, Tohoku University, JAPAN

 

Chair:

Prof. Is-haq Oloyede, International Advisory Board Member, International Network for Higher Education in Africa; Chief Executive, Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, NIGERIA

Rapporteur:

Dr. Getnet Tezazu, College of Education and Behavioural Sciences, Addis Ababa University, Addis Ababa, ETHIOPIA

14:30—15:30

 

KEYNOTE: Internationalization of Higher Education: Global Realities and Perspectives

Internationalization is a major factor in higher education worldwide. International entities such as OECD, World Bank and UNESCO, national governments, and leaders of higher education institutions make ample reference to internationalization as an important driver for research and education. Although perceived in emerging and developing countries as a Western paradigm, it has also become a crucial point on the agenda of governments and institutions in those countries. Where traditionally internationalization was perceived as collaboration and exchange, currently competition for students, talents, scholars, funding and reputation seem to drive the agenda all over the world. What do we mean by internationalization, what are its global realities and challenges, and what are the perspectives for emerging and developing countries?

Speaker:

Prof. Hans de Wit, Director, Center for International Higher Education, Boston College, USA

Respondent:

Dr. Abebaw Yirga, Director, Ethiopian Institute for Higher Education, Addis Ababa University, ETHIOPIA

Chair:

Dr. Diane Parker, Deputy Director General, Department of Higher Education and Training, SOUTH AFRICA

Rapporteur:

Dr. Gift Masaiti, School of Education, University of Zambia, ZAMBIA

 

15:30—16:25

Key Trends and Developments in the Internationalization of Higher Education in the Global South: Asia, Africa, and Latin America

The following three sessions will highlight key aspects of internationalization of higher education in the three continents with special emphasis on academic and student mobility, research partnership and cooperation, institutional leadership, and scholarly communication. It will focus on trends, challenges and prospects of internationalization with emphasis on how different countries manage and respond to them.

ASIA
Panelists:

Prof. Ha Wei, Associate Dean, Peking University, CHINA

Prof. N. V. Varghese, Vice Chancellor, National Institute of Educational Planning and Administration, INDIA

Dr. Akane Sakuma, Researcher, Faculty of Human Sciences, University of Tsukuba, JAPAN

Prof. Amir Ezzat Salama, Secretary General, Association of Arab Universities, and former Egyptian Minister of Science and Higher Education, JORDAN

Prof. Morshidi Sirat, Director, Commonwealth Tertiary Education Facility, MALAYSIA

Moderator:

TBA

Rapporteur:

Dr. Misganaw Solomon, Saint Mary’s University, Addis Ababa, ETHIOPIA

 

16:25—16:40

Coffee/Tea Break

 

16:40-17:35

LATIN AMERICA

Panelists:

Dr. Pablo Javier Beneitone, Facultad Latinoamericana de Ciencias Sociales and Director, Tuning Academy, University of  Deusto, ARGENTINA / SPAIN

Prof. Elena Brugioni, Universidade Estadual de Campinas, BRAZIL

Prof. Andrés Bernasconi, Departamento de Teoría y Política de la Educación, Pontifical Catholic University of Chile, CHILE

Dr. Ivan F. Pacheco, Executive Director, Synergy E & D, USA/COLOMBIA

Prof. Jocelyne Gacel-Ávila, General Coordinator, UNESCO Observatory on Networks and Internationalization in Higher Education for Latin America and the Caribbean. Researcher, University of Guadalajara, MEXICO

Moderator:

TBA

Rapporteur: 

TBA

 

17:35-18:30

AFRICA

Panelists:

Prof. Jonathan Mba, Director, Association of African Universities, GHANA

Prof. Kabiru Kinyanjui, Chancellor, Chuku University, KENYA

Prof. Yamina El Kirat, Vice–Dean for Research and Cooperation and Coordinator of Research Laboratory “Culture, Language, Education, Migration & Society”, Mohammed V University, Rabat, MOROCCO

Prof. Eugénia Flora Rosa Cossa, National Director of Higher Education, Ministry

of Science and Technology, Higher, Technical and Professional Education, MOZAMBIQUE

Prof. Matengu Kenneth, Vice Chancellor, University of Namibia, NAMIBIA

Dr. Diane Parker, Deputy Director General, Department of Higher Education and Training, SOUTH AFRICA

Asso. Prof. Ronald Bisaso, Dean, East African School of Higher Education Studies and Development, Makerere University, UGANDA

Moderator:

Prof. Juma Shabani, Founding Director, Doctoral Academy, University of Burundi and former Director at UNESCO Zimbabwe Office, BURUNDI

Rapporteur: 

Mr. Mthoko E. Ntuli, Doctoral Candidate, School of Education, University of Kwazulu-Natal; Mangosuthu University of Technology, Durban, SOUTH AFRICA

 

19:30—22:00

Dinner and Cultural Event

Master of Ceremony:

TBA

 

27 July 2019

08:30—09:30

KEYNOTE: The Climax of Globalization: The Endurance of Internationalization

This keynote is intended to articulate the current and emerging state of social, political and economic phenomena in the world such as Brexit, Trumpism, and the new cold war, trade protectionism, anti-migration/mobility, so forth. These developments that are incongruous, if not antithetical, to some of the tenets of globalization—a phenomenon that has been conceived and nurtured by the very entities now intending to curb it. We are however witnessing the advancement of internationalization (of higher education) regardless of these developments with all the concomitant prospects, potentials as well as risks and challenges. This keynote critically situates the state of affairs of globalization as impacting (or being impacted by) the internationalization of higher education with a focus on the three continents in the context of the SDGs and CESA.

Speaker:

Prof. Ebrima Sall, Former, Executive Secretary, CODESRIA; currently, Executive Secretary, Trust Africa, SENEGAL

Respondent:

Prof. Paul Zeleza, Vice Chancellor, United States International University, KENYA

Chair:

Dr. Codou Diaw, Former Executive Director, FAWE; Senior Programme Manager, Mastercard Foundation, KENYA/CANADA

Rapporteur:

Mr. Ayenachew W/Giorgis, Doctoral Candidate and Research Assistant, Center for International Higher Education, Boston College, USA

 

09:30—11:00

Round Table One:

Advancing Research and Innovation in Higher Education through International Partnerships: What are the New Frontiers in the New Era of Global Development Politics?  

International partnerships play a paramount role in advancing research and innovation. Research, which is key for knowledge production, holds a critical position in the knowledge era. As knowledge generation is increasingly linked to national development and global competitiveness, interest in advancing research in Africa, Asia, and Latin America has grown tremendously, and in the process created new forms of partnerships, regional research networks, access to research infrastructure including laboratories and equipment, dissemination platforms, and research funding vehicles in limited resource environments.This panel session analyzes the contemporary practices as well as emerging trends in advancing research through international partnerships and cooperation in the context of current global and continental development regimes.

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Panel 1:            Development Partners in the Global North (DPN)

Representatives of foundations, bilateral and multilateral agencies including

  1. African Development Bank: Mr. Gabriel Nigatu
  2. British Council: Ms. Pauline Gangla
  3. Carnegie Corporation of New York: Ms. Claudia Frittelli
  4. DAAD: Dr. Benjamin Schmäling
  5. European Union Commission: TBA
  6. GIZ: Ms. Silke Blohm
  7. Mastercard Foundation: Dr. Hélène Grégoire
  8. NUFFIC: Dr. David van Kampen
  9. UNESCO: Mr. Saidou Sireh Jallow
  10. World Bank: Mr. Biruk Gebreyohannes

TBA: To be announced

Moderator:

Dr. Yilma Kebede, formerly Senior Programme Officer, Gates Foundation, USA; Research Fellow, International Crops Research Institute for Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT), INDIA

Rapporteur:

Ms. Addisalem Tebikew, Carnegie Foundation PhD Fellow, University of the Western Cape, SOUTH AFRICA

Key Guiding Questions:

  1. How and where do Development Partners in the North (DPN) typically draw their development agenda or action plan on research development in Development Partners in the South (DPS)? What parameters do DPN use to identify their client DPS and sustain that policy (which is often critiqued for not fully aligned with interests of DPS or changing global dynamics)?
  2. How do DPN select a particular partnership model among the potpourri of such models, in the advancement of research in higher education in DPS specially within CESA and SDGs? Who are the key players in shaping the discourse in the development of HE research in DPS?
  3. How do DPN deal with discrepancies between their interest and their counterpart DPS needs in advancing research through partnerships? What do DPN advise that their counterpart DPS do to raise their support?
  4. What are the new challenges and opportunities that DPN consider in advancing research in DPS?

Outcome:

This session is intended to highlight emerging and productive forms of partnership and provide participants an opportunity to discuss and raise awareness of the development policies and guidelines of DPN as regards research partnerships in DPS, in the context of the latter’s development plans and strategies. As DPN play a critical role in supporting research partnerships in the DPS, particularly in Africa, this knowledge and awareness will be paramount in formulating appropriate and relevant partnership schemes by the South.

 

Panel 2:            Development Partners in the Global South

  1. Association of African Universities (AAU): Prof. Etienne Ehile, Executive Secretary, GHANA
  2. Association of West African Universities (AWAU): Prof. Is-haq Oloyede, Former Executive Secretary, NIGERIA
  3. Association of Arab Universities (AArU): Prof. Amir Ezzat Salama, Secretary General, JORDAN
  4. Human Resources, Science and Technology, African Union Commission (HRST: AUC): Dr. Mahama Ouedraogo, Director, ETHIOPIA
  5. International Center of Insect Physiology and Ecology (ICIPE): Dr. Segenet Kelemu, Director General and CEO, KENYA
  6. International Centre of Insect Physiology and Ecology/ Partnership for skills in Applied Sciences, Engineering and Technology (PASET)/Regional Scholarship and Innovation Fund (RSIF): Dr. Moses Osiru, Manager, KENYA
  7. Pan-African University (PAU): Prof. Belay Kassa, Interim Vice Rector, CAMEROON
  8. Southern African Regional Universities Association (SARUA): Prof. Martin Oosthuizen, Executive Secretary, SOUTH AFRICA
  9. Trust Africa: Prof. Ebirma Sall, Executive Director, SENEGAL

Moderator:

Prof. Tor Halvorsen, University of Bergen, NORWAY

Rapporteur:

Mr. Fadil Abbagidi, Doctoral Student, Tampere University, FINLAND

 

Guiding Questions:

  1. What are the key challenges facing DPS in advancing research partnerships in higher education following the current global and continental development plans and strategies? What are some of the approaches employed in overcoming these challenges?
  2. How do DPS learn research development partnership opportunities available in DPN?
  3. What do DPS advise that the DPN incorporate (or omit) in their policies to help advance research partnerships in higher education?
  4. How should DPS present a collective position with regard to research partnership protocols/principles to DPN aligned with the current global and continental development plans and strategies?

Outcome:

This session is intended to provide participants, especially those from the DPN, an opportunity to appreciate the issues and challenges those in the DPS face in navigating their policies and accessing resources to advance research cooperation and partnerships. This dialogue is anticipated to contribute towards meaningful and effective policies that would have an impact on research and innovation development in DPS as articulated in multiple continental and international development plans.

 

11:00—11:30

Tea/Coffee Break

 

11:30—12:30

Round Table Two:

Private Higher Education in the Realm of Internationalization: Old Challenges and New Realities in Institutional Partnerships, Cooperation and Competition

Private higher education has witnessed phenomenal growth in Africa and (South) Asia, and Latin America largely driven by increased completion of secondary education and the youth bulge while governments have been increasingly unable to meaningfully fund higher education through public funding. In Africa alone, as much as 20 percent of the student body now studies in private institutions as the public-private partnerships in this sector are growing in importance. Yet, Asia and Latin America, has had a long history of private higher education—including prestigious universities. Private higher education institutions, however, tend to focus on a limited number of (marketable) professional programmes. The liberalization of the global economy, the proliferation of private institutions to expand access, the unprecedented technological capabilities in educational delivery (beyond borders), and the growing recognition, acceptance and maturity of these institutions (as their public counterparts)—are forces impacting internationalization with positive and negative consequences. This panel discusses these emerging trends and explores its significance and implications in the sector.

Panelists:

Asso. Prof. Teklu Abate, Department of International and Comparative Education, American University in Cairo, EGYPT

Dr. Kasirim Nwuke, Chief, United Nations Economic Commission for Africa, UNECA, ETHIOPIA

Prof. N. V. Varghese, Vice Chancellor, National Institute of Educational Planning and Administration, INDIA

Dr. Dilraj Singh Sokhi, Lead MRCP(UK) Examinations Centre, The Aga Khan University KENYA

Prof. Paul Zeleza, Vice Chancellor, United States International University, KENYA

Prof. Bakri Saeed, President, Sudan International University at Sudan International University, SUDAN

Dr. Gift Masaiti, Assistant Dean Research, Department of Education Administration and Policy Studies, Economics of Education Section, School of Education, University of Zambia, ZAMBIA

Moderator:

Asso. Prof. Wondwosen Tamrat, President, Saint Mary’s University, ETHIOPIA

Rapporteur:

Mr. Fred Awaah, the University of Professional Studies – Accra, GHANA

Guiding Questions:

  1. What kind of developments in internationalization are we recently witnessing in private higher education as the sector is manifesting massive growth, relentless expansion and steady consolidation as envisioned in current development plans and strategies?
  2. What is the typology of private higher education (for-profit, not-for-profit,) and who are the key players and stakeholders shaping the new phenomenon/developments?
  3. What are the key issues in institutional partnerships that private higher education has to deal with?
  4. What needs to be done to enhance the capacity, quality and credibility of the private higher education sector through the power of internationalization, particularly institutional partnerships?

Outcome:

This session will provide participants an opportunity to appreciate the possibilities and overcome the hurdles in international cooperation and institutional partnerships in the private sector to help enhance quality and credibility. It further creates an awareness by highlighting the attributes of successful engagements of institutions—through cooperation and competition—with their counterparts both in public and private sectors.

 

12:30—13:00

UNESCO Presentation:

Revised Convention on the Recognition of Studies, Certificates, Diplomas, Degrees and Other Academic Qualifications in Higher Education in African States

Presenter:

Ms. Saba Bokhari, Program Specialist, UNESCO Regional Office for Eastern Africa, KENYA

Chair:

Prof. Tolly Mbwette, Former Vice-Chancellor, Open University of Tanzania and Former President of the Board, Pan African University, TANZANIA

Rapporteur:   

Mr. Workneh Endazenaw, Doctoral Candidate, School of Education, University of Kwazulu-Natal, Durban, SOUTH AFRICA

 

13:00—14:00

Lunch

 

14:00—16:00

Round Table Three:

Technological Advances in Educational Delivery as Drivers of Internationalization of Higher Education

The unprecedented advancements in technology have had phenomenal transformation on how academia, businesses, and governments function, interact, and transact nationally and internationally. This panel will discuss some of the technological advances promoting and hampering internationalization in the context of research cooperation, undergraduate and postgraduate access, and educational delivery and pedagogy.

Guiding questions:

  1. How are technological advances driving and affecting internationalization of research cooperation, undergraduate and postgraduate access, and educational delivery and pedagogy, through innovative modes of free or low-cost communication and social media tools?
  2. How are universities in Asia, Africa, and Latin America using educational technology to leverage international resources, research and faculty? Are the majority of these linkages with the global North or South, what are the current models, and what are the implications?
  3. How is the availability of online course content and open educational resources affecting curricula in the global South, if so, and what are the implications on local relevance of curricula?

Outcome:

This panel will provide opportunities for participants to learn and share from their experiences in advancing internationalization of higher education through technological innovations with particular emphasis on research cooperation, undergraduate and postgraduate access, and educational delivery and pedagogy in Africa, Asia and Latin America.

Panelists: 

Dr. Callistus Ogol, Coordinator, Pan African Virtual and E-University, CAMEROON (TBC)

Dr. Dodzi Amemado, Senior Analyst, Privy Council Office, the Department of the Prime Minister of Canada and Researcher, University of Montreal, CANADA

Prof. Ha Wei, Associate Dean, Peking University, CHINA

Mr. Zelalem Assefa, Director, Ethiopian Educational Research Network, Ministry of Science and Higher Education, ETHIOPIA

Prof. Akiyoshi Yonezawa, Vice-Director, International Strategy Office, Tohoku University, JAPAN

Dr. Matthews Mtumbuka, Chief Executive Officer, UbuntuNet Alliance, MALAWI (TBC)

Mrs. Bethlehem Gronneberg, Founder and CEO, uCodeGirl, Bush Foundation Leadership Fellow, and Adjunct Professor of Computer Science at Concordia College, USA

Prof. Solomon Negash, Professor of Information Systems and Editor-in-Chief African Journal of Information Systems; Secretariat-General African Conference on Information Systems & Technology, Department of Information Systems, Kennesaw State University, USA                       

Moderator:

H.E. Prof. Afework Kassu, State Minister, Ministry of Science and Higher Education, former State Minster of Foreign Affairs and Science and Technology, ETHIOPIA

Rapporteur:     

Ms. Abeba Seyoum, Doctoral Student, Tampere University / Addis Ababa University FINLAND / ETHIOPIA

 

16:00—16:30

Tea/Coffee Break

 

16:30—18:00

Round Table Four:

Academics and University Leadership in Advancing Internationalization: Synergy, Coordination, and Discord

Academic faculty and scholars directly engage with peers beyond their borders to engage in a host of academic and professional activities. Institutional administrations also take the lead in pursuing internationalization through bilateral and multilateral agreements. Internationalization thus happens at multiple levels—both horizontally and vertically—with considerable disconnect. In a good number of cases internationalization initiatives extensively take place on an ad hoc basis without institutional leaders or academics being aware of each other’s engagements. This panel session examines existing practices and processes to create effective synergies and links in developing strong international partnerships at multiple levels of higher education institutions.

Panelists:

Prof Elizabeth Balbachevsky, Director, Center for Public Policy Research, University of São Paulo, University of São Paulo (USP), BRAZIL

Prof. Ha Wei, Associate Dean, Peking University, CHINA

Dr. Ivan F. Pacheco, Executive Director, Synergy E & D, COLOMBIA / USA

Prof. Hortense Diallo, Vice President, Nangui Abrogoua University, COTE D’IVOIRE

Prof. N. V. Varghese, Vice Chancellor, National Institute of Educational Planning and Administration, INDIA

Prof. Akiyoshi Yonezawa, Vice-Director, International Strategy Office, Tohoku University, JAPAN

Prof. Olusola Oyewole, Former President of the Association of African Universities and Former Vice-Chancellor, University of Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta (FUNAAB), NIGERIA

Prof. Donald Pope-Davis, Dean, College of Education and Human Ecology, The Ohio State University, USA

Moderator:

Prof. Amir Ezzat Salama, Secretary General, Association of Arab Universities, and former Egyptian Minister of Science and Higher Education, JORDAN

Rapporteur:

Dr. Pierrette Essama Mekongo, Africa Science Leadership Program Fellow; Faculty of Law and Political Science, University of Yaounde II, CAMEROON

Guiding Questions:

  1. Who and what drives internationalization initiatives, such as partnerships, academic/student visit/exchange, joint research and publication, in higher education institutions, when they exist?
  2. What do academics say about institutional readiness and leadership in undertaking internationalization activities?
  3. What do institutional leaders think of academics as regards to their engagements and competence in advancing internationalization?
  4. What mechanisms exist to bridge these gaps in understanding, expectations and experience to advance internationalization in the service of institutional mission in particular and respective countries as a whole?

Outcome:

This session will explore comparative practices and experiences in Africa, Asia and Latin America in managing internationalization activities in academic institutions with particular emphasis on leadership. The session will also create awareness on inherent shortcomings of leadership qualities and management practices that undermine the pursuit of internationalization.

 

18:00—18:30

Concluding Remarks and Way Forward

Association of African Universities

Boston College, CIHE

Carnegie Corporation of New York

UNESCO

Chair:

African Union Commission, HRST

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—LOGISTICS AND MORE—

REGISTRATION

Registration for all the three events—the International Conference, the Second Symposium, and the Workshops—should be done at http://conference.smuc.edu.et/index.php/register. If you have a problem registering online, please notify organizers at teferra@bc.edu and/or teferra@ukzn.ac.za.

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SPECIAL ISSUE

As one of the outcomes of the Second HEFAALA Symposium, the International Journal of African Higher Education, now accredited by South African Department of Higher Education and Training, will publish a special issue. The special issue will publish about a dozen articles, on issues related to the Second Symposium following the regular protocol and guidelines of the journal regarding submission and double-blind review among others. Information on the Journal is available here.

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VENUES

All the three events are scheduled to take place at the Ethiopian Airlines Academy, at the premises of the Ethiopian Airlines Head Quarters (Bole International Airport) and, as necessary, the African Union Commission.

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DISCOUNTED AIRFARE

Ethiopian Airlines, as a co-sponsor of these events, has offered a discount of 10% on its economy and business airfare. Click for more information here.

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DISCOUNTED HOTELS

A list of discounted hotels with the distance from the main site of the event are provided here. For instance Intercontinental Addis Hotel has offered a room which regularly costs USD 145 for USD 95 and that it will also organize a shuttle service from and to the event venue. It also provides rooms that cost cheaper.

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VISA

Visa information is available here. If you need more information, please write the organizers. The organizers are not however responsible for the information provided by other sources.

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FEE STRUCTURE

International Conference, Second HEFAALA Symposium and Master Class Workshops*

Africa, Asia and Latin America USD 150
All other (including OECD) Countries USD 200
Ethiopians Birr 2,500

*Master Class Workshop has limited space and is on first-come-first-serve basis.

International Conference and Second HEFAALA Symposium

Sponsored delegates Free
Africa, Asia and Latin America USD 100
All other (OECD) countries USD 150
Ethiopians Birr 1,500
Ethiopians (Students) Birr 500

International Conference

Sponsored Ethiopians Free
Ethiopians Birr 1,000
Ethiopians (Students) Birr 250
All others USD 50

Fees are not refundable.

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RECOMMENDED READING LIST

  1. IAU International Bibliographic Database compilation of 140 most recent research-based publications on Higher Education broken down by theme and region. https://hedbib.iau-aiu.net/images/iau/New%20In%20HEDBIB%20June%202019.pdf
  2. Recently produced by INHEA (for the event) at http://www.inhea.org/advance-recommended-readings-for-the-second-hefaala-symposium/
  3. African Higher Education Resource Database at http://inhea.org/African_Higher_Education_Resource_Database/
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