Event

2014 EFMD Conference for Deans & Directors General

Hosted by: University of Gothenburg, School of Business, Economics and Law

The event will start on: 30 Jan 14 14:00
And will end on: 31 Jan 14 22:30

Location: Gothenburg, Sweden
Contact:
delphine.hauspy@efmd.org

 

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 IMPORTANT NOTE: All non-reserved hotel rooms in the conference hotel will be RELEASED on Friday 6 December. If you’ll be attending the conference, we advise you to book a room online as soon as possible before that date.

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Target Group
A meeting by invitation only, for those with chief executive (top management) responsibility and authority in EFMD member business schools and centres. Directors of non-member schools can be invited at the discretion of the organisers.

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Programme

Thursday, 30 January 2014
09:00 Buses from Gothia Towers Hotel to University of Gothenburg, School of Business, Economics and Law
09:30 – 14:00 Registration
10:00 – 11:00 EFMD Quality Services Annual Meeting - Plenary
The EFMD Quality Services Team will report during a plenary session on the current status and the latest developments of EFMD accreditations. Through this session, Deans and Directors will also learn about the future objectives of the EFMD accreditations.
  • Michael Osbaldeston, Director, Quality Services, EFMD
  • Christian Delporte, Senior Advisor, Quality Services, EFMD
  • Chris Greensted, Senior Advisor, Quality Services, EFMD
  • Ulrich Hommel, Senior Advisor, Quality Services, EFMD
  • Roland Van Dierdonck, Senior Advisor, Quality Services, EFMD

It should be noted that this is not a standard accreditation seminar; explanations on Standards & Criteria or processes are NOT the main objective of this session.

11:00 - 11:30 Coffee Break
11:30 - 12:30 Session
BSIS – Business School Impact Survey

Aim: The BSIS is designed to determine the extent and nature of a Business School’s Impact upon its local environment - the city or region in which it is located. It was initially designed by FNEGE and has been tested successfully in several institutions, both public and private, in the French higher education arena. The BSIS assessment criteria and process have been adapted for an international audience and are now offered in a joint venture between EFMD and FNEGE as a service to EFMD members in any part of the world.
12:30 – 13:00 Optional Newcomers’ Session
EFMD and its Deans & Directors General steering committee will bring newcomers up to speed with what this EFMD network has been trying to achieve in the last few years. The session will also introduce the different ingredients we use during the meeting and will explain how we reached this recipe. Through this special session, newcomers will get a first opportunity to network with the members of the committee as well as with new participants of the conference.
  • Christopher Earley, Dean, Krannert Graduate School of Management, Purdue University, US
  • Johan Roos, Dean and Managing Director, Jönköping International Business School, SE

Moderated by Christian Delporte, Director Business School Services, EFMD

12:30 – 14:00 Welcome Lunch Buffet
14:00 – 14:15 Welcome
  • Eric Cornuel, Director General and CEO, EFMD
Host: Per Cramér, Dean, School of Business, Economics and Law, University of Gothenburg, SE
Chairperson: Christopher Earley, Dean, Krannert Graduate School of Management, Purdue University, US
14:15 – 15:00 EFMD Update
  • Eric Cornuel, Director General and CEO, EFMD
15:00 – 16:00 Plenary I
Skills and Mobility in European Higher Education
Aim: Understanding the EU's policy on trans-national boundaries and the global movement of students and academics (faculty, PhDs, researchers, etc.) with a special focus on skills in Europe.
16:00 – 16:30 Coffee Break
16:30 – 18:00 Plenary II – Discussion Panel
Aim: Reflections on the changing business education landscape, the role and purpose of business education and highlight some key concerns for the industry. Provoking questions and discussion.

Panelists

  • Kai Peters, Chief Executive, Ashridge, UK
  • Eugenia Bieto, Director General, ESADE, ES
  • Jaana Sandström, Dean, Lappeenranta University of Technology School of Business, FIN
  • Barbara Sporn, Vice Rector of Research, International Affairs & External Relations, WU Vienna University of Economics and Business, AT
  • Hellmut Schütte, Dean and Vice President, Distinguished Professor of Management, CEIBS, China Europe International Business School, CN

Moderated by Johan Roos, Dean and Managing Director, Jönköping International Business School, SE

18:00 Bus Transfer from University of Gothenburg to Gothia Towers Hotel
19:00 Welcome Drinks & Dinner in Gothia Towers Hotel Estrad Restaurant

 

Friday, 31 January 2014
08:30 Buses from Gothia Tower Hotel to University of Gothenburg
09:00 – 10:30 Plenary III – Panel Discussion                                          
The Role of MOOCs
Aim: Different perspectives from various MOOCs stakeholders. How are they using it today and what is the future of MOOCs in their opinion?
  • Provider perspective: Simon Nelson, CEO, Futurelearn, UK
  • Critical perspective: David Kernohan, Programme Manager, eLearning Innovation Team, Jisc, UK
  • Pedagogical perspective: Paul Stacey, Associate Director of Global Learning, Creative Commons, USA
10:30 – 11:00 Coffee Break
11:00 – 12:30 Working Groups Series A
  A1. Effects of MOOCs on Learning and Pedagogy
Aim: Open discussion about MOOCs concerning their effect on learning and pedagogy in general. How can they be used to improve the quality of campus-based education? MOOC: a pedagogic idea for improvement? Exchange your experience and views with other Deans.
  • Moderated by Per Cramér, Dean, University of Gothenburg, School of Business, Economics and Law, SE
  A2. Money and MOOCs
Aim: Open discussion about MOOCs related to costs issues; if content is free, how will business schools developing courses make money with these? What about the intellectual property question? Etc. Exchange your experience and views with other Deans.
  A3. MOOCs and Markets
Aim: Open discussion about MOOCs and how they will/have affect/ed the different markets such as executive education, undergraduates, bachelor’s degree, MBA, etc. It is a slow shift from large lecture halls to small “personalised” seminars; will this improve the quality of education? Exchange your experience and views with other Deans.
  • Moderated by: Robin Mason, Dean of the Business School and Professor of Economics, University of Exeter Business School, UK
  A4. Interdisciplinary Programmes
Aim: Discussing Deans’ own experience with interdisciplinary programmes. Explanation of concrete examples how a school can best link two disciplines offered at the school to its advantage.
  • Andrew Griffiths, Academic Dean and Head of the UQ Business School, University of Queensland, AUS
  • Roy Green, Dean of Business, UTS - University of Technology, Sydney, AUS
  • Alice Guilhon, Dean, SKEMA Business School, FR
  A5. XYZ - Education and Learning Adapted for Millenials
Aim: Discussing and exchanging with Deans’ about their own experience with learning styles for millennials (technology and learning, contrasted states of learning with other generations (X, Y)). Understanding how millennials think, act and react and what are therefore some adapted learning styles.
  • Jessica Di Bella, Head of Mannheim Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation, Institute for SME Research (ifm), University of Mannheim, DE
12:30 – 14:00 Lunch
14:00 – 15:00 Plenary IV – Panel
Sustainability – Corporate Perspective
Aim: Understanding the perspective of the industry; what kind of competencies linked to sustainability are companies looking for when it comes to business school graduates?
15:00 – 16:00 Working Groups Series B
  B1. Social Innovation
Aim: Open discussion about social innovation; new corporate and education models for sustainability contributing to global welfare. Exchange your experience and views with other Deans.
  • Moderated by Christopher Earley, Dean, Krannert Graduate School of Management, Purdue University, US
  B2. Structure for Cooperation with NGO’s
Aim: Open discussion about business schools cooperation with NGO’s; relationships between NGO’s and business schools are becoming increasingly important as they are potential employers for graduates, but they are a different species compared to companies or governmental institutions. How do you get through to them? Exchange your experience and views with other Deans.
  • Moderated by: Zeynep Gurhan Canli, Director of Graduate School of Business, Koç University, TR   
 

B3. Financial Sustainability of Business Schools
Aim: Open discussion about financial sustainability in business schools; explore different options how to cope with financial challenges and funding pressure experienced in your business school. Exchange your experience and views with other Deans.

  • Moderated by Ulrich Hommel, Associate Director, Quality Services, EFMD
  B4. MNC Setting the Sustainability Agenda
The future world with more people and the push for higher living standards in the emerging countries will be resource and pollution constrained. There is today a green race between countries and between companies about who will be the leading suppliers of resource efficient solutions and products that the global markets will inevitably require. Business schools need to educate tomorrows leaders about these new realities and make sure that they have the skills and science literacy to understand what a sustainable world will demand.
  • Björn Stigson, Chairman, Stigson & Partners AB, Former President, The World Business Council for Sustainable Development and Former Visiting Professor at the School of Business, Economics and Law, SE
  B5. Round Table – Internationalisation of Deans
Aim: Exploring the consequences of today’s new global market on the mobility of Deans. Listening to different perspectives on how the internationalisation of the market has affected the sector. Is there a risk of a homogenisation of cultures if each foreign dean brings in his/her way of doing in that different culture? Intercultural vs. International.
  • David Allen, Senior leader in Global Higher Education and Principal Consultant, Global Higher Education and Global Chairs & Professors Practices, Perrett Laver, UK
  • Gareth Duxbury, Consultant, Global Higher Education, Perrett Laver, UK
  • Ramon O'Callaghan, Dean, Graduate School of Business, Nazarbayev University, KZ
  • Howard Thomas, Dean of Lee Kong Chian School of Business and LKCSB Chair of Strategic Management, Singapore Management University, SG
16:00 – 16:30 Coffee Break
16:30 – 17:30 Plenary V
Swedish Corporate Perspective
Aim: Reflection on the development of education and the relations and collaboration with the academic world. How do they see themselves as a company useful for the academic world and what in their view are the expectations of companies from business schools?
17:30 – 17:45 Conclusion Session
Chairperson: Christopher Earley, Dean, Krannert Graduate School of Management, Purdue University, US
17:45 – 18:00 Presentation of Next Year’s Venue
  • Eugenia Bieto, Director General, ESADE, ES
18:00 Buses back to Gothia Towers Hotel
19:15 Buses from Gothia Towers Hotel to Sjömagasinet
20:00 Gala Dinner in Sjömagasinet
Klippans Kulturreservat
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SE-414 51 Göteborg
T +46 31 775 59 20
23:00 Buses back to Gothia Towers Hotel

 

Practical Information

  1. Venue
  2. Contact at the school
  3. Directions
  4. Fees and Payment
  5. Tourism
  6. Internet
 
1. Venue

Swedish name: Handelshögskolan vid Göteborgs Universitet
(School of Business, Economics and Law at the University of Gothenburg)
Visiting Address; Vasagatan 1, Building A (Main entrance), Gothenburg
Postal Address; Box 600, SE 405 30 Gothenburg, Sweden

 
2. Contact at the schoolTop

Helena Sjöholm
Director International Accreditations
Postal Address: Box 600, SE 405 30 Gothenburg
Visiting Address: Vasagatan 1, Building B, 6th floor
Tel: + 46766186479
Fax: +46 31 786 5520
Email: Helena.Sjoholm@handels.gu.se

 
3. Direction to reach Gothenburg or the hotel (Gothia Towers)Top

Gothenburg has two International Airports:

Gothenburg Landvetter Airport
Landvetter is Sweden’s second largest airport with about 90 international direct flights every day.

Gothenburg Landvetter Airport – Gothia Towers:

Airport bus:
The Airport Coach leaves every 20 minutes. The first stop is Korsvägen, just outside the Hotel Gothia Towers. The journey takes about 20 minutes and the ticket cost 99 SEK (the bus accepts credit cards)

Taxi:
Taxis are located directly outside the international arrivals hall.
Taxi companies often have a fixed price for travel between the airport and Gothenburg and the price is about 400-450 SEK. Always enquire about the price before travelling.


Gothenburg City Airport
Gothenburg City Airport is situated about 15 km outside Gothenburg. The airport is served by e.g. Ryanair and Wizz Air.

Gothenburg City Airport – Gothia Towers:

Airport Bus:
The airport bus departs from outside the airport terminal to Nils Ericssonsplatsen, the Train Station in the city. The journeys are adapted to flight arrivals and departures. A single journey costs about 70 SEK and takes about 25-30 minutes. Upon Arrival to the train station you can take a taxi to Hotel Gothia Towers, which is 5 minutes drive, or tram number 2 to Korsvagen, the tram stops just outside the hotel.

Taxi:
There is a taxi station at the airport. Taxis and limousine service can also be booked via the airport information desk.
Taxi companies often have a fixed price for travel between the airport and Gothenburg and the price is about 400SEK. Always enquire about the price before travelling.

 
4. Fees and paymentTop
  • EARLY BIRD UNTIL 14 October 2013
    • 995€ (+25% Swedish VAT*) FULL members of EFMD
    • 1145€ (+25% Swedish VAT*) AFFILIATED members of EFMD
    • 1295€ (+25% Swedish VAT*) non members of EFMD
  • NORMAL FEE UNTIL 13 December 2013
    • 1120€ (+25% Swedish VAT*) FULL members of EFMD
    • 1270€ (+25% Swedish VAT*) AFFILIATED members of EFMD
    • 1420€ (+25% Swedish VAT*) non members of EFMD
  • LATE FEE AFTER 13 December 2013 (payment by credit card ONLY)
    • 1245€ (+25% Swedish VAT*) FULL members of EFMD
    • 1395€ (+25% Swedish VAT*) AFFILIATED members of EFMD
    • 1545€ (+25% Swedish VAT*) non members of EFMD

Cancellation Policy Date: 7 January 2014
Cancellations must be confirmed in writing. If Momentum EFMD Conference Secretariat receives notice of your withdrawal before 7 January 2014, a cancellation administrative fee of 75€ (+25% Swedish VAT*) will be charged. Thereafter, we regret that we are unable to refund any fees.

* Swedish VAT: For non-Swedish participants, the recovery procedure of VAT will be attached to the invoice.

 
5. TourismTop

http://www.goteborg.com

 
6. Internet linksTop

Transports:
Gothenburg Landvetter Airport
Gothenburg City Airport 
Trains (National and International)
Public Transport

Weather 

Campus Map

City Map ( “Handelshögskolan”)

 

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