Conference

 Objective

 Pre-Conference Workshop

 Poster Session

 Programme

 Conference languages

 Registration

 Accommodation

 Getting to the University

 Welcoming Reception

 Photo Gallery

 Participant List

 Contact

 

Double and Joint Degree Programmes in Cross-border Regions
Opportunities, Challenges, and Prospects

QUACE Project - Final Conference
29-30 May 2008, Saarland University, Saarbrücken

Double and joint degree programmes are widely considered as a valuable contribution to the development of the European Higher Education Area. According to educational policies on different levels they should be implemented on a larger scale. Higher education institutions in border regions have particular opportunities to deploy cross-border education. In the Greater Region Saar-Lor-Lux-Wallonia, as in other euro-regions, there are a couple of longstanding experiences with double and joint degree programmes dating back before the Bologna declaration. In addition, numerous recent initiatives are showing up which attempt to comply with the Bologna reform from their very inception. These programmes, whether timeproved or in preparation, can be considered as a micro-cosmos of the possibilities of synergies and the challenges of European harmonization. Little is known, however, about their organizational and operational successes and failures. With regard to the less prominent pillar of the Bologna reform cooperation and convergence in quality assurance they seem to be still largely caught, among other challenges, between national schemes and practices.

 

Objective

The conference will explore the enabling conditions for creating excellence in higher education across borders. The results of the QUACE project will be presented, current and future challenges and good practices in cross-border higher education will be discussed and documented.

 

Pre-Conference Workshop

European experts from different domains and organisations are invited to join the pre-conference workshop on Thursday morning. The main objective of this workshop is to critically review the draft recommendations resulting from interviews with initiators or coordinators of double/joint degree programmes on the Bachelor, Master and PhD level in the Greater Region Saar-Lor-Lux-Wallonia. The participants of this workshop will be asked to jointly write a revised version of recommendations to be submitted to the audience of the conference for approval.

 

Poster Session

Poster presentations are offered in the poster corner to highlight and discuss good practice examples in a less structured atmosphere. A one-page poster will describe briefly the main components of a cross-university network or study programme to initiate a discussion. The forum participants are free to join and leave the ongoing discussion.

The poster session will be held in the Aula of the Saarland university on Thursday afternoon.

 

Programme

Please download the flyer with the conference programme.

 QUACE Conference Flyer [en]

 QUACE Conférence Flyer [fr] 

 

Dinner

On the evening of May 29, a dinner will be served in the Casino restaurant am Staden in Saarbrücken, starting at 8.00 pm. Located in a grand and spacious garden on the upper Saar River, the 100 year old jugendstil villa welcomes you to its exquisite restaurant, with a wine cellar and a garden terrace.

The conference dinner venue lies within 7 minutes walking distance from the Old Town. The address of the restaurant is Bismarckstrasse 47, 66121 Saarbrücken.

The conference dinner is included in the registration fee, beverages are not included.

 

Conference languages

Plenum: German, English, and French (with simultaneous translation)
Workshop and Discussion Groups: English

 

Registration

In order to register for the Quace Project Final Conference “Double and Joint Degree Programmes in Cross-border Regions” please send the form (WORD-file) by mail or fax to the following address:

Mitra Moghadassian
Saarland University
Projekt QUACE
Building A2 3
D-66123 Saarbrücken

Phone: +49 (0)681-302-3316

Please note that the registration form is the same for interested persons, participants who wish to register a poster as well as participants for the pre-conference workshop.

Registration will be open until 21 May 2008. Later registration depending on availability.

 Anmeldeformular [de]

 Registration Form [en]

 Formulaire d'Inscription [fr]

 

Accommodation

Participants sponsored through the conference secretariat were accommodated at the Hotel Domicil Leidinger.

Participants with their own sponsorship arrangements could book accommodation at hotels nearby:

QUACE has reserved blocks of rooms at these hotels. To reserve, please contact the hotels directly, citing “QUACE”. Please note that the special accomodation arrangements made with the hotels listed above are only valid till May 5.
For further information and hotels please visit the website of the town Saarbrücken or use the followng online booking form.

 

Getting to the University

Please follow these links for more information

 

Welcoming Reception

The welcoming reception on the Wednesday evening (May 28) will be held in the “Senatssaal” in building A2 3 (marked on the campus map) from 6-8 pm. Those attending on Wednesday evening will be able to collect conference packs and put up posters etc.

 

Participant List

Aerden, Axel
Policy Advisor for International Affairs, NVAO
The Hague, Netherlands

Arnold, Walter 
Professor of Material Sciences, Saarland University
Saarbrucken, Germany

Beck, Dieter
Associate Professor, Bureau for Applied Psychology
Saarbrucken, Germany

Blanca, Philippe 
Unité de Recherche (LCMI), QUACE Project
University of Luxembourg
Luxembourg

Börsch, Franz 
Coordination Office, German Accreditation Council
Bonn, Germany

Carlot, Caroline
European Students’ Union (ESU)
Clermont, France

Dörrenbächer, Peter
Professor of Cultural Geography,
Saarland University
Saarbrucken, Germany

Ehses, Markus
Programme Coordinator, Institute for Inorganic Chemistry, Saarland University
Saarbrucken, Germany

Gigoux, Daniel 
Director of International Relations, École Européenne d’Ingénieurs en Génie des Matériaux (EEIGM)
Nancy, France

Halleux, Isabelle
Administration Recherche et Développement and QUACE Project, University of Liège
Belgium

Hopbach, Achim    
Managing Director, German Accreditation Council
Bonn, Germany

Horwat, David 
École Européenne d’Ingénieurs en Génie des Matériaux (EEIGM)
Nancy, France

Hudemann, Rainer 
Professor for Modern and Contemporary History, Saarland University
Saarbrucken, Germany

Jeandrain, Denys 
Administration Recherche et Développement, QUACE Project, University of Liège
Belgium

Kirwan, Natalie 
Academic Assistant, University of Luxembourg
Luxembourg

Lanzendorf, Ute
Senior Researcher, International Centre for Higher Education Research
University of Kassel
Germany

Leonhard, Dieter 
President of the German-French University
Saarbrucken, Germany

Leprévost, Maria
Vice Secretary General, German-French University Saarbrucken
Germany

Loretz, Brigitta
Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Biopharmaceutics and Pharmaceutical Technology, Saarland University
Saarbrucken, Germany

Max, Charles 
Professor for "Learning with educational media", Faculty of Language and Literature, Humanities, Arts and Education (LSHASE), QUACE Project University of Luxembourg
Luxembourg

Michaux, Gérard
Vice President of the Conseil des Études et de la Vie Universitaire (CEVU), Paul-Verlaine University Metz
France

Michel, Gabriel
Professor of Computer Sciences, Paul-Verlaine University, and Head of ISFATES
Metz, France

Moghadassian, Mitra
Presidial Office, QUACE Project, Saarland University
Saarbrucken, Germany

Molz, Markus
Unité de Recherche (LCMI), QUACE Project,University of Luxembourg
Luxembourg

Mücklich, Frank 
Professor of Functional Materials, Saarland University
Saarbrucken, Germany

Neumann, Sascha  
Presidial Office, QUACE Project, Saarland University
Saarbrucken, Germany

Offergeld, Thilo  
Presidial Office, QUACE Project, Saarland University
Saarbrucken, Germany

Pasternack, Peer 
Research Director, Institute for Higher Education Research Wittenberg (HoF Wittenberg), Martin-Luther-University
Halle-Wittenberg, Germany

Soldera, Flavio 
Programme Coordinator of AMASE, ADEMAT and EUSMAT, Institute of Functional Materials, Saarland University Saarbrucken, Germany

Steinmann, Marina
Head of Bologna Process Department, German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)
Bonn, Germany

Velichko, Alexandra 
Research Assistant, Institute of Functional Materials, Saarland University
Saarbrucken, Germany

Verbelen, Bart 
Assistant Professor, IMPALLA Programme, CEPS
Differdange, Luxembourg

Wagner, Christian
Professor of Experimental Physics, Saarland University
Saarbrucken, Germany

Wittenbrock, Rolf 
Head of the Planning Office with focus on Europe, Saarland University Saarbrucken, Germany

  Participant List

 

 

Contact

For further information about this conference, please contact:

Mitra Moghadassian
Saarland University
Projekt QUACE
Building A2 3
66123 Saarbrücken, Germany

Phone: +49 (0)681-302-3316